"Amy Tan A Pair Of Tickets" Essays and Research Papers

  • 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 repeated words, we discussed that one there are many words such as mother, sister, father and Aiyi. Most of the characters in this story belong to one family, June May’s family. It suggests to us that the...

    China, Chinese name, Chinese nationalism 1162  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 internal racial tension that rages on inside Jing-mei as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after...

    China 979  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 rich history and legacy to her daughter, who is almost completely ignorant of their heritage, while the daughter attempts to understand her hopelessly old- fashioned mother, who now seems to harbor a secret...

    China, Chinese literature, Family 693  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan's Pair of Tickets and Bonesetters Daughter

    The Bonesetter’s Daughter and A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan, are two stories that tell the story of a Chinese immigrant woman and the struggle between them and their American-born daughter. While A Pair of Tickets includes the father, both stories are focused on the relationship between a mother and daughter in which the mothers never actually tell their tales, but the basis of the stories are focused on the mother’s confessions of their lives in China. Beyond the theme, however, both stories show...

    China, Chinese American, Ethnic group 810  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 over the loss of her mother and the feeling that they never fully connected with each other. For years she resented her heritage, but as part of her life passes, she feels the need to reconnect and learn who...

    China, Father, Han Chinese 1332  Words | 4  Pages

  • Everyday Use/a Pair of Tickets

    particularly about the values of their family. In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets”, the author’s seem to explore a common theme of heritage. Alice Walker is exploring the concept of heritage as it applies to an African-American family. Amy Tan is displaying the theme of heritage as it relates to Chinese and a Chinese-American family. Dee, from Everyday Use, and Jing-Mei, from A Pair of Tickets, have different adaptations of their heritage, but ironically it takes a trip back...

    Amy Tan, China, Chinese nationalism 1641  Words | 5  Pages

  • Book Analysis: A Pair of Tickets

    Nicole Chung Professor Buscher English 1B 22 September 2014 “A Pair of Tickets” In Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets,” the readers are given a different perspective on setting. First it can produce four types of time. Second, setting makes a non-physical environment, and lastly it can be clearly described by the narrator. The setting affects the story by allowing herself to examine her sense of personal identity. Throughout the story, the author uses various aspects of setting, and the readers will see...

    China, Chinese nationalism, Diageo 1082  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Everyday Use" and "A Pair of Tickets"

    "Everyday Use" and "A Pair of Tickets" In "Everyday Use," Alice Walker writes about a black mother and her two daughters, Maggie and Dee. Both the mother and Maggie are traditional characters, who are proud of their black heritage. However, Dee is the opposite of her mother and sister. She has false thoughts of her heritage. In "A Pair of Tickets," the author, Amy Tan, describes Jing Mei's change in her view of her Chinese heritage during her travel to China. Although both of the authors write about...

    2003 in film, China, Chinese character 1282  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 the story. Family and Culture are the most important topic in this story therefore; it gives us a better understanding of the story. As stated in the context of the story “Jing-mei is on a train to China, traveling with her...

    Amy Tan, China, Dominican Republic 1427  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 between what is expected to be and what actually is, or a situation or result showing such incongruity” (“Irony”). The second defines Dramatic irony as "…irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama...

    Amy Tan, Comedy, Fiction 1418  Words | 4  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" is an autobiographical look into her childhood that shows the conflict between Tan and her mother, the difference between old and new cultures, the past and the present, and parents' expectations vs. reality. Couples of opposing elements comprise the basis of the entire story; to another extent even the title itself, "Two Kinds," shows the friction that Tan creates. The strongest argument that Tan suggest is that this may not only be a look into her own life, rather it may...

    Amy Tan, Emotion, Parent 1319  Words | 4  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    Kinds by Amy Tan, there is a mother who motivates her daughter by making her participate in several trainings to enhance her skills. Amy is signed up for many practices and events that she does not want to do. However, throughout the story we see a dramatic change in Amy from being an obedient to defiant caused by her mother’s pressure to become someone who she was not. From the story we see countless bad parenting habits. The first habit that we capture is the unsympathetic feeling towards Amy. A parents...

    Amy Tan, Bullying, Childhood 1053  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 around them. Jing-Mei is a 36 year old woman of Chinese decent. She grew up in America in San Francisco and has never known what it is to be Chinese. She has denied any kinship to the culture and it has a lot...

    China, Chinese calendar, Culture of China 927  Words | 3  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    fate by reinventing the story that is told about a crooked nose. • • All the stories in her books are interlocking personal narrative in different voices. The narrators appear as characters in each other’s stories as well as tell their own stories, Tan does not have to fully develop the narrator’s voice in each story. While American daughters like Jing-mei employ personal narrative as a way of telling stories, the ’’ Because this indirect means is the only way Jing-mei’s mother can interpret...

    Amy Tan, China, Chinese nationalism 2384  Words | 7  Pages

  • 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 melodic subject of a musical movement.” However, theme can also serve to convey a “moral” of a story, and as such possesses the unique ability to challenge the reader’s own moral compass, providing new perspectives...

    A Story, Character, Family 1055  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 back to China to meet her twin sisters that she never knew until her mother pasted away. She suffered from a blood vessel that busted in her brain. This secret has been kept from her until the family...

    Chinese character, Chinese language, Family 976  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tounge - Amy Tan

    Amy Tan, the author of “Mother Tongue,” gives the audience a new outlook and better understanding of the struggles that every immigrant who lives in United States had gone through every day. Amy Tan gives the audience the positive view on the “broken” English speakers by using herself and her mother as an example. Her mother did not get respect from the hospital and also the stockbroker due to her limited use of English. In contrast, Amy Tan was treated very well because of speaking proper English...

    English language, First language, French language 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Glimpse Into Amy Tan

    A Glimpse of Amy Tan As one of the first Asian American cultural writers of her time, Amy Tan is also one of the most significant contemporary writers of Literature today. Amy Tan brings to life the struggles of dual cultural identity, generational clashes due to age and cultural gaps minority woman face in society. Many of her stories are based upon real obstacles her, her Mother and Grandmother had in their lives as young woman, facing not only the minority issues but the sexiest stigma’s of...

    Amy Tan, Cengage Learning, Chinese American 1485  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan in a different Point of View

    would be able to meet when she came to visit. Now we are waiting for June May to come. This may not have been the moment we were waiting for all these years, but this is the moment that we are waiting for now. Work Cited Tan, Amy. “A Pair of Tickets.” An Introduction to Fiction . Ed.  X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia.  Eleventh Edition. Boston: Longman, 2010. 30-35. Print.  ...

    2007 albums, Family, Father 653  Words | 2  Pages

  • Fables and Short Stories. the Fox and the Grape vs. a Pair of Tickets

    than a fable or parable and also use a lot of literary elements. These elements are plot, settings, point of view, characters, dialogue and others. In this essay, I will be talking about Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Grapes” and Amy Tan’s short story, “A Pair of Tickets.” I will try to explain the morals for each story and how the author portrays these morals. Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Grapes,” is a very short fable with a really big moral. It is simply a story about a famished fox trying...

    Aesop's Fables, Fable, Fables and Parables 1014  Words | 3  Pages

  • Amy Tan - Mother Tongue

    English 101 Mother Tongue Amy Tan makes a valid point about the use of different Englishes that are spoken in different places and to certain people. What one says may sometimes vary based on the person, situation, or event as well. How one speaks and what they pick up on happens in the home and other people see them differently based on the way they speak. Different languages become difficult to translate as well because there isn’t always a similar word in the translating language. Many people...

    Amy Tan, Christina Aguilera, English language 1016  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    The author, Amy Tan is a second generation Chinese immigrant. Her parents are both Chinese immigrants. Her father and one of her brothers passed away during her early teens. At that period, she found out that her mother had been married before in China. She left her divorced ex-husband and three daughters in China. In 1987, after her mother recovered from a serious illness, they took a trip to China where Tan reunited with her half-sisters. The trip offered Tan a new perspective on her mother and...

    American Dream, Amy Tan, China 1253  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Pair of Tickets: the Pure Essence of the Individual

    perspectives about other cultures and even their own, often leading to struggles in self as well as cultural identity. In Amy Tan’s short story, A Pair of Tickets, the main character Jing-Mei struggles with her cultural and self-identity but ultimately learns to rethink her misconceptions leading to her understanding of what it truly means to be Chinese. In the first section of the story Tan introduces the main character Jing-Mei, accompanied by her elderly father Canning Woo on a train to Guangzhou in China...

    China, Culture, Family 1288  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    “Two Kinds” By Amy Tan is a heartbreaking story, it’s a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs that cause a struggle between parent and child. In every family, parents have, at one point, imposed their failures and expectations on their children and in worse cases have even tried to live through their children. At times, it can be in the best interest of the child to have a parent motivate them in a specific direction, but as in this story it can sometimes backfire, and the child...

    Amy Tan, Girl, Mother 2552  Words | 6  Pages

  • Amy Tan Richard Rodgriguez

    immigrants most likely feel uneasy having to adapt to a completely new culture and learn the English language. During this journey, the individuals’ cultural identities might fade away as well as losing their efficient fluency on their native language. In Amy Tan’s, “Mother Tongue” and Richard Rodriguez “Aria: A Memoir of A Bilingual Childhood”, both authors experience the difficulties of language barrier and adjusting to a different lifestyle in order to develop as an individual in the United States. ...

    Cultural identity, Dialect, English language 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • Amy Tan Richard Rodgriguez

    immigrants most likely feel uneasy having to adapt to a completely new culture and learn the English language. During this journey, the individuals’ cultural identities might fade away as well as losing their efficient fluency on their native language. In Amy Tan’s, “Mother Tongue” and Richard Rodriguez “Aria: A Memoir of A Bilingual Childhood”, both authors experience the difficulties of language barrier and adjusting to a different lifestyle in order to develop as an individual in the United States. ...

    Cultural identity, Dialect, English language 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 fascinated by language in daily life. I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power of language -- the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. Language is the...

    British Isles, Commonwealth of Nations, England 2566  Words | 7  Pages

  • 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 grandparents’ experiences too. Some visible and imperceptible effects of the war have affected hugely on the life of every Chinese, every family, every man and every woman, every child and every elder, the future generations...

    Amy Irving, Amy Tan, Family 521  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan: Connection Between Women Within Family

    American writer Amy Tan (1952- ) shows connections between women within a family throughout her novels The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Joy Luck Club, and The Hundred Secret Senses. Tan illustrates the kind of relationship the women share, how their opinions on life differ, and how they resolve their differences. Ms. Tan uses her own experiences with life and her family to inspire her fictional stories. In Amy Tan’s novel The Bonesetter’s Daughter, the main female characters are Ruth and Lu Ling...

    Amy Tan, China, Chinese language 1025  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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] had any Chinese whatsoever below [her] skin.' and through this she has shown her inability to understand her true identity. Use of Language – Metaphor Theme – Identity [cont.] When she had finally comprehended...

    Amy Tan, China, Family 1702  Words | 6  Pages

  • Two Kinds Paper Amy Tan

    Josh A. Robertson Prof. Villarreal 1302 4/8/13 Paper 3 “Two Kinds” Amy Tan In Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds” Jing-Mei, the story’s main character, takes a stand against her mother. The story opens as she describes her childhood, which was full of pain and resentment caused by never becoming the “prodigy” that her mother desperately wanted her to be. Despite her best intentions, Jing-Mei always fell short of her mother’s expectations and one night, she made a pact to herself that she would...

    Amy Tan, Childhood, Fiction 912  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare and Contrast: Amy Tan and Richard Rodriguez

    Compare and Contrast: Amy Tan and Richard Rodriguez ! The United States is a melting pot, made up of people from many different cultures and backgrounds. With no national official language, it allows immigrants to stick to their roots and embrace their heritage. For Richard Rodriguez, he grew up with Spanish strictly spoken in his household. This made him feel safe in his private life, which discouraged him from learning English. Richard felt most comfortable speaking Spanish at school and...

    Dialect, English language, European Union 1352  Words | 5  Pages

  • Amy Tan Two Kinds Paper

    The Differences between American and Chinese Society In the story Two Kinds by Amy Tan, Jing Mei, a Chinese American girl struggles with her identity and learning how to balance her mother’s wants with her needs. Jing- Mei’s mother feels that obedience to her should come first and following her own aspirations should not be a consideration. With the pressures of pleasing her mother and still discovering one’s shelf, Jing-Mei searches for balance but finds conflict, confusion, and disdain. In...

    China, Chinese American, Culture of China 1411  Words | 4  Pages

  • "A Pair of Ticket"

    The short story 'A Pair of Tickets' is a component of a novel 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan which focuses on a woman fulfilling the lifelong wish of her mother. The title symbolizes the discovery of the narrator's identity, and the soul of her emotional nature and feelings towards her mother. The setting in this story changes the soul of the narrator as she begins to discover things about herself and her two different cultures. As the story progresses, she begins to question things in her life...

    Amy Tan, China 1551  Words | 9  Pages

  • Contrast Pair Of Tickets and A Conversation With My Father

    1 line plot summary of A Pair of Tickets ,Publication Dates, 1 line plot summary of A Conversation With My Father, and Thesis statement goes last. Paragraph #2 Article Quote(Characters and Author) “A Pair of Tickets” is much better than “A Conversation with My Father ” because of its superior setting. In the article titled “Daughter-text/Mother-text” Marina Heung suggests that the literature on women's works is expanding rapidly (597). This article fully shows how Amy Tan’s writing affects women...

    Amy Tan, Fiction, Fictional universe 453  Words | 3  Pages

  • eassay on Amy Tan and Martin Luther King

    Equality in Martin Luther King and Amy Tan Martin Luther king and Amy Tan have both succeed in gaining “equality” for everyone. You may ask how did Martin Luther King and Amy Tan earned equality for all. Will I can tell you that both of them were brave to speak up against what they feel was wrong. They both wanted respect for all people of any race,...

    Civil disobedience, England, English language 1227  Words | 4  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    portfolio are my interview, and my second essay. Overall the two help me throughout my essay because I improved on my writing along the way. The one author that I feel that I get attached to be Amy Tan. I connected to Tan when she talks about the “Mother Tongue” I can relate that to my own experienced. Tan writing about the Mother Tongue, language seem to make me think about my own language and how it’s important to recognized it and keep the memory of the language spoken often. The experienced...

    Amy Tan, Cognition, English-language films 702  Words | 2  Pages

  • Malcom X and Amy Tan

    Announcements Syllabus and Course Schedule Instructor Bio Unit 1 Unit 2 Reading Blogs My Grades Tools Course Evaluation Email My Class Student Help Reading Blog #2: Malcolm X and Tan Actions for Content Page Create Blog Entry View Drafts Content Blog Instructions Please answer the following questions as thoroughly as possible. While these entries are due Wednesday September...

    African American, African American history, African diaspora 761  Words | 4  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    English III AP/ Period 5 9/15/13 “Mother’s Tongue” by Amy Tan 1. Amy uses emotional appeals throughout her essay as she does in her first couple paragraphs. Amy says “I am a writer” to show that she simply loves to write down her mind and that is it. 2. Tan’s argument is simply referring to the somewhat embarrassment she has when people notice her mother’s broken English. As she goes on it begins to bother her to a point where she feels sympathetic for her mother. As she feels this, she...

    Amy Lee, Amy Tan, Embarrassment 462  Words | 2  Pages

  • amy tan

    with less respect because of the way they talk or pronounce a certain language. In the article "Mother Tongue," Amy Tan describes her relationship with her mother, who speaks "broken" English that essentially, isn’t broken at all. She shares her stories about the struggles of growing up with a mother who spoke imperfect English and the prejudice she received in turn for it. However, Tan didn’t let her mother’s “limited” English bring her down; instead she used it in her own personal narratives to...

    Amy Lee, Amy Tan, English Canadian 703  Words | 4  Pages

  • Style Analysis of Amy Tan in "The Joy Luck Club"

    Raymond Chandler, a fiction writer, once said, "The most durable thing in writing is style." True, the style is often defined as one of the most important elements in writing. In Amy Tan's novel, "The Joy Luck Club", the style significantly contributes to the development of both the tone and the theme of the influences that a mother can have on her daughter. The author effectively portrays the somber tone and the theme by using a concise style of diction, images, details, language, sentence structure...

    Amy Tan, Chinese language, Fiction 1601  Words | 5  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    "Tan, Amy.(Narrative biography)." Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1995. NA. Academic OneFile. Gale. CCLA, Pensacola Junior College. 7 Dec. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/>. Amy was born in Oakland California in1952 to a Chinese-born Baptist minister and an upper-class Shanghai family member. Tan did not have the easist chilhood she suffered through the loss of both her father and her sixteen-year-old brother to brain tumors, and later she was told that...

    1967, 1968, 1983 616  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan

    by your family? In the memoir “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan, Amy, a Chinese-American girl is embarrassed by her family’s Chinese customs at Christmas Eve dinner. The reason she is so humiliated is because her family invited the minister and his family over for dinner, and Amy, who has a crush on their son Robert, is acutely aware of the cultural differences between the two families. In spite of the fact that the meal was a horrifying event for young Amy, she eventually learns to appreciate her mother’s...

    Amy Tan, Blushing, Christmas tree 699  Words | 2  Pages

  • amy tan

    stereotyped because of the way they speak. After reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, I realized that many people are judged not only by their looks, but also the way they communicate. I found that I could relate to the article because as an African American adolescent I am often judged by the way I speak. My environment had a big impact on my launguage. Although English is not my second language, I feel that “proper” English is. From Amy Tan’s essay and my own life experience, I believe that too many people...

    African American, African American Vernacular English, Baltimore 527  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ticket

    Reservation Slip (Personal User) This ticket will only be valid with an ID proof in original. If found travelling without ID Proof, Passenger will be treated as without ticket and charged as per extant Railway rules. At least one passenger should travel with his/her ID card in original which is indicated on the ERS/VRM. In case he/she is not travelling, all other passenger(s) booked on that ticket, if found travelling in train will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. Valid...

    Identity document, Passport, Personal identification 782  Words | 1  Pages

  • A pair of tickets

    Ayoshna Ganesh Mrs. Stafford—Zero Hour AP English Literature—Comprehension questions 12 September 2013 “A Pair of Tickets 1. The use of the train ride into a city in China provides and an appropriate introduction to the narrator “becoming Chinese,” because it symbolizes the journey she is having. Plus most people reflect on things during longer trips and it gives her a chance to reflect on things that her mom has said and what her mom has done for her. In turn it provides a reader about the...

    China, Chinese language, Culture of China 520  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 theme of self-awareness and identity in this story, mainly focusing on the main character having the dual identity of being Chinese American. While June May discovers her ancestral home, she also finds a part...

    China, Chinese character, Chinese language 519  Words | 2  Pages

  • Language: Helen Keller, Frederick Douglass , Amy Tan

    granted, something we learn when we are so little that we can’t even remember how, something that for all of us was always part of our lives. Helen Keller with her need of language to give sense to life, Frederick Douglass with his ways of learning and Amy Tan with the importance of the “Mother Tongue” language, convey to us a totally different view of how language changes, develops and gives meaning to our lives. For Helen Keller, when she was around seven years old, language was a mystery. In a selection...

    Emotion, English people, Intelligence 1643  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 identity because of the difference of cultures they are raised in; being part of two different cultures makes it hard for someone to identify themselves. Therefore, the feeling of being confused and lost...

    China, Culture, Family 817  Words | 2  Pages

  • Reading report: Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    Reading report: Two Kinds by Amy Tan A summary of the passage Two kinds, one of the short stories in The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, first published in 1989, vividly displays a bittersweet relationship between Jing-mei, the narrator and protagonist, and her mother Mrs. Woo, and explores conflicts between a Chinese mother and her disobedient Americanized daughter. The story happened in the Chinatown in San Francisco throughout the 1950s and maybe the early 1960s. It begins with Jing-mei and her...

    Fiction, First person, First-person narrative 1347  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Literary Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    Mei’s mother believed that you could be anything you wanted to be in America. (p 405) America is where all Jing Mei’s mothers hope lay. She had come to America in 1949 after losing everything in china. The main character of the story is Jing Mei (Amy Tan) who is also the protagonist in the story. Her mother is the antagonist, who is always urging Jing Mei to try new things and discover new talents. Jing Mei feels as if her mother wants her to be something she is not. Other characters in the story...

    1990s music groups, Amy Tan, Debut albums 991  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ticket

    result in your being refused check-in. 2. Guests with international travel must possess a valid passport with at least six (6) months validity from the date of their departure and the applicable valid visas. They must also have a return or an onward ticket and must be able to satisfactorily prove upon request, sufficient means of financial support during their stay in the country of their destination. 3. For domestic destinations, check-in counters open two (2) hours before the estimated time of departure...

    Cebu Pacific, Negros Occidental, Ninoy Aquino International Airport 741  Words | 3  Pages

  • amy tan mother tongue

    Oct 3, 2014 Rachelle Worrell In Amy Tans "Mother Tongue" the emphasizes on american english, views on Amy's mothers "Broken English". When speaking from amy's mother tongue she rights using all sorts of different grammatical. When she is addressing an American professional Amy's english is very proper. Amy views her mothers "broken english as normal. Amy knows her mother is not a dumb lady by any means she understands things like the stock market. Amy is frustrate by how society looks down on her...

    Education, Education in the United States, English American 327  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

    only be a mere reflection of skill without its own story, as Amy Tan once said "The goal of every serious writer of literature is to try to find your voice and your art because it comes from your own experiences, your own pain." Amy Tan herself writes all of her work with her mother in mind as the reader, her inspiration. She writes to show the beautiful and passionate side of her mother that people can't see. In "Mother Tongue," Amy Tan describes how all of the Englishes that she grew up with, normal...

    American literature, American writers, English language 636  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan "Fish Cheeks"

    impression does Amy Tan present of herself in “Fish Cheeks”? How? In “Fish Cheeks”, Amy Tan gives an impression of being insecure and overly dramatic. She is especially insecure about being Chinese, and this is evident in several points during the text. She has a crush on a white boy, Robert, who she describes first and foremost as “not Chinese, but as white as Mary in the manger”. Comparing him to Mary, a holy figure, almost suggests an idealization of Robert because of his race. Amy also wishes...

    Blushing, Chinese cuisine, Cooking 579  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Contribution of Physical and Social Settings in “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan

    Social settings in “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan The physical and social settings of “Rules of the Game” create an atmosphere which helps to bring out the true essence of the story [The rest of the paper continues from here] Arora 2 Assignment 2 “Rules of the Game” written by Amy Tan is a short story that focuses on the conflict in identity that Chinese Americans...

    Board game, Chess, China 819  Words | 3  Pages

  • amy tans essay

    The article “My Mother’s English” by Amy Tan is mainly about the author’s thoughts and judgments on her mother broken English in comparison to “Standard English”. Tan is a fictional writer who is “fascinated by language in daily life” (Tan 1) and uses language as everyday part of her work as a writer. Tan’s point in this article is to prove that even if her mother is speaking English! Others should not use that to judge your intelligence. Tan’s mother did not speak perfect English, but the points...

    British Isles, Dialect, England 711  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan, Two Kinds

    Composition &amp; Literature | Amy Tan | Professor Blum | JAEL VARGAS 12/17/2012 | This story's main events take place in Chinatown throughout the 1950s and perhaps early 1960s. The main character of the story, who is also the protagonist, is the author herself: Amy Tan. The antagonist happens to be her own mother, who is always pushing Amy to discover some hidden talent and be someone she is not. There are a few other minor characters in the story. There is Lindo Jong (who she calls...

    Amy Tan, Antagonist, Character 459  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan essay

    Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue Throughout the passage of “Mother Tongue,” the author Amy Tan uses strategies in a way to have the reader influenced by the point she is trying to prove. And in this case she is explaining the idea of language in the Asian-American community. She is speaking through multiple perspectives in her own life to show how society is not very understanding to people who are native speakers or can not speak as fluently, in a way that people view their English speaking in different...

    Amy Tan, Asian American, Commonwealth of Nations 699  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan Fish Cheeks

    Amy Tan and Maya Angelou come from extremely different cultures, and trying to feel accepted in American Culture. Both authors discuss a feeling of being an outcast and how their cultural differences set them apart. However, Amy Tan effectively uses narration and description to depict her sense of isolation from the dominant American culture. Angelou’s story is set in the South during the 1930’s when racism was prominent in society and an acceptable practice. Angelou’s writing mostly describes...

    Culture, Embarrassment, Emotion 394  Words | 2  Pages

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