Their internal conflicts with cultural hybridity and their shame at the secrecy of their family, prompts Kingston and Rodriguez to use writing as means of reaching a catharsis. The first lines of Maxine Hong Kingston’s story begin with "You must not tell anyone," my mother said, "what I am about to tell you. In China your father had a sister who killed herself. She jumped into the family well. We say that your father has all brothers because it is as if she had never been born."
Ashleigh was a young girl faced with a tough decision that would potentially betray the trust of one of her parents. In the short story Ashes Ashleigh had a tough time dealing with the divorce of her mother and her father. Ashleigh’s mom is a realist and her father is a dreamer which basically means her mother takes everything seriously and her father doesn’t take anything serious. Ashleigh’s father was in debt with an unknown person in the story and her mother keeps a tea pot with back up cash in it so Ashleigh’s father wants ashleigh to borrow the money without asking so he can pay the unknown person back. It was likely that Ashleigh took the money because she favored her father over her mother, she was pressured to take the money, and she acted as though she was going to take the cash.
Have you ever wondered what It would be like if the government that is supposed to protect you went against you, Well that’s what happened to the people who lived during the Cultural revolution The Red Scarf Girl, Ji-Li Jiang is a girl who lived the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a time of fear when all the laws of China broke down, At the start life was good for Ji-Li she was good in academics and she was a social person but as the book progressed Ji-Li’s life was starting to be ruined by Bad Academics because teachers were considered Four Olds (Something that is from the Old Chinese Culture) because Chairman Mao(a communist revolutionary) wanted to “Revolutionize" China. Ji-li Jiang was brainwashed by Mao to believe that “father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao” but as the book progresses Ji-Li starts putting family before Chairman Mao At the start Ji-li was all with the cultural revolution. She was excited about Liberation Army tryouts and the destruction of the Great Prosperity Market Sign board. Ji-li lived by this quote "Heaven and earth are great, but greater still is the kindness of the Communist Party; father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao." (P.2).This quote simply meant that Chairman Mao comes before family because everyone was brainwashed to obey Chairman Mao and another quote "But Grandma, We have to get rid of those old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits .Chairman Mao said they 're
Ladies and gentlemen, we are here today to discuss the actions of Mildred turning in her husband for his twenty plus amount of hidden books. In Fahrenheit 451, Mildred’s actions are not justified because Montag provided a safe life for her and marriage vows state to stand by your significant other through thick and thin. On the other hand, Mildred was raised in a society that did not educate her in what was right or wrong. She did not want to get in trouble, risking the loss of her “family” who she favored over her husband, Montag. Also Mildred’s actions were justified because, Montag was breaking the law, and even though he’s her husband, she did what she thought was right in hope to not lose everything they had.
In the passage written by Amy Tan the author uses adjectives and feelings to reveal that an embarrassing experience in her youth changed her prospective on her heritage by showing her she needs to always be reminded of her heritage. One of Amy’s emotions in this passage is she feels embarrassed that her Chinese family that came over would get up to get their while the American would wait patiently for the food to be passed. One thing that made Amy embarrassed was when her dad took the fish cheek and said “Amy your favorite.” Another emotion was she was scared that the boy wouldn’t like their Chinese food or wouldn’t like there Chinese Christmas. But Amy’s fear was realized because the ministers family didn’t eat a lot nor did they talk.
This is a biggest question that I always want to ask people. Since the 1960s, the US Supreme Court has established a standard for equal representation in a democracy, which is “one person, one vote.” As a Chinese immigrant and had been living in a communism country for 15 years. To be honest, I do not understand how one vote is representing people’s voice in election and how one vote is representing democracy. Can one vote affect the final result in election? I do not know and I always want to find out an answer.
New York’s Chinatown”. To begin with, in Eaton’s, “In the Land of the Free”, she illustrates the story of a husband and wife and their struggles and fight to gain back their child. In the story, the reader learns how Hom Hing (the husband), and Lae Choo (the wife), had filed their immigration papers before the birth of their child who had been born in China, so they learn there that their baby did not have any proper certification to enter when Lae Choo was returning to San Francisco. In the beginning,
Secondly, others need to help out. In the story “Blackberries in June”, Jamie’s parents seem to be putting a lot of the pressure of helping Linda and her husband Charlton out on Jamie. As Matt notes that “I didn’t hear your momma say a word about them helping out.” (213). It’s a little inconsiderate just to demand that a person gives up their house and the person demanding it gives up little to nothing. Jamie’s mother and father are Linda’s family too, so they should help out as
However, his entire perspective changed when one day he caught his mother embracing an elderly Droughtlander within the Key walls, to which he became immensely concerned at his mother catching an illness by being close proximity to one of them. His mother assured him that she would stay healthy, and revealed a tome to Eli. At first he did not understand what the tome’s importance was, but as he read on he found a terrifying fact: “The [Keys] was responsible for the death of ninety-two percent of the world’s population. If all of this was really true, giving up the Keylanders as his people just got easier” (Mac 30). The tome revealed that the Keys cloudseeded their way into power, by stealing any rainclouds using cloudseeders to direct clouds to rain on the Keys, and leave no rain left for anywhere else, making the areas between the Keys parched and thus become the Droughtland.
The Third Dumpster Gish Jens story, “The Third Dumpster” follows two second-generation Chinese-Americans; Goodwin and Morehouse. They are in the process of fixing an old house for their elderly Chinese parents, because they refuse to live in facility. An idea explained by their unwillingness to eat Western food. Throughout the story, Goodwin and Morehouse are forced to face their values, which are not Chinese, end of story – but neither American, end of story, and the identity problems that arise from that. The plot commences with Goodwin and Morehouse buying a house, because their elderly parents cannot continue to live in their current house, given that they can no longer climb the stairs.
This journal talks about a woman who sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127G after he broke her wrist while he was greeting her at birthday party. She said the boy should not have jumped to her arms to welcome her. Now, she is asking for $127.000 for the damages that had. She said that her life has changed since that accident. even though she believes that her nephew has been always loving and sensitive, she still thinks that he is responsible for her
The second time my mother recovered from surgery, while we awaited the results, she told me an old Chinese proverb that roughly translates to, “You can only enter halfway into the dark forest before you begin to come out the other side.” How did you tell a woman that strong, that determined, that _____, that you weren’t like her? When I blew out candles each year, I kept a silent wish to be as industrious and brilliant as my parents. With the smoke of my dreams trailing off the end of an extinguished candle, the train of my life chugged on. In the fall of my eighth grade year, I was sworn in to NJHS, an event with as much gusto and bravado as can be expected of a middle school celebration. For the first time, I faced a new frontier.
When Jing-Mei started her journey to China she remembers a time where she had rejected her culture. Afterword, when she arrived she was linguistically challenged. Later when she understood a bit about her culture she asked her father to tell her mother’s story in their native language. “Your mother running away’- begins my father ‘No tell me in Chinese’ I interrupt ‘Really I can understand” (157) After hearing her mother story Jing-Mei understands what she meant when she was fifteen, “Someday you 'll see…It is in your blood, waiting to be let go.” (149) Jing-Mei has a much better understanding of her family history and Chinese roots than she did when she started her
She visits home every year and she says every time she goes back home, she feels that this is the last time she will see her father and that makes her so sad. She misses her food and convenient like public transportations. In Taiwan she can go everywhere with a taxi, a bus, or a train. When she came here, she had to learn how to drive. She thinks here, in the State, if you don’t have a car, and especially if you don’t know how to drive, you stuck at home and you cannot do anything without a car.
During and after the protests, everything was being tracked, opened and taken in order to keep this lip locked as possible. My husband Kris had a high school friend that attended Beijing University at that time. He sent her a letter asking about what was going on and she ended finding mailing a letter back from a very far and rural post office that only said all mail is being opened. Although it was a significant event that changed many people 's lives and the view of China, the Chinese government painted it as small and