The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston addresses prevalent topics faced in America today. How should women act? Should women be treated differently from men? In her memoir, Kingston faces many obstacles with her Chinese-American identity such as finding her voice as a young woman. In “White Tigers,” Kingston tells her own version of a popular Chinese ballad, “Fa Mu Lan,” while incorporating her own reality back into the section.
The story showcases how relationships between mothers and daughters can be strained because of differences in culture and a lack of communication. One of the difficulties between Jing-Mei and her mother is their different cultural backgrounds, which is supported by two points from the story. Firstly, Jing-Mei and her mother both disagreed on the opportunities that existed in America. According to Singer, Amy Tan uses “two entirely
She immediately went through a grieving period and then, realized that she was free from all the pain her marriage had caused. She had a newfound hope and freedom to rely on throughout the rest of her life. Later on, her husband comes back to the house and she feels guilty about how she instantaneously
Throughout the story, Cassia represents a depressing mood because she falls in love with someone she isn't allowed to be with and then Ky gets taken away from her so she has to embark on a journey to find him. For example, on page 229, Cassia says “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” Condie uses this description to influence the readers feelings towards the situation. We begin to feel Cassia’s heart ache to be with Ky. Using a melancholy tone, the readers truly feel her sadness and depression from the situation she’s in.
The message is conveyed through female characters that have felt sorrow and emptiness during and after the war. They have to deal with losing their loved ones, using their bodies as a form of economic support, and being abused by men at war. Regular civilians had to deal with the loss of family members or friends that went to war. Lan had experienced a lot of loss due to the war. Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long.
At the beginning of the story, it seemed that both are deeply affected by the tragic event and both find their own separate way to grief and to continue their lives, but it turns out that Shoba was ready to continue her life without him. The temporary power outage brought them together in a way that now they had to sit together and to talk to each other. Irony in a “Temporary Matter” – “Lahiri increase the ironic quality of the story by setting up a situation in which the emotionally distant couple must interact more closely” (Davi Remi,
Grieving is a common and unhappy process that many people go through in their lifetime. Through the grieving process, people often come to conclusions about their life. In Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Vera loses her best friend Charlie and tries to stray away from her parent’s examples, only to find out that she will have to come to terms with the loss of her best friend. In We Were Liars, Cadence gets sick in a tragic accident that causes her to wonder about her family and find out the truth. In both, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, we learn that when people grieve it causes more loss and unlawful actions.
Elizabeth Wong wrote The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl, explaining her personal conflict growing up in a bicultural atmosphere the essay goes on about Wong’s mother with her personal conflict as well being criticized by her son reason that she had an accent when she would speak English and it would make her sound choppy. Living with a bicultural family can be amazing however, with it, it can be controversial with several individuals, in ways it can affect daily life. Elizabeth Wong had a difficult time trying to adjust to Chinese school, and the Chinese culture similar for her mother also had a difficult task trying to speak proper English with her son having to correct multiple times or mocking her because she had difficulty trying to
Living in America as a Chinese immigrant, Jing-mei 's mother plants her dreams of American success on the shoulders of her daughter. On the other hand, being born into this country, Jing-mei is against wanting to live up to the expectations her mother sets on her. Two kinds reveal two different sides of the cultural spectrum, and their opposing view towards their values. Jing-mei 's mother felt like an outcast existing in a dominate population. Grasping the same idea, she held onto her hard time back in her home.
After reading Tan’s novels, readers has to come to the conclusion that, in order to achieve a balance between- the world conditions, one cannot only be supportive to the New American ways and rejects the Old Chinese ways. The daughter’s initially could not accept their Chinese tradition after understanding their cultural reconciliation they realize that both the conditions are very important for establishing their life. Similarly, in case of husband and wife relationship, Tan brings out the patriarchal system. In Joy Luck Club and Kitchen God’s Wife novel, Tan typically portrays the male dominating characters of Ted and Wen Fu, while she escorts her female characters Rose and Weili at the end by regaining self-respect from the male dominant society and starting a new life of self-assertiveness. In Joy Luck Club, Rose marries Ted, who typically shows his patriarchal male dominance, while Rose completely becomes an obeying wife, but Tan plots the conditions to become worse that Rose wanted divorce from her husband and she started