• Contrast Pair Of Tickets and A Conversation With My Father
    2014. Mays, Kelly J. ed. The Norton Introduction to Literature: Shorter 11th ed. New York: Norton, 2013. Print. Tan, Amy. “A Pair of Tickets.” Mays 263-277. Print. Gray, Paul, and Andrea Sachs. "The Joys And Sorrows of Amy Tan." Time Europe 157.10 (2001): 54. Academic Search Complete...
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  • Challenges faced when cross-culturing
    , Alexie shows that although everyone varies we all have something in common. Amy Tan has heavily influenced the writing world. She wrote a fictional piece, “A Pair of Tickets”. As in most texts, more than one theme presents itself. In “A Pair of Tickets”, the most noticeable theme presented is...
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  • Heritage
    mistakenly places heritage wholly in what she owns, not what she knows. In Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” the theme of Chinese-American life, focuses mainly on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an immigrant from China and the daughter is thoroughly Americanized. Tan begins her story by...
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  • Irony in "A Pair of Tickets" and "A Rocking Horse Winner"
    irony”). In reading D.H. Lawrence’s short story “A Rocking Horse Winner” and Amy Tan’s short story “A Pair of Tickets”, I find elements within each piece that are wonderful examples of both of the above definitions. Both authors have a similar use of situational and verbal irony, a use of irony in...
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  • Literature - Fable and Short Story Comparison
    Maugham, often have a clearly stated or interpreted moral, while short stories like “A Pair of Tickets”, by Chinese-American author Amy Tan, tell a tale that leaves readers thinking. Fables are stories that are direct, use unrealistic characters such as animals and objects with human characteristics...
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  • Fables and Short Stories. the Fox and the Grape vs. a Pair of Tickets
    given to us. The short story, “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan is about an American woman of Chinese descent who is struggling to accept her Chinese heritage. Jing-mei is the protagonist in this story and she is traveling to China with her father to meet her family and to understand her Chinese culture...
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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...
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  • Everyday Use/a Pair of Tickets
    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...
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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 around...
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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 the story. Family...
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  • Essay
    . Finally, it will go to a thorough description of the life of adolescents who do not live with their parents. These topics will be illustrated using texts studied in class. “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan will be used in order to present the difficulties adopted children and expatriate children have to...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • Joyluckclub
    A Mother’s Sacrifice In the novel, The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan used imagery and symbolism to portray how the mothers sacrifice a part of themselves to try and show their daughters the right way of the Chinese culture and traditions. There are many values that a mother tries to imprint on her...
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  • Becoming Chinese with Colors
    Becoming Chinese With Color In the story “A Pair of Tickets’, author Amy Tan refers to various colors that grasps the reader’s attention and pulls the reader into the importance of color and their meaning in Chinese culture. It is true to bring out the fact that the Chinese...
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    Chinese culture, it’s in her family. Her mother was right all along saying “’[becoming Chinese] Cannot be helped,’” (147) and now she is proud of who she is knowing what a great family she has. Works Cited Tan, Amy. “A Pair of Tickets.” Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. Ed. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. 12th ed. New York. Pearson, 2013. 146-159. Print. ...
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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...
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  • Jing Mei's Journey
    Jing Mei's Journey Amy Tan's "A Pair Of Tickets" is about Jing Mei, a daughter of a Chinese immigrant who is on a journey to find her identity and to understand her mother. This journey is about her relationship with her mother, and also a journey of self-awareness, uncovering the truth of where...
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  • The Gender Unit Paper
    all share the same theme. The dialogue from each female character in these stories is minimal but the qualities these characters possess can be gathered from the text. In "A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan, the main character Jing Mei is confused and guilty. Never feeling like she was Chinese, Jing Mei...
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