In Amy Tan’s short story, “The Rules of The Game,” Lindo is a definite ally to Waverly, although she may have trouble expressing it. For instance, in the beginning of the story, Waverly goes to her first official chess tournament. As she leaps up from her cold metal seat after being called to play, Lindo gives her a good luck charm. The author writes, “My mother unwrapped something in her lap. It was her chang, a small tablet of red jade which held the sun’s fire.
In paragraph 18 of the novel it explains how mother sees on television a little girl playing the piano fluently.Mother observes the girl and starts to gossip how jing will never be as good as her because she doesn't want to do anything for her future career. Mother later tells her she will be taking piano lessons with the neighbor. She will take them just to make her mother happy and proud of her. We know that everyone will judge her no matter the way she plays. No one will stop judging because it's just the way life is
For example, in the text it said she won: “Spelling bee champion 3 times in a row, blue ribbon awardee in the science fair, she is a straight-A student, and many more!” She must have had to study a lot, be responsible, and have to have stayed on top of her homework. In addition, Lupe is not good at sports, In the story it said “No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t run as fast as the other girls.” Another example why Lupe is determined, is because in the story it said that she did 20 push-ups on her fingertips. I can’t even do one push-up on my own hand let alone my finger tips. She must have had to keep trying and practicing. This shows that she is determined to keep
Her moral ambiguity begins with her occupation as a professional golfer, which is a male-dominated and in addition to that, her career launched off with a big scandal. At his first Gatsby party, Nick finally recalls where he remembers Jordan from and what she had done. He says, “At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers-- a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round” (Fitzgerald 57). Nick describes her as, “a slender, small-breasted girl with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet” (Fitzgerald 11), so her androgynous physical appearance also connects with the color gray. Another one of her physical features, which are, “her gray sun-strained eyes” (Fitzgerald 11) directly connects her to the color gray in The Great Gatsby.
Have you ever practiced so hard at something it lead to success? In the story Marble Champ by Gary Soto Lupe practices all throughout the story and it lead her to success. For example, she practices marbles, also she has success in school. This never would have happened if she never found out about marbles. It all started of when she was a very shy girl but great at school, but she was no good at any sports.
She is embarrassed about her own culture. She wants to be an American girl like the others because in the story she falls in love with, Robert, an American boy in school. Amy’s mom invites Robert to Christmas dinner, Chinese style. Amy thinks that he wouldn't like Christmas that way. She wants to be like a American girl just like the others.
Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is an amazing book that everyone should read. This book is about a 14 year old girl who is being sold by her father to a man who is willing to give money for her. During her beastly fathers hunt, Catherine tries to get away from all of the suitors. All she wants is to marry who she wants. While she is trying to get a plan of marrying anyone she wants, she helps people she goes through lots of experiences.
Through the capitalistic system, one’s weakness can prove to be another’s stepping stone towards the rise in power. “...she had grown accustomed to play herself up to her parents as a special expert whenever matters affecting Gregor were discussed…” (Kafka 34). Grete has learned in order to go up, one must go down, and what better person to go down than her now incapable brother. She exploits the fact that Gregor can’t work, and proves her usefulness to her parents, depicting how in Capitalism one can easily be replaced if they unable to achieve their expected
The high expectations immigrant families place on their children is still a very relevant social issue and can be witnessed throughout the United States. In this short story, we witness how a parent’s good intentions can ultimately lead to the destruction of their child’s motivation. The road to prodigy all began when Jing-Mei’s mother desired her to be a “Chinese Shirley Temple” (Tan). After the countless movies watched and the failed trip to the beauty school, that dream came to an end as quickly as it had started. This however, opened the door to many more tests of trial and error.
Imagine the government forcing you to visit your parents, just because of a law, even if you don’t want to visit your parents or elderly. Filial piety laws, like this, actually exist in 32 states across the US,and other countries such as China. Filial piety is showing respect to your parents or elderly in ways that include visiting them, inviting them to your house, and emailing or messaging them every day. Elderly parents have recently complained that their kids are neglecting them and don’t care about them. A 73-year-old parent sued her daughter and her stepson of self-neglect in China.
I enjoy the thrill of beating my opponent with a strategy they haven 't thought of, as well as recognizing that I 've completely messed up - and lost. As a result, I found myself in chess club. At school, I would play my friends and rivals in chess almost every morning and lunch. In addition, I 'd play online at home. Chess is such a great game to get my mind off of things and have some fun.
These are common words associated with women because of gender roles. They play a big part in the novel, an example being the Chinese girl’s mother staying home to copy her husband’s manuscripts, cook, and take care of the family. There is an exception in the small town that is opposing and resisting gender roles, and that is Chinese girl and her talent in the game of Go. She is one of the best players and everyone is shocked at not only her age, but that she is female. She likes to rebel against the gender role standard and is very much a tomboy.
That’s a major question. In an article by Emily Sohn, she describes how games are actually beneficial to many. She grabs a quote from an author James Gee that states, “A good video game is challenging, entertaining, and complicated, Gee says. It usually takes 50 to 60 hours of intense concentration to finish one. Even kids who can’t sit still in school can spend hours trying to solve a video or computer game.” In school, lectures to young students can be very boring and cause them to get side track and not pay attention which could be harmful to their grade, but what if you put the teaching into a video game?
The upside down magic classes are classes that help you with your magic so you can get better at whatever you are struggling with. One thing that I think is really fascinating is that it’s not only about magic, it 's about persevering when life presents you with a series of obstacles. Early in the book, Nory must take an entrance exam for the prestigious school, Sage Academy. One day Nory was in her garage and she was practicing turning into a black kitten for the test. As she was practicing she turned into beaver and went crazy gnawing on furniture and eating her father 's favorite books.