Charlotte and Emily Bronte are the most successful authors of their time; writing stories that contain truth’s that have stood the test of time. However, their success did not come easy. Bronte used a pen name to conceal her identity and shield from ridicule for the first few months after Jane Eyre was published. Bronte found her success in her writing skills, not in her beauty. Even though Charlotte was not the most beautiful woman, she found abundant success in her talents.
Anne Frank A Light in the Dark Anne Frank once said, “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Many people know that Anne Frank was an extraordinary diarist, truly an optimist, and a spunky, energetic girl, but did they know that she was wise beyond her years? She changed the world by blessing humanity with her extraordinary literature skills and imagination. She showed that even in horrible times, people could make the most out of it, and not wallow in their misery.
“Her actions remind me that, even under unbearable circumstances, one can still believe in justice,” in David Henry Hwang’s foreword, in Ji-Li Jiang’s memoir Red Scarf Girl, commemorated even during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution anyone can overcome adversity (9). Ji-Li Jiang was a young teenager at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, and living through a very political time in China’s history made Ji-Li into the person she is today. Ji-Li’s intelligence, her choices, and family devotion made her into the headstrong and successful person she is today. Even when Ji-li thought she was unintelligent, others saw she was wise. There were many moments when Ji-Li was reminded she was very smart.
‘The Good Earth’ and the Possibility of ‘Anti-Orientalist’ Orientalism In 1931, American author Pearl S. Buck published The Good Earth, an English-language novel depicting a peasant’s life in rural China. The novel was immediately a financial and critical success; after selling millions of copies, it would win the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Buck’s writing was praised for its evenhanded and insightful portrayal of Chinese culture and society. Retrospectively, however, many scholars have criticized it as a well-intentioned but reductionist and Orientalist treatment of China. Using Said’s conception of Orientalism as an analytical framework, this essay examines and evaluates charges of Orientalism in The Good Earth.
Introduction Amy Tan, who was born in California, Oakland, USA in 1952 and became an outstanding American Chinese writer. She began to write novels at the age of thirty-three. Based on the experiences of her grandmother and mother, a full-length novel called The Joy Luck Club was published and her reputation in the literary world has been established. The Joy Luck Club vividly depicted the delicate feelings between mothers and daughters, not only won the National Book Award this year, but also adapted into a film and set up a high box office record.
In her writing, Tan often describes her experiences as the child of Chinese immigrants, growing up in northern California and living in American culture. Tan explains how she has learned to embrace the many Englishes her mother speaks and how her background has also caused her to have different Englishes. While others classify her mother's English as "broken" she finds no fault in it. In Tan's view, just because something is broken does not necessarily mean that it is in need of fixing. In her essay, author Amy Tan addresses the connections between languages and cultures in describing the different Englishes her mother uses.
In Amy Tan’s novel excerpt, “Two Kinds”, a Chinese mother has high expectations for her daughter who has different ideals from that of her mother. Her mother believes that Jing-Mei should be raised the way she grew up in China after moving to America. In the beginning of the novel both Jing Mei as well as her mother saw America as the Land of Opportunity where
The mothers have a deeper connection with their culture because they were raised to be more traditional; they contain more wisdom that they have gained from their long lifetimes. It is inevitable for the pairs to have misunderstandings. One generation was born and raised in China, while the other, the daughters, were raised in America. The daughters strive to find their identities in American culture and not in Chinese culture the way their mothers did. In the book, Lindo Jong was forced to marry the boy chosen for her by the matchmaker.
In “The Joy Luck Club”, Suyuan Woo’s story mirrors those of many Asian immigrants who came to the American continent vying for a better start. They believed in the abundance of opportunities and in equality, where hard work, rather than social hierarchy or relationship, predetermines one’s success, as Tan wrote in the prologue of the novel “…Over there nobody will say her worth is measure by the loudness of her husband’s belch…” or “In America you could buy a house with almost no money down. You could become rich. You could become instantly famous”. These statements reflect the many values in the classic “American Dream”, which have been accredited to the success stories of many Americans, going from rags to riches, climbing to the top starting from the bottom.
Huffington Post: An Inspirational True Story of Resilience and the American Dream by MeiMei Fox, tells her remarkable traumatic story about the ten years she faced of near-starvation, abuse, child labor, and soldier during the Cultural Revolution in China. But, “Ping never let these bitter experiences defeat her.” Remarkedly, Ping Fu is now the founder and CEO of Geormagic, a software company that is leading the 3D printing and imaging revolution. This is a good example of a person that could overcome their terrible situation by her perseverance and strength, she was able to rise above it all. Surely, Ping Fu found the flame of resilience within herself to change her
Shirley Temple was the main focus in the book, however. Shirley Temple was deemed a prodigy child actress. President Hoover when he first became president sought to help the American people. He wouldn’t believe for the longest time that anything was wrong and it soon dampened his optimism and smile. He soon frowned and hardly ever waved to crowds
Also, she is planning a huge, affordable grief retreat full of healing exercises and speakers. She truly believes God has given her a gift with words. More than likely after one of her speeches, someone will come up to her crying about how much her words impacted them. She continually inspires people, including myself, which is one of The Great Eight traits heroes tend to have (Cherry, “The Psychology of Heroism”). Ultimately, Mary has somehow turned such a daunting event in her life into a positive outcome and now helps people overcome the same event.
Iva Ikuko Toguri was born on July 4, 1916, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Her parents, who were first-generation Japanese Americans, loved and embraced their new nation as they raised Iva along with her brother and sisters to talk, think, and act like patriotic Americans. But despite Toguri 's strong allegiance to the United States, she spent most of her adult life denying that she was a traitor to her country or that she was the notorious Tokyo Rose. Except there was no such thing as "Tokyo Rose" -- initially. Nowhere in any broadcast script or from any voice on the radio had the name been mentioned until reporters had started looking for it and the person to which it was attached.
This paragraph from the article interests me because it shows the power and influence of the west onto China, and how that affects the people into being consumed by the advertisements they see everyday. In my opinion, it is true that Western models are considered superior and better looking even in today 's society all around the world. For example, in the passage Johansson states: “In discussing ads with young women in Beijing and Guangzhou they sporadically referred to the Western models in the ads as 'hao piaoliang’ (real pretty) or 'zhen meilide’ (so beautiful), and explained that the large number of Caucasian models as a simple matter of them being beautiful” (Johansson 381). Through growing up and definitely being influenced by mass media, if I were to be asked to
In this essay "This I Believe", I 'm going to tell you a story of duty about a young girl from China. Her name is Ying Yu. This essay described her unlimited honesty, loyalty, hardworking ethics, respectful to her parents and country. During her life in China, she works very hard to get a great grades all the time because in China less than 85% considered a failure. She moves from China to the United States.