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Amy Tan A Pair Of Tickets Essays and Term Papers

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

    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.  ...

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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 over the...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • amy tan

    Struggles Often most African American adolescents are 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...

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  • Amy Tan

    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,...

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  • Amy Tan

    the strongly “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tran, it shows a great deal of strength from the Asian American Culture. Throughout the reading it showed how hard it was and still is for Asian Americans to work through the difficulties of the English language. In her essay Amy Tan writes about the problems immigrant...

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  • Amy Tan

    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...

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  • Amy Tan

    story, Two 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...

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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  China  to  visit...

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  • a pair of tickets

    understanding the lives of the four Chinese mothers and their American daughters, who are the central characters in this novel. Using this tension, Tan explores and reveals the emotional upheaval that results when people's hopes and expectations are continually thwarted by the realities of their lives...

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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 grandparents’ experiences...

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  • Amy Tan

    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...

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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 internal...

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  • Amy Tan

    but when she meets first her father's family and then her sisters, she sees that part of her is Chinese after all: her blood. (The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan)...

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  • Amy Tan

    personal life. I believe that “writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone” (Tan np). By sharing my life through fictional stories I am not only giving myself the gift of processing my past and healing from it, but I am also helping...

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  • 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...

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  • Amy Tan

    Amy Tan ”Two Kinds” 1. Characterize the mother - give examples from the text. - She believes in the American dream! Page 106, l. 31 “My mother belived you could be anything you wanted to be in America.” Page 106, l. 35 “Of course you can be prodigy, too.” - The mother...

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