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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  • "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...

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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

    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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  • "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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  • 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

          "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

    "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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  • 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...

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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

    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

    doesn’t have an American dream? The search of the American dream exerts a powerful influence on new arrivals in the United States. “Two Kinds” By Amy Tan is a heartbreaking story, it is a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs between mother and child. The story's main events take place...

      1141 Words | 5 Pages   The Joy Luck Club (novel), Narrative, Narration

  • amy tan

    When people think about knights, they always think just shining armor and castles. That's not all that is there. There are very many things these knights would do; I'm going to tell you about their foundation, their role, powers and the crash of the knights. The first thing is the foundation...

      392 Words | 2 Pages   Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Knights Templar

  • 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...

      352 Words | 1 Pages   First language, Vocabulary, Language

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