She credits her success to her mother’s lesson of the power of invisible strength. She recounts how “my mother taught me the art of invisible strength. It was a strategy for winning arguments, respect from others, and eventually, though neither of us knew it at the time, chess games.” (p. 89) Waverly goes on to have a lucrative career as an attorney, while her mother 's power over her gradually wanes reminiscent of the Taitai’s power over Lindo.
Sadly, due to this experience, Lindo’s daughter Waverly grows up seeing her mother as a cold hearted woman who just likes to brag and will fight to be better than everyone else. Waverly Jong, Lindo’s daughter, grows up in a whole different manner. She has a hobby of being the best chess player around which her mother constantly brags about, and has an interest in American males, which she worries will not
I was pure." in front of a mirror before she is forcibly married.(58 Tan) In this scene she is realizing a special "invisible strength" inherited from her mother.(50 Tan) Waverly uses this strength throughout her life to maintain her family values and persevere past adversity. Moreover family is one of the most important cultural aspects to perception considering family is based on the close connections of
‘Is luck,’ she whispered” (96). This shows that Lindo really cares for Waverly and wants only the best for her. A bit later in the story, we see that Lindo is really having trouble expressing this desire for Waverly. After some of Waverly’s matches, Lindo tells her to “win more [pieces],
The characterization of Waverly Jong in Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game” delineates the importance of foresight and the ability to anticipate the outcome of situations, especially in the case of her mother. In analyzing Waverly’s acknowledgement, “I learned why it is essential in the endgame to have foresight...all weaknesses and advantages become evident to a strong adversary and are obscured to a tiring opponent..for the whole game one must gather invisible strengths and see the endgame before the game begins.” (3), the reader is able to decipher how Waverly’s thoughts work to elicit a greater meaning
“Oh I had work so I was unable to attend the dinner”, my mother explained. “Her daughter Serena came with this guy and well she was all getting too close with him, you know like holding hands and dragging him to meet the others”, “what a disgraceful young woman”, she expressed in disgust As I was walking past the hallway I heard the whole bizarre conversation between my mother and aunty and rushed in the nearest moment. “Well who gave you the right to talk about my best friend and my cousin like that”, I yelled in fisted rage. “Do you even know them?
Having two older brothers she learned to hold her own. Bethany’s brothers inspired her to work hard and get on their level (Hamilton 35). The boys played many rough sports and Bethany was right along with them and was like one of the boys (Hamilton 37 & 38). Bethany had learned to surf at five years old (Hamilton 39). Once she was able to catch waves without help; she was entered in local competitions (Hamilton 40).
This lesson proves pivotal in Jongs spectacular chess expeditions that saw her crowned national champion and also defined her relationship with her mother whom she considered as an opponent. Jongs
Five years after the game is over, she wins a game of chess against the Master “Sam Westing”. It's her second win against him. Remember, other characters like Theo and Judge Ford also played chess with Sam Westing, but neither of them ever won. While a game of chess might not have as big a prize as the Westing game did, in a way, for Turtle, the stakes are just as high: it's a test of strategy against "the master" and one that only she, it seems, can pass. At the end of the book, we see her become the kind of mentor to others that Sam Westing was to her, as we see her go to play chess with another intelligent, not necessarily attractive little girl like Sam Westing and her, named
Patently, Jeannette had a mindset to give Brian and Lori a chance to prosper in life. Third, Jeannette overcame one of her bullies when she saved a poor black boy from a dog attack. Jeannette had been harassed by Erma, jumped by Mexican girls, and bombarded by Ernie
Jeannette had a childhood of constantly moving from place to place with one personal item. In Battle Mountain, her mom had an actual job with an annual paycheck. Her family finally had a supply of food and had a smaller worry about money. She also developed many skills and life lessons in Battle Mountain that stuck with her. Jeannette learned to swim and experienced a crush.
The mother was a housecleaner, and wanted June to be worth more than that. So she was obsessed with attempting to make June a prodigy. The mother was watching a show that had piano music, and wants June to start playing piano. She exchanges housecleaning services for piano lessons for June. June doesn’t want any of
Other than this and the bravery and courage it took to get through the suitors. She didn’t do that much. She's a hero, but arguably and opinionatedly, she's a background character who had to do what she had to do. A person once said “there is no main character, just many characters doing what they have to, to survive.” (Unknown.)
Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.