Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, focusing mainly on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an immigrant from China and the daughter is a thoroughly Americanized --yellow on the surface and white underneath. In her book, the mother tries to convey their rich history and legacy to her daughter, who is almost completely ignorant of their heritage, while the daughter attempts to understand her hopelessly old- fashioned mother, who now seems to harbor a secret wisdom, who, in the end, is right about everything all along. At the opening of the story "A Pair of Tickets" Jandale Woo and her father are on a train, the are destined for China. Their first stop will be Guangzhou, China where he father will reunite with his long lost aunt. After visiting with her for a day they plan to take a plane to Shanghai, China where Jandale will meet her two half-sisters for the first time. It is both a blissful time and yet a time of remorse, Jandale has come to China to find her Chinese roots that her mother told her she possessed, and to meet her two twin half-sisters whom her mother had to abandon on her attempt to flee from the Japanese.Some people have no opportunity to get to know their heritage and their long lost family members. Jandale however, had almost waited her entire life to connect with her heritage and her family. She was willing to visit China and meet with her two half-sisters only in recognition to her mother's wishes. Jandale should have been delighted to have the opportunity to visit China and get to know her roots and her family. The theme to this story was effectively treated in that the reader could see the reunion of the sisters, but yet could feel pain and sorrow inside of themselves.Having the story take place in China, helped it to become more realistic for the reader. The reader can feel as Jandale traces her Chinese roots and becomes in touch with her heritage and her past. It is also possible for the reader to
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 repeated words, we discussed that one there are many words such as mother, sister, father and Aiyi. Most of the characters in this story belong to one family, June May’s family. It suggests to us that the….
Discovering New Perspectives and Heritage: “A Pair of Tickets”
Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets,” is a story about a young woman who was born in California, named Jing-Mei, who travels to China three months after her mother’s death, in hopes of finding her long-lost twin sisters. Along her voyage, she finds her Chinese heritage and overcomes the sorrow she felt for her late mother. In her story “A Pair of Tickets,” Amy Tan uses setting, point of view, and symbol to illustrate the narrator’s journey to….
In Amy Tan’s story “A Pair of Tickets”, the protagonist June May and her 72-year-old father are on a train heading to China. Their first stop will be Guangzhou, where they will get together with her father's aunt whom he hasn't seen in 62 years. Their final destination will be Shanghai, where they will meet June's two half-sisters whom she has never….
The Culture Snatcher:
The Extensive Lengths to Which Ethnic Americans Go to Avoid Being “The Other”
In “A Pair of Tickets,” author Amy Tan exposes the disastrous effects of Americanization on a foreign culture. Tan’s exposition lies in the protagonist, Jing-Mei, a young Chinese woman raised in America, refusing to adopt her Chinese Heritage. Tan uses the prevalence of stereotypes and internal conflict to present her theme effectively. As the protagonist and narrator, Jing-Mei and her father begin….
"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 racial tension that rages on inside Jing-mei as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after….
"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 visit their estranged family for the first time in years, but it'll be Jei Ming first time ever.
Jing Mei never felt like she had Chinese in her at all, because….
The short story 'A Pair of Tickets' is a component of a novel 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy
Tan which focuses on a woman fulfilling the lifelong wish of her mother. The title symbolizes the
discovery of the narrator's identity, and the soul of her emotional nature and feelings towards her
mother. The setting in this story changes the soul of the narrator as she begins to discover things
about herself and her two different cultures. As the story progresses, she begins to question things
in her life….
a sense of who they are. Cultural heritage is the source of identity and the key to what sets nations apart from one another. Amy Tan’s short story “A Pair of Tickets” illustrates the journey that a mother and a daughter face trying to understand the different cultures and perspectives of the Chinese and American way of thinking. Through the use of setting and theme, Tan demonstrates the importance of family, heritage, and identity.
From a young age, Jing-Mei, the protagonist of the story, has been….
Close Reading of the Final Paragraph of “A Pair of Tickets”
For I am a Chinese, reading A Pair of Tickets gives me a sense of familiar recognition but simultaneously vagueness. The war her parents gone through was words of text in my history lesson, and at the same time, my grandparents’ experiences too. Some visible and imperceptible effects of the war have affected hugely on the life of every Chinese, every family, every man and every woman, every child and every elder, the future generations….