During the period of American Aid, Taiwan was full of post-war colonized culture – with its ideology of admiring the West. A symbol of false progress entered every family searching for happiness. For example, people expected to hear American soldiers' radio broadcasts. In the play, the main character Jia-jhih Du's life is full of Western style – noisy parties and relationships with foreigners. His mother is immersed with joys with the vanity of the American soldiers' club.
This was an American dream.
In 1979, official diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the USA were severed. In a furious and noisy demonstration, many people awoke from the American dream. Along with Lisa's going abroad, Jia-jhih's young and romantic dream fades away. Mother cannot accept the dramatic change of reality and finally enters a mental hospital, still living in an American dream. Jia-jhih said, "Mama, how do you feel today?" This is gradually becoming his only reality in life.
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