The father has as well as left and the mother’s departure is also a reflection of the search for their father. The two sister are left with the aunt they do not know and presents a hostile environment hence validating their minority as reflected in the minor transnationalism. Their children are left long before they could realize the reason for the desertion.
The girls are portrayed as scrubbing and cleaning for their aunt to fill the plastic piggy bank that will lead to their reunion with their mother. The idea of the minor transnationalism is validated, in this case, the two sisters have both engaged with as well as against the others who are the majority as they put efforts to fill the plastic piggy bank. Their engagement is in line with the provisions of the minor transnationalism as it shows a vertical framework of opposition and assimilation. Indeed, he paper also showcases how these young characters engage with both majority and other minority cultures. For example, their aunt represents the majority and their grandmother who they sympathize with depicts their engagement with other minorities. Their desertion is evident as the elder sister washes her sibling to prevent her from feeling a state of desertion. The two sisters are however sold grasshoppers to care for themselves as they await the return of their mother despite being in a diaspora.
The younger sister is in a state of withdrawal; however, her elder sister tries to make her happy as she takes the role of parenting her. The sisters must thrive to come to terms with their isolation or minority status. The sisters know the threats of the external environment they live. Jin shows affection for her sister despite desperately feeling abandoned but have little knowledge about their situation. Thus, the characters fit the minor transnationalism description as they fight creatively despite being minority to fill their piggy bank as they know that will bring their mother back. On