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    These two figures, Uncle McDonald and Aunt McDonald seem to be clown companions for children. Considering "enter" and "has caught on", they seem to have not entered China yet and "has caught on" seems to explain only the American situation. What do you think? Did they already launch in the Chinese market?

    st219) In China, the most populous country on earth, it has been government policy since 1980 not to havemore than one child. So the second generation of only children has no brothers or sisters, and because their parents are only children, too, they also have no aunts, uncles, or cousins. Enter Ronald McDonald, who is "Uncle McDonald," and his female counterpart, "Aunt McDonald." They are the extended family that is gone in China. They do what a good aunt and uncle do: take an interest in the children, talk to them and play games. Sometimes they do this while celebrating a child's birthday, an American custom previously unknown in China, which has caught on as single-child families and prosperity combine to create child consumers. Aunt and Uncle McDonald also visit the children at school and at home, something Americans would find very strange.

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    These two characters have arrived in China. Though previously unknown in China, one American custom has caught on.

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    "Enter Ronald McDonald, who is "Uncle McDonald," and his female counterpart, "Aunt McDonald." " sounded like a command for the future, so I was confused.
    What did the writer mean by "enter"?

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    It's the form used in stage directions.

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    Okay, I found it. So the sentence acts like "In this situation, Ronald McDonals comes in to solve the problem..." to make it more dramatic, I guess. If I'm wrong, please correct me please.

    because their parents are only children, too, they also have no aunts, uncles, or cousins. Enter Ronald McDonald, who is "Uncle McDonald," and his female counterpart, "Aunt McDonald." They are the extended family that is gone in China. They

    Act, Scene, Line
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    Speech text
    1 I,1,1 Enter ORLANDO and ADAM
    2 I,1,22 [Enter OLIVER]
    3 I,1,26 [ADAM retires]
    4 I,1,76 Enter DENNIS
    5 I,1,83 Enter CHARLES

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