• 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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  • 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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  • Analyzing: “a Pair of Tickets"
    Analyzing: ”A pair of Tickets” “Theme” is commonly described as the central idea for literary work or ideas explored within a piece of literature. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines theme as: “a subject or topic of discourse; an artistic representation; a written composition; a melodic...
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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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  • In Memoriam
    the Scorpion, by Nissim Ezekiel * Poetry Analysis: Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff by A. E. Housman * Literary analysis: Barbie Doll, by Marge Piercy * Poetry explication: Holy Sonnet 10, John Donne’s address to death * Literary analysis: A Pair of Tickets, by Amy Tan...
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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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  • Self Identity
    . These elements are all present in Amy Tan's short story, "A Pair of Tickets", and the poem "Lost Sister" by Cathy Song. The two works have similar concepts, although there are some differences in setting and tone. It is also interesting to note that the authors show a great deal of similarities...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • drunk as drunk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFfOb8o9Ogo characters TWO KIND BY AMY TAN Two Kinds by Amy Tan: Literary Analysis - There are many key elements which together make up a story, namely a story's setting, its main characters, the plot, and the symbolism it contains. A story's setting is...
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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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  • 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...
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  • The Joy Luck Club - a Pair of Tickets Analysis
    The Joy Luck Club – A Pair of TicketsAnalysis Use of Language – Metaphor Theme – Identity  This story explores the insights of Jing-Mei’s literal and figurative journey back to her cultural origin, China.  In the text, Jing-mei had initially 'vigorously denied that [she] had any...
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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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  • Literary Analysis
    Kourtnay Simon Mr. James Hawley College Comp II 8 May 2013 Literary Analysis Charles Dickens once said “have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” This quote reached out as an explanation of the story “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan. She...
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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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  • 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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