• 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 them...
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  • Fables and Short Stories. the Fox and the Grape vs. a Pair of Tickets
    fable or parable and also use a lot of literary elements. These elements are plot, settings, point of view, characters, dialogue and others. In this essay, I will be talking about Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Grapes” and Amy Tan’s short story, “A Pair of Tickets.” I will try to explain the morals...
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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 subject...
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  • Challenges faced when cross-culturing
    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 cross-culture struggles. Even more specifically, in this case, “A Pair of Tickets”...
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  • Self Identity
    contrast different parts of yourself that come from different backgrounds and find a happy medium. 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...
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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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  • Contrast Pair Of Tickets and A Conversation With My Father
    Instructions: Effective hook,1 line plot summary of A Pair of Tickets ,Publication Dates, 1 line plot summary of A Conversation With My Father, and Thesis statement goes last. Paragraph #2 Article Quote(Characters and Author) “A Pair of Tickets” is much better than “A Conversation with My Father ”...
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  • In Memoriam
    choice of poetic technique. Unlike * > more options hide Below are the top articles rated and ranked by Helium members on: Poetry analysis: In Memoriam, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson * 1 of 4 by Marianne Porter Tennyson is one of the best known poets of the Victorian...
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  • Irony in "A Pair of Tickets" and "A Rocking Horse Winner"
    Ricardo Cortez Prof. P. Vedula English-1102 (60384) 04 July 2012 Rough draft with markups on irony in “A Pair of Tickets” and “A Rocking Horse Winner” Two of the many definitions of irony that I like are found on dictionary.com. The first definition states that irony is “incongruity between what...
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  • Heritage
    Cameron Indian River State College April 20, 2011 Amy Tan Amy Tan Alice Walker Alice Walker Abstract Alice Walker’s "Everyday Use" and Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” investigate the relationships between mothers and daughters...
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  • drunk as drunk
    Drunk as drunk This poem is about the lustful relationship between two people. The pair lay in the flowers under the night sky and kiss each other til’ what seems like months later. I think the couple depicted are in the early stages of their relationship. They spend all day with their bodies pressed...
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  • Literature - Fable and Short Story Comparison
    Samarra” by English novelist W. Somerset 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...
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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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  • 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 Chinese...
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  • Amy Tan - 1
    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 create a beautiful story called the Joy Luck Club. Throughout this paper I will share about Amy Tan...
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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 and...
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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 Chinese...
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  • Analyzing Short Stories
    "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan The story "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan is just one of the stories about the relationship between mothers and daughters in the book, The Joy Luck Club. We start this story with a mother, a Chinese immigrant to the United States, telling her American born daughter, Jing-mei, at a very...
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  • Literary Analysis
    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 brings a variety of themes into...
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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 she...
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