• Amy Tan, "A Pair of Tickets"
    A Pair of Tickets Amy Tan Amy Tan’s A Pair Of Tickets is a story concerning family and roots. June May, like the author herself, was a Chinese born in USA and grew up with an American background culture, whereas her mother grew up in China and then immigrated to America. Looking at the...
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  • Amy Tan's "A pair of tickets" character analysis
    Trevor Bryan Professor Bisirri ENC 1102 September 24, 2013 Character Analysis of Jing Mei In the short story “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan, Tan portrays the story of an Americanized Chinese woman trying to reconnect with her culture. In the story, the character Jing Mei is conflicted...
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  • A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan
    Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, focusing mainly on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an immigrant from China and the daughter is a thoroughly Americanized --yellow on the surface and white underneath. In her book, the mother tries to convey their ri...
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  • A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan in a different Point of View
    My sister and I were sitting and waiting. We were finally going to meet our baby sister. What if she did not like us? What if we did not like her? We saw our sister when she came off of the plane. Waving towards her, we had the Polaroid that she had sent us in hand. As soon as she passed...
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  • A Pair of Tickets: the Pure Essence of the Individual
    The Pure Essence of the Individual Many stereotypes exist within the social context of today’s world that stem from old and new preconceived notions of the unfamiliar. For example, some stereotypes stress generalizations that pertain to the aspects of different cultures such as religion, behavior...
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  • A Pair of Tickets Essay
                      A Pair of Tickets In the short story "A Pair of Tickets," by judging from the title one might think that this is a simple story more about adventure than anything else. In “A Pair of Tickets” The author Amy Tan uses a symbols to help us understand the theme...
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  • The Short Story a Pair of Tickets
    The short story, "A Pair of Tickets", by Amy Tan is about a Chinese-American girl named Jing-Mei, raised in San Francisco, which struggles with identity early in her life. Jing-Mei can be similar to a banana, yellow on the outside but white on the inside. Now 36 years old, she is on a train going...
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  • Theme in a Pair of Tickets
    Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” is the account of Jing-mei, an American woman on a pilgrimage to China to meet her half-sisters, abandoned by her mother in China during World War II. Jing-mei’s mother always hoped of reuniting with her daughters she left behind long ago, but s...
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  • Analyzing: “a Pair of Tickets"
    Analyzing: ”A pair of Tickets” “Theme” is commonly described as the central idea for literary work or ideas explored within a piece of literature. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines theme as: “a subject or topic of discourse; an artistic representation; a written composition; a mel...
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  • Literary Analysis of "A Pair of Tickets
    Literary Analysis of A pair of Tickets In Amy Tan’s, A Pair of Tickets, Tan uses a change in setting paralleled to a change in character to reveal that when a person learns something new, whether it be about a culture or another person, it changes the way they think and accept the world...
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  • A Pair of Tickets
    "A Pair of Tickets" Amy Tan's classic short story, "A Pair of Tickets", is a coming of age story as the protagonist wakes up to her heritage when she travels to her native land, but it is also a story of internal racial tension. Not in the sense of one class looking down on another but of the int...
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  • The Joy Luck Club - a Pair of Tickets Analysis
    The Joy Luck Club – A Pair of Tickets – Analysis Use of Language – Metaphor Theme – Identity  This story explores the insights of Jing-Mei’s literal and figurative journey back to her cultural origin, China.  In the text, Jing-mei had initially 'vigorously denied that [she] h...
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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan
    Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan I am not a scholar of English or literature. I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinate...
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  • Everyday Use/a Pair of Tickets
    True Heritage Heritage is defined as something that is passed down from preceding generations, such as a tradition. It could also be defined as the status acquired by a person through birth. Heritage helps to develop a persons values showing what they believe in; particularly about the values o...
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  • A Pair of Tickets - Short Essay
    Who am I? Have you ever sat and thought about the contributing elements that make you the person you are? In “A Pair of Tickets,” in hopes of finding her true self, June May struggles to identify who she is. Amy Tan is an author who uses the element of character development to bring out the them...
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  • A Pair of Tickets: a Dream Come True
    A Dream Come True The short story "A Pair of Tickets" written by Amy Tan is the representation of liminal characters between two cultures. When talking about Liminal character, it means the characters that are in battle in searching for their true identity. People have to search for their true ide...
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  • Irony in "A Pair of Tickets" and "A Rocking Horse Winner"
    Ricardo Cortez Prof. P. Vedula English-1102 (60384) 04 July 2012 Rough draft with markups on irony in “A Pair of Tickets” and “A Rocking Horse Winner” Two of the many definitions of irony that I like are found on dictionary.com. The first definition states that irony is “incongruity...
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  • a pair of tickets
          "A Pair of Tickets"           A  message  I  think  the  author  Amy  Tan  is  trying  to  give  in  "A  Pair  of  Tickets"  is  the  importance  of  knowing  your  heritage.  The  beginning  starts  off  with  a  young  lady  named  Jing  Mei  and  her  father  on  a  train  in...
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  • a pair of tickets
    Close Reading of the Final Paragraph of “A Pair of Tickets” For I am a Chinese, reading A Pair of Tickets gives me a sense of familiar recognition but simultaneously vagueness. The war her parents gone through was words of text in my history lesson, and at the same time, my...
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  • The Similarity Between Frederick Douglass and Amy Tan
    Mariama Barry ENG110 Prof. Edmondson 12/11/12 Both stories “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan and “Learning to read” by Frederick Douglass talk about how language both helped and hurt them. In Amy’s Tan “Mother Tongue” she explains how language has affected her as a child. She began t...
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