It also leaves a person with a cultural identity as seen in ‘The Woman Warrior’ by Maxine Hong Kingston. Maxine’s mother, Brave Orchid, tells her many stories in her native tongue, Chinese, and these stories show patriarchal interdictions and warnings. Because traditional Chinese culture is very patriarchal women became silent and voiceless in their lives. In the stories Maxine hears from a young age she realises this and as she gets older she
Waverly's mom believes that Chinese people work very hard unlike Americans, who slack off and don't work as hard as the Chinese do. Waverly learns this trait on her own through the game of chess. When her brother receives a chess board for Christmas, Waverly begs to play with it. When Waverly's brothers explain the rules to her, she keeps on asking questions about chess and the rules which irritates them. Asking questions is a sign of intelligence and is the only way that she'll be able to learn how to play chess.
The star in her brain, then symbolizes the effects of the china upon her. Possessing guilt and shame of holding onto the china accompanying the untreated tumor was literally killing her. When she finally did something about it, by smashing the china to rebuild herself, her health stabilized for a time. “Compared with the January CT, the tumor demonstrates no appreciable change,” Doctor Leising’s explained to Margaret (Kallos 276). Without any medical treatment, Margaret was healthy for her circumstances just letting go of the china.
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
Language Arts: Poetry Assignment - Lost Sister by Cathy Song Erinn Lee (10) 206 The difference between the life experiences of the two sisters is their vastly different lifestyles. The main difference is the amount of freedom they had. The first sister lived in China.
place and supports her opinion on Jing-Mei’s lack of style and poor writing skills; Suyuan agrees that her daughter is not sophisticated enough as Waverly who is a very successful tax attorney (Tan 197-207). As it can be seen, Amy Tan felt that she was not sophisticated enough because she did not become a neurosurgeon like her mother wanted. In the story, all Chinese mothers wanted their Chinese-American daughters to become doctors or businessmen and to be better than others. When Jing-Mei and Waverly were little, Suyuan wanted her daughter to be like Waverly, and there always was competition between them.
Despite all of that, “Chua’s two daughters are both successful and happy in school, in music and in sports” (Wang). Chua’s two daughters are both happy and successful despite all the criticism she got from the public, which shows that the Asian way she chose was the best for her children. If, on the other hand, parents decide to do the opposite and be more lax, it would be much more detrimental to a child’s health. In fact, the Bible says, “because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in” (New International Version, Prov. 3:12). This implies that discipline is very important and in fact shows that the parent cares very much for the child’s future and wellbeing.
Joy Luck Club Final Essay Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club shows the reader the oppression Chinese women in the 1930s faced. Women in China during the 1930s were taught to be submissive and to swallow their own anguish but yet to be strong willed, within the home, and raise their children right. Many women though had no rights outside the home and were prosecuted or shunned if they had disregarded these beliefs.
This quote from the text stands out to me because it shows that Waverly’s mom cares more about herself than her community. Every Saturday, Waverly and her mom would go to the market. Not to purchase anything, but for Waverly’s mom to show off her daughter who became a national chess champion. Instead of focusing on how her family felt about Waverly’s sudden success and helping them cope with Waverly’s busy schedule, the mother chose to flaunt Waverly and boast about her accomplishments.
The literary devices that Amy Tan use in Joy Luck Club are motifs, symbolism that develop the theme of the Joy Luck Club. the theme of Joy Luck Club is cherish the little things you see this theme many times throughout the Joy Luck club. Amy tan use motifs in her work to the describe the theme of Joy Luck Club. one of the motifs are mothers and daughters not seeing eye to eye. Like when June and Suyuan Woo have an argument about playing the piano after the tellit show that she embarises her family at.
Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”. In The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Lindo’s deviousness and strategies help her get what she wants throughout her life. Her devious-looking face symbolizes the way she tries to strategize so that other people do what she wants them to do. However, Lindo’s deviousness can also be at the expense of other people’s fear. Facial features and strategies could be good and bad things that parents can pass down to their children.
Characteristics of having a beneficial relationship If there wasn't any type of distinction between a positive and negative characteristic in a relationship, the connection between two people could be ruined. In order to have a mutually beneficial relationship, there should be some characteristics to follow. In the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, Taylor Greer escapes a small town life to embark on a journey. She went through high school by avoiding pregnancy and getting herself a job working at a hospital. After she saves herself enough money, she decides to go on a journey in an old Volkswagen bug that she bought, and drive until her car runs out of battery.