Being passionate about something such as a sport, music, or even a videogame is a good feeling. It makes you ambitious and enthusiastic about whatever you feel passionate about. In Rules of the Game by Amy Tan, Waverly becomes passionate about chess after her brothers receive a chessboard for Christmas; her mom brags about how Waverly is her daughter to other people using her to show off. Waverly deserves credit for her success in chess, not her mom because her mom did nothing but provide Waverly with necessities. Waverly earns her success in chess through hard work all on her own while developing invisible strength that allows Waverly to succeed in chess.
If the way to be successful in life is self control and inner invisible strength would you do it ? Amy Tan's Rules of the Game is a short story about Waverly Place Jong , a girl who became a national chess champion at age 10. Invisible strength is the self control of the mind. In the beginning of this short story, Waverly had no clue about chess and its rules, but throughout the story, her mother is constantly teaching her about the "art of invisible strength" with chess rules and knowledge. Waverly's mother uses the art of invisible strength as a "strategy for winning arguments, respect from others, and eventually.. chess games".
“Rules of the Game” is a charming tale about a six-year old Chinese-American turned chess prodigy. At first the story seems a straight forward legend about an extraordinary little girl, but is actually centered more on the people surrounding Waverly whereas Waverly herself is a viewpoint character. Just as well, Waverly is the perfect character to give readers an intimate tour of Amy Tan’s crafted world. Waverly, as a child who regards Chinatown as her favorite play area and who regularly explores the back alleys of restaurants and curio shops, gives Tan literary mobility to probe San Francisco’s Chinatown both physically and culturally; her unrestricted liberty exempts Tan from logistic restrictions in creating a creative, yet realistic, story. Additionally, Waverly has the literary fortune of being a child of Chinese immigrants in a story detailing the lives of
The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that
She could hit glass balls in the air and put holes in playing cards before they hit the ground. She could also hit a card edge on from 100 paces. Annis starred in a play called “The Western Girl”. After Annie died there was a musical called “Annie Get Your Gun” That was written in her honor. Annie’s death was a terrible tragedy to her fans around the world.
Both works share a similarity in how they make an unremarked woman their focus, while at same time professing admiration for her. For instance, in Sonnet 130 lines 1-2 Shakespeare states "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red". Therefore, he is boldly declaring that his mistress eyes are nothing extraordinary in comparison to the sun, which shines so brightly. While her lips are an unappealing shade of red. Similarly, lines 3-10 continue on in the same manner with the author proudly admitting that he is aware of his mistress faults, yet he still desires her.
Alexandra: Alexandra aka Lexa is a girl with a passion for videogames and comics. Her straight red hair, fair skin and grey eyes make her unique among her friends, which she values very much. She and her guild, The Sacred Suns, have been nominated to compete at Battleground this year; her friend robert wants her to study and focus on school instead of playing her ‘silly games’, as he calls them.
The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that Helena will be able to have Demetrius since he will never see Hermia again. Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again.
The two girls in the yellow dresses are admiring Jordan, the golden girl, and are jealous of how amazing she looks. Fitzgerald wrote in his novel "Did mother get powder on your old yellowy hair?" (p. 111), talking about Daisy daughter. The only time Daisy’s daughter came into the story Daisy treats her like an object and did not treat her like her daughter. Daisy's life revolves around Daisy, allowing her daughter to come around only when she wanted her to.
Do you yourself believe you could play the game of life by following the original rules or switching it up? As i read through the story, “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan, it informs me of so many different personalities and desires between these mothers and daughters. A certain set of mothers and daughters were Waverly and her mother Lindo Jong. Waverly and her mother have these personalities that might remind one of the abilities of chess board pieces because Lindo is like a pawn that knows her limits, Waverly acts as a Knight by being different from her mother but wanting to have the same result, and Lindo has the power of self control, knowing when to go and when not to go like the Queen, the most important piece in chess. Lindo was raised
And Frankie even ends the novel recognizing her flaws, and recognizing that the things she did might not have had the big change in her society that she would have liked, but that in subtle ways, maybe she helped pave the way. At least, that 's how I interpreted the end, as a sort of hope that although her revolution was quite small in the grand scheme of ending sexism, she may have helped girls after her have a bit easier of a time creating a larger revolution. My rating for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart: 5 big stars. Lockhart also gets some of my Bonus Points for secret tunnels (50,000 points), for reminding me of Gilmore Girls (50,000 points) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frankie 's name reminds me of Fanny Eubanks of Omaha) (25,000 points), and, of course, for the awesome feminist message throughout the story (1,000,000,000 points). Lockhart just might be a contender for my Bonus Points Awards next year, and I 'm definitely looking forward to reading more books by her in
After comparing both texts, “The Necklace” is a better short story than “The Journey to Galway” because of the strong characterization present in the story. Page 184 of the novel describes, Madame Loisel, the protagonist, as “One of those pretty, charming, young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny… no hopes…” This quote shows that Madame Loisel is beautiful and a charming lady. Her beauty is what makes her think so highly of herself. She believes that she deserves more than what she has in her middle-class life which she describes as hopeless. This quote is an example of strong characterization as it show how she is so distracted by what she does not have and forgets about what
Later in the book, they become very close to one another and fall in love. Haymitch persuaded Katniss into acting like she loved him, but along that act, she fell for Peeta. The Hunger Games announcer, Claudius Templesmith, said that there can be two winners as long as they are from the same district and this caused Katniss to go find Peeta.