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. The women brought up in the Chinese culture “never left home” and had freedom “stolen from them at birth”. This shows us that the first sister led a very restricted lifestyle under the influence of a strict culture.
Along with that Amy was born in a dynamically different generation than her mother. Amy Tan took her real life experiences and molded them into a novel with many different, but connecting short stories about the relationship between Chinese immigrant mothers and more Americanized daughters. In this essay, I
Jing-mei’s call to adventure is different from others in the novel; Jing-mei is thrown into her journey by losing her mother and learning her long lost twin sisters, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa, from China are still alive. Before her journey began, the relationship between
The author particularly appears to be a person growing up in the first half of 20th century when the family values, ancestral connections, and the intimate norms were the things to be preserved. The author connects with her audience on the value and preciousness of the ‘family’ and ‘home’. She writes the essay right in the center of the setting that she is describing and possess a strong sense of connection with her surroundings. She also writes as a mother of the young daughter who wants to transmit the love and knowledge of family values to her daughter, but she knows that these values have become oblique and her daughter would never understand their true
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.
David Henry, the antagonist of the novel, becomes fascinated with photography after choosing to give away his daughter and compresses his guilt with photography. Caroline Gill informally adopts David 's newborn daughter, Phoebe, and as Phoebe grows up send David photos of how successful Phoebe has become with ulterior motives. Norah struggles with David obsession of photos thinking they interfere with the moment. Kim Edwards uses the motif of photography to reveal how a single moment in time is much more complex. Photography becomes symbolic of David 's life; in his efforts to trap every moment in time in its precise moment he loses what he cares about most; his family.
The word identity is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Your identity is what you are recognized as by your friends and yourself. The actions that people take throughout their childhood and into their adulthood shape their identity and help develop the person you are. This concept of identity is evident in the novel Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. The character Elaine Risley tells the stories of her growing up as a child and how it influenced her life as an adult.
The Woman Warrior is a “memoir of a girlhood among ghosts” in which Maxine Hong Kingston recounts her experiences as a second generation immigrant. She tells the story of her childhood by intertwining Chinese talk-story and personal experience, filling in the gaps in her memory with assumptions. The Woman Warrior dismantles the archetype of the typical mother-daughter relationship by suggesting that diaspora redefines archetypes by combining conflicting societal norms. A mother’s typical role in a mother-daughter relationship is one of guidance and leadership. Parents are responsible for teaching a child right from wrong and good from evil.
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
Giving up Indian citizenship for an American citizenship and marrying outside of her family’s culture. Besides their differences the two sister keep in contact as they are blood sisters living in a foreign country. Mira complains about the unfairness given now to legal immigrants even though she’s has worked