• Mother Tongue
    Not many Americans know of the many struggles immigrants go through when trying to assimilate into our society. From birth we are taught English and never dream of being misunderstood, disregarded, or ignored based upon a language barrier. Amy Tan’s mother on the other hand has struggled her whole
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  • Mother Tongue Summary
    In the article Tan shares how growing up with a mother who speaks very little English has shaped her life. Tan explains how she uses different Englishes when talking with different people. She makes her argument for the power of different Englishes by showing examples from her life and how the diffe
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  • "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan
    "Two Kinds" The story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan represents the theme that parents cannot control their children, but can only guide them. A Chinese mother and daughter Ni Kan are at odds with each other in story. The mother pushes her daughter to become a prodigy of some sort, her daughter does try to
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  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
    The Joy Luck Club’ is a touching, inspiring, and artfully crafted story of four mother-daughter relationships that endure not only a generation gap, but the more unbridgeable gap between Chinese and American cultures. Amy Tan represented herself as Jing-Mei Woo in the novel. Her parents are both
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  • Amy Tan - 1
    When an author can tie in her life with her writings of fiction it makes for an interesting story. Amy Tan is a well-known author for doing so in her stories by incorporating many Chinese symbols in to her writings which makes them come to life. Tan works the culture of China with her own life to cr
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  • Amy Tan, Two Kinds
    Composition & 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 antagoni
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  • 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 the
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  • The Contribution of Physical and Social Settings in “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan
    The Contribution of Physical and 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
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  • Mother Tongue
    Amy Tan and the English Language Amy Tan may not be a self proclaimed scholar, but she has many opinions about the English language. She has a very good understanding of how language differs around the world. Tan uses language as a powerful tool and acknowledges all its different variations, especi
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  • Mother Tongue
    Mother Tongue I think there are two points in Tan’s essay. One main point is that her mother’s language has the power to shape not only Tan’s identity, but also the relationship she has with her mother. Her mother’s language helped shaped the way she saw things, expressed things, and made
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  • Amy Tan "Two Kinds" and Kurt Vonnegut "Miss Temptation"
    ENGLISH FINAL TERM ASSAY This essay will address the question that whether dreams have benefitted the main characters and those around them, or instead have caused them only harm and unhappiness and do dreams give hope to the characters during difficult situations. Some dreams are manipulated by
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  • 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 n
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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.”
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  • Amy Tan "Fish Cheeks"
    What 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
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  • Amy Tan
    Themes in TKGW • Themes in JLC • The Challenges of Cultural Translation • Throughout The Joy Luck Club, the various narrators meditate on their inability to translate concepts and sentiments from one culture to another. The incomplete cultural understanding of both the mothers and the d
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  • 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 dau
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  • 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 wom
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  • Mother Tongue
    1. Summary- The speaker is Amy Tan she is a best-selling author and her popular novels The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, and many more. She represents mother-daughter relationships and her heritage. Amy realized that mother was in the room when she was talking about her writing to a...
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  • 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...
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  • Two Kinds Amy Tan outline
    Thesis: In Two Kinds, Amy Tan uses defiant americanized Jing-Mei and her native mother’s expectation of obedience to depict the clash of the cultures and its effect on the relationship between the two. I. Jing-Mei is overpowered by her hopeful and ambitious mother who believes that...
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