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S. - more easily than she can tell Figgy's story. Is it, perhaps , more di伍cult to craft a credible discussion of the path to achievement and assimilation for a working-class Chinese man in New York City? Perhaps the ending itself indicates a certain ambivalence about assimilation , despite the “ happily ever after" tone of the last scene. Except for the “imaginary" finale where Figgy is dressed like a Wall Street executive , we never actually see Figgy compromise his Chinese-ness. The same cannot be said for MABEL CHEUNG YUEN-TING'S AN AUTUMN'S TALE other characters in An Autumn 台 Tale.
Wh en there is still no sign of Figgy the next morning, Jenny goes for a walk to ease her mind. In a nearby park she is surprised to meet Mrs. Sherwood and An na. They want her to move to the house on Long Island with them. Jenny - who by now has given up hope that she and Figgy will be together - agrees to do so. In the meantime , Figgy returns home and sees that J enny has tidied his room and left him a birthday gift. Hoping that he now has a chance for a more permanent relationship with her, he runs to an antique dealer and trades his car for an expensive watchband he knows Jenny likes.
Working GzTl (1988) follows the fortunes of the young , perky, and independent (hereafter YP I) Tess McGill seeking success (and romance) in the big city. The fascination with YPI women “ taking Manhattan" has not waned in the 21st-century and there seems to be a global market for stories of this sort. Films such as Miss Congeniality, Maid in Manhattan, 13 Going on 30 and most recently , TI日e DevlÏ Wears Prada, continue to celebrate the YPI type , as do the ever-popular (globally distributed) re-runs of Sex in 的e City and Friends.