The Woman Warrior: White Tigers By Maxine Hong Kingston

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From my perspective, I believe the chapter “White Tigers” was fictional. I think the author included this fictional element in her memoir to make a statement in regards to the readers and the traditional Chinese culture. As written in the chapter, Maxine Hong Kingston took on the role of Fa Mu Lan. She used this lifestyle filled with myth and magic to exhibit what she was taught a woman warrior was to be. It created a sense of reality for Kingston even though she wasn’t Fa Mu Lan. The mythical language and aspects used by Kingston allowed me to understand her reality; I was going through her journey WITH her as opposed to just reading the text.

Kingston’s role as Fa Mu Lan challenged the Chinese culture. So far in The Woman Warrior: Memoirs

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