Campbell describes the return stage as a “life-giving elixir” and recovering “what has been lost.” The “life-giving elixir” in this case is for the twin sister to meet their half sister and be able to have closure after a long search for their mother. In addition, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa are able to learn the true story of their mother’s journey and how she never gave up hope of them being alive. The recovering of “what has been lost” is the experiences they were not able to have due to the circumstances. Upon meeting her sisters for the first time, Jing-mei takes a picture with them using a Polaroid and then the “sisters and [her] watch quietly together, eager to see what develops” (Tan 288). Jing-mei alludes to the future life and memories the sisters and she will form as a result of this overdue family reunion.
Hamlet He killed 4 people including himself, was he justified by doing it? Hamlet accidently killed his girlfriend’s father, Polonius, that made his girlfriend, Ophelia, go crazy, that made her drown in a pond while picking flowers. But his girlfriends brother found out that hamlet killed their father, and then hamlets uncle found out that hamlet knew that he killed his father. So, hamlet and larataes went fencing, but they decided to kill hamlet, but Hamlet’s mother drank the poison drink killing her, and hamlet got hit with the poison sword. Hamlet got Larataes sword and hit him with it so Larataes died too.
After Mulan has killed Shan-yu, the only thing she wants to do is return home to her family. Once she gets to her house, she finds her father, and tells him what she had done She gave her father the sword of Shan-yu and the crest of the emperor. Her doing this is showing her father that she has a lot of respect for him. Family respect is very important in the Chinese culture. Throughout the movie Mulan, patriarchy is accurately portrayed.
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 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.
This also shows that the author knows well about what she is writing about and the way of life for the Chinese families. As well as this Amy Tan uses the different main characters in the book to explain their experiences and opinions, meaning the narrator of the book changes throughout the novel as well as the story that is told in the book depending on which character is the narrator. In the first chapter, told by Jing-Mei Woo it talks about what is currently going on in the Joy Luck Club, everything is changing due to the narrator’s mother death such as how now Jing-Mei Woo is expected to replace/take the position that her mother took at the Joy Luck Club, which is very important to Jing-Mei but may not have been mentioned if the story was told by another character. Whereas in the second chapter, which is told by one of the Joy Luck Club mothers, An-Mei Hsu, is mainly about her childhood and past experiences before moving to America, which could not have been told by any of the other main characters. This allows the reader to look at the different opinions of the different
The reason why he got his mother killed was because she was plotting to kill him. ‘‘Nero didn’t trust his Praetorian Guard to carry out the killing, so he ordered naval troops to sink a boat that she would be sailing on.’’ When everyone knew that Agrippina died, he lied by saying that she committed suicide. He also poisoned his fourteen-year-old stepbrother, but told everyone he has an epileptic fit. After killing his mother, Nero had terrible nightmares. (Owen
Family in Chinese Culture As shown in Amy Tan's short stories A Pair of Tickets, Immortal Heart, and Two Kinds, one can see the importance of family in Chinese culture. In the piece A Pair of Tickets, it is shown how hard Jing-mei's mother Suyuan looks for the twin babies she is forced to leave behind. Her effort is shown when Jing-mei's father recalls the travels, saying, "We went to many different cities, back to Kweilin, to Changsha, as far south as Kunming. She was always looking out of one corner of her eye for twin babies, then little girls" (Tan, A Pair of . .
The free will of Oedipus’ father, King Laius, to banish his son from his kingdom led to Oedipus killing him and marrying his own mother, allowing fate to play out. In Antigone, the deaths of many characters were due to their own choices. Haemon, son of Creon, makes the conscious decision to commit suicide in order to be with his loved one. Eurydice, wife of Creon, makes the decision to commit suicide when she hears her son has killed himself. Creon unknowingly put these events into play when he made the individual decision to outlaw the burial of Polynices.
The poet states that “[The first sister] never left home. To move freely was a luxury stolen from them at birth” which in essence means that the women surrounded by the Chinese culture were not allowed to move at their own will and her only purpose in life was to serve her family. Simultaneously, the poet mentions that the first sister had to “[learn] to walk in shoes the size of teacups, without breaking”, which shows that she had her feet bounded. On the other hand, the poet starts the first stanza of the second part of the poem by saying that “There is a sister across the ocean” which tells us that the second sister wanted to be free. She then continues to say that the second sister “relinquished her name, diluting jade green with the blue of the Pacific” which shows that the second sister rebelliously rejected her culture and migrated to America.