No Name Woman Essays

  • The No Name Woman Analysis

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    In the essay “The No Name Woman” by Maxine Hong Kingston, the story of living in a traditionally male-dominated Chinese society with a very dysfunctional family structure is told. The villages would look upon the men as useful, and women as useless to their society. Kingston, the main character, learns this first hand from how her aunt was treated. Kingston’s aunt, The No Name Woman, is victimized by a male-dominated society by being shunned for an illegitimate child. As a woman, the odds were automatically

  • No Name Woman Essay

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    Among Ghosts” and “No Name Women” the ideology that women are not viewed as equals and are undeserving of a voice is portrayed quite clearly. Kingston’s stories prove that although women may speak, men and boys are more desired, “greater than” any female, and have a special voice women do not and can not posses. A voice that helps them to be who they are, to stand out, rather than be hidden away, a forced silence placed upon them like women. In Kingston’s writing “No Name Woman”, men are seen as superiors

  • No Name Woman Analysis

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    disregarded. The No Name Woman, written by Maxine Hong Kingston, a Chinese American author and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, she tells the story of her Aunt that she never knew that had a baby out of wedlock, and then how she was terrorized by her fellow villagers. Similar to the Islamic women in the story Love and Sex in the Life of an Arab told by Nawal El Saadawi an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist. The only use for a woman is procreation

  • No Name Woman Summary

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    In No Name Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston, the intercrossing adaption of memory and narrative challenges the gender inequality in the old China. In relation to the unnamed aunt’s story, mother of the narrator talks story orally when the narrator tells story in print. The mother believes the story would keep the narrator from any act of sexual transgression, while the narrator retells the story to question the traditional system of gender identities, roles and expectations. With reference to the relationship

  • Social Tyranny In Maxine Hong Kingston's No Name Woman

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    ‘laws’ and collectively administering justice upon those who break them. According to Mill, this form of oppression is especially dangerous, since it “leaves fewer means of escape… enslaving the soul itself” (Mill 9). In Maxine Hong Kingston’s “No Name Woman”, the village forms a social tyranny through its total subjugation of the private lives of its constituents, its strict code of sociocultural norms, and its enforcement of these practices via unanimous social excommunication. One of the main criteria

  • Summary Of No Name Woman And Richard Rodriguez's No Name Woman?

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    customs and languages. In contrast, many second-generation immigrants find it necessary to discard the culture that had been preserved in the home for biological descent does not ensure feelings of cultural identity. In both Maxine Hong Kingston’s No Name Woman and Richard Rodriguez’s Mr. Secrets, the two authors describe the clash between their American upbringing and their ancestral culture, heightened by their struggle between the private and the public, thus secrecy/discretion versus openness. Their

  • Maxine Hong Kingston's No Name Woman

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    1. Who is the “no name woman”? Why is her name unknown and her existence to be kept a secret? In the essay, “No Name Woman,” by Maxine Hong Kingston, the author describes the no name women to be Kingston’s aunt. Moving forward in the first paragraphs of the essay, Kingston has a conversation with her mother about her aunt. She begins to explain Kingston that her aunt eliminated herself and her newborn baby by jumping into the families well in China. Furthermore, the night before the baby was born

  • No Name Woman Stephen King Analysis

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    In the story No Name Woman” the writer uses changes of voices. Moreover, to be creative to attain her readers. In the beginning of the story the writer began with a voice other than her own. Her mother’s voice she told a story to Maxine Hong Kingston about her aunt. Furthermore

  • Lost Sister Cathy Song Summary

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    doubt an effort to link Cathy Song’s two worlds together. Cathy Song wanted acceptance of her culture, using it as a release and that freedom is within. Song described life for young girls in China as restricted, disciplined and structured. Jade is the name that Song throughout the poem. It is a known fact that the Chinese culture values jade stone more than gold. Its

  • The Crucible Literary Analysis

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    carries the idea of how confused Giles or even Danforth must be with the issue. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” [-John Proctor Act IV, Line 725]. Miller establishes Proctor refusing to allow his name be shamed by a false confession

  • No Name Woman And La Frontera Anzaldúa Analysis

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    than them, then culture oppresses that person’s life in order to make he/she live under cultural expectation or eliminate that person from its culture in the name of deviant. Culture can be a community with encouragement, comfort and peace but it also can be a cold isolated place for people with different beliefs. In both stories, “No Name Woman” and Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, describe isolated life of women under cultural oppression who deviated from

  • Names In Toni Morrison's Beloved

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    foremost with their own names. At first blush, it may not seem like that drastic of a problem, but a name is rooted within one’s identity, and for many slaves, this loss of identity proved to be problematic. Within the novel Beloved, by Toni Morrison, the issues associated with naming are discussed and how it represents so much more than something you merely refer

  • Knowledge And Truth In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad provides an essential link between the strict Victorian expectations and the contrasting paradigm of a Modernist text. Conrad’s own experiences aboard a steamship that travelled to the Belgian Congo provided much of the insight and inspiration for Marlow’s quest in the novel. Many of Conrad’s real-life encounters are reflected in the novel through the eyes of Marlow. This overlap between reality and fiction will be examined throughout this essay. Furthermore, this

  • Erving Goffman's Theory Of Social Interactionism

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    Social Interaction When studying sociology social interaction is defined as the dynamic sequence, which occurs in social actions between groups or individuals, which alter their actions and reactions based on the actions of their interaction partner. Erving Goffman created social interaction; it is also known as microsociology. Simply stated social interaction is the process through which people react to the people in their environment. Social interaction involves the people’s acts and their responses

  • Grice's Cooperative Principle Analysis

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    This paper aims to examine the understanding of violation of Gricean maxim of Cooperative Principles by children and adults of age 15 to 60 years and show that their understanding depends on identifying and accessing relevant contextual information. They did differ in gender, education, social and economic background. Their implicit understanding of maxim of quality, quantity, relation and manner were accessed through a survey which consisted of answering to questions based on flouting conversations

  • The Power Of Language In Amyy Tan's Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

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    In her writing, Tan often describes her experiences as the child of Chinese immigrants, growing up in northern California and living in American culture. Tan explains how she has learned to embrace the many Englishes her mother speaks and how her background has also caused her to have different Englishes. While others classify her mother's English as "broken" she finds no fault in it. In Tan's view, just because something is broken does not necessarily mean that it is in need of fixing. In her essay

  • In History Jamaica Kincaid Analysis

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    the opportunity to fully vet out each point that she makes, an opportunity she wouldn’t have gotten had she written her essay in chronological order. Throughout each anecdote that Kincaid tells, the theme of names and giving things names is central. Kincaid argues that by giving something a name, one unrightfully takes ownership of it and erases its history. Kincaid, who is from the South American country of Antigua laments the loss of her country’s history at the hands of famed fifteenth century

  • Calypso's Death: A Short Story

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    It was always hard to tell if she was telling the truth. She was good at that. Sometimes, she just wanted to make him happy. “Well, Calypso it is. What should be her 2 middle names?” Hmm, what should her two middle names be. “Two, wowsews!” He was surprised. He was only two. He hadn’t heard of people having 2 middle names before. He didn’t know how to say his Rs very well, either. “Yeah, two! Isn’t that crazy!?” She was wondering what he would think about that. She liked it when her son, Prince

  • If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things Summary

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    The use of names has gone back as far as we can remember in human history. People have given their kids names and have also named everything else that exists around them. From simply giving different shades of colors names to the naming of ships and bridges. This use of “names” is simply overlooked as it is simply the way things are for most people. In “If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things” by Jon McGregor, the idea of names actually takes a big role in this novel. The use of names in this novel

  • All The Names

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    and there is not a single tree in sight, only the pavement that runs on for miles and miles. Like the small cottage, All the Names, is one of those