The Warrior Woman Analysis

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The chapter “White Tigers” from the book The Warrior Woman, by Maxine Hong Kingston, has long been seen as a story from a very cultured point of view. Indeed, it’s easy to say that people who are not Chinese don't really have a connection with this story because these experiences only happen in their culture. 2. And yet, although it seems like White Tigers is only for a specific culture, somehow I can relate to White Tigers. It seems odd then that I can relate to the character, and the tale she tells, when I’m not Chinese. This makes me wonder- what does the text do to help me relate to a different culture and a daydream? Why does that matter in any way for me? 3. There were many parts of her dream that I really loved and agreed with where the girl was not being owned by her parents. I was able to connect with her because I agreed with her desire to break cultural…show more content…
There are roles people see specifically for one gender in this culture, such as men going out to fight and women staying home to take care of their baby. However, one thing I love is that there is a switch in gender roles in the girl’s daydream. We see Mulan fighting while dressing up like a man when her husband stayed home taking care of their baby. I really like this because the girl was trying to show that just because it’s known that only women take care of the baby does not mean that that is all women can do. The baron said, “Girls are maggots in the rice. It is more profitable to raise geese than daughters,” (Kingston 43). He doubted that she was a woman when she said she was a female avenger because he only thought women were weak and were not worth anything. I can relate to the girl because I like to show people that I’m more than what others think of me. I think everyone has abilities that are unknown, therefore making it hard to understand that someone can do something people were not aware of. She proved that she could do what a man can, and what a woman can as
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