The Short Story “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu

Analyze the short story “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu.

Discuss why and how the story “The Paper Menagerie” connects with one or two of the following themes love (filial, maternal/paternal, romantic, or platonic), alienation or otherness, the American dream or nightmare, the quest for identity or coming of age, and Conformity or Rebellion. Use specific details from the text, including the use of irony, metaphor, and symbolism, to support your point.