Gifted author of Fish Cheeks, Amy Tan, assures young girls that being different is not only acceptable, but also advantageous. Rhetorical strategies-such as imagery, tone, diction, and appeals (logos, ethos, pathos)-were the brushes with which she painted a portrait of self-acce
English 91, P05
September 24, 2010
Reading Response: “Fish Cheeks”
In “Fish Cheeks,” by Amy Tan, we see a girl explaining an inevitable experience that
happened during the Christmas Eve dinner. In the article, the author details what her mother
cooked for dinner. She
Literary Analysis: “Fish Cheeks”
In Amy Tan’s “Fish Cheeks,” a young girl learns that she should not be ashamed of her of her culture. The author employs strong symbols and vivid imagery to depict this very theme as she traces the events of a memorable Christmas gathering.
Amy Tan's "Fish Cheeks" and Maya Angelou's "Champion of the World"
Maya Angelou and Amy Tan discuss religious problems and culture differences in their literature. The authors have captured these differences by their past experiences of friends and family. Both authors come from a diverse culture
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
Maya Angelou’s “Champion of the World” and Amy Tan’s “Fish Cheeks” are both telling story about their younger days living as a minority in an Anglo community culture. Angelou uses narration from the commentator from the radio about the boxing match between Joe Louis and an unnamed white
Questions: “Fish Cheeks”
1. Why does Tan cry when she finds out that the boy she is in love with is coming to dinner?
-Amy cried, because she thought Robert would be disappointed about her and her family.
2. Why does Tan’s mother go out of her way to prepare a traditional Chinese dinne
Being a different nationality than those of a more prevalent country can easily dictate whether one feels misplaced, different, or mistreated. In Maya Angelou's “Champion of the World”, she recounts a scene of a boxing match between Joe Louis and Carnera in which the outcome of the
Have you ever been consider an outsider? Do you know what it feels like to have your ethnical background view as inferior or strange? In Amy tan’s “Fish Cheeks” and Mya Angelou’s “champion of the the world” it gives insight as to what it is like to be non- white in a dominantly white Am
Acceptance in a new environment is tough whether you are from distant lands or around the corner fitting in is always desired. This is something many kids can relate to at one point or another. Amy Tan’s essay “Fish Cheeks” exposes the reader to the vulnerability she felt as a you
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Amy Tan's “Fish Cheeks”
In the story, “Fish Cheeks,” Amy Tan describes a young girl and the anxiety that she was experiencing when she learns that her crush, Robert, was coming to dinner with his family. Amy's family was Chinese and their customs were...
Have you ever been in a situation were you cant except who you are and want to be the same as everybody else???? Amy Tan the writer of fish cheeks writes about herself. She is very creative but has a problem. she is Chinese but everybody else is American and she feels kind different. and...
Max Dayley Mr. McHenry English 12 9/29/06 Amy Tan
The Author of the book The Joy Luck Club is written by American author Amy Tan. Born in China on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California to her parents John and Daisy. She was a part of the first generation of Asian Americans. Along with The Joy Lu
"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
Amy was born in Oakland California in1952 to a Chinese-born Baptist minister and an
“An Analysis of Fish Cheeks”
In the narrative “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan, I feel the novel captures how a teenage girl from China tries extremely hard to adapt to her new surrounding culture, the United States and how in the process she loses her own identity. Tan depicts this internal con
In 1952, Amy Tan was born in Oakland California to two Chinese immigrant parents and was the middle child of three siblings—the only girl between two brothers. Appropriately, the Chinese name her parents gave her was "An-mei," which means, "blessing from America." It becomes evident, after...
Love, Loss, Redemption: Amy Tan’s “My Mother’s Secrets”
Amy Tan’s writing style appeals to many readers. Therefore, her writing is considered good writing. “My Mother’s Secrets” appeals to pathos, is relatable, uses imagery, and is ethnically rich.
Tan’s use of pathos can be read...