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...Two Kinds” “Two Kinds” is a short story written by Amy Tan. Analogy to the story in question, the subject matter depicts that there is a providence that shapes human destiny and in spite of the rough strokes of life, the figure in the end assumes beauty and perfection. It’s a fitful genius with a constant ebb and flow. It purports to be identified with intellectual genius of the age. The story is on an unfavorable relationship of a mother and daughter. It is about a young girl who fights with her own mother who expects too much from her daughter. This is because Jing-mei wants to be herself. She was happy being herself, but, her mother expected more. The mother of Jing Mei knew... “Reflective essay on...
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...Two Kinds by Amy Tan Brief Summary The story of Two Kinds is part of the Joy Luck Club stories written by Amy Tan that speaks of the difficult and sometimes convoluted relationships between the Chinese mothers in the story, who lived through the early years of Republican era China, and their daughters who were born in the in the environment of the United States. In the story of Two Kinds, the focus is on the narrator and main character, Jing-mei, as she is being pushed by her mother to become a musical prodigy. The motivation behind the prodding of Jing-mei’s mother is to compete with bragging rights to their family friend, Lindo Jong, whose daughter Waverly is a publicized young... 7 July Analysis of...
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...Two kinds by Amy Tan Amy Tan’s story, ‘Two kinds,’ identifies a narrator who reports on her relationship with her mother. I, in this paper, explore the relationship between the two, as the major characters in the story, how their relationship develop, and how the relationship contributes to the general theme of the story. The story, as was written by Amy Tan, depicts an immigrant family in California, the United States. The story’s major characters are the narrator and her mother who have been in conflict due to their philosophical difference. The mother strongly believes that a person can achieve anything as long as interest is developed in an initiative. She struggles to mould her daughter... ...
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...Two Kinds by Amy Tan Summary Two Kinds by Amy Tan is a short story based on Chinese and U.S social settings (Tan 194-201). Jing-mei narrates on her journey to become a child prodigy out of her mother’s relentless efforts and influence. The mother is adamant that there is an unnoticed talent that her daughter possesses. Her efforts to find the hidden talent do not seem to bear any fruit, although she finally comes to a conclusion that the prodigy characteristics of her daughter will be realized through piano lessons. However, this is not a...
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...Two Kinds by Amy Tan The story of Two Kinds, ed by Amy Tan, is told from the point of view of the narrator, Jing-Mei. The narratoris looking back on one childhood experience that sticks out in her mind. It is good that the author of the story chose to tell the story from the point of view of the little Chinese girl because the reader is able to understand just how she felt about her relationship with her mother. Quite surprisingly for a flashback story, the details are quite in-depth. Towards the end of the story, Jing-Mei is able to realize just how much her mother had sacrificed and gone through just to get to America so that Jing-Mei could have a long and prosperous life... . There are many...
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Analysis and Research on Two Kinds by Amy Tan
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...Two Kinds by Amy Tan Amy Tan, a well-known and distinguished Chinese American who has written numerous best-selling books and novels for decades such as “Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”, “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” and “Saving Fish from Drowning,” exemplifies the belief and the traditional Chinese idea about America being the land of opportunity in the book, “Two Kinds.” The narrator of the story named Jing-Mei is a young girl who lives in San Francisco with her mother after she has recently emigrated from China after losing everything that she had and owned there during the Japanese invasion, including her home, her husband and her two... ?Jerry Ciacho April 24, Analysis and Research on Two...
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...Two kinds” by Amy Tan and “Who’s Irish?” by Gish Jen. America has always been a country, hospitably of which attract people from other countries. Being created by the colonists from Europe, the USA continues to build its power and superiority by hands of people arriving all over the world. Chinese community in the USA is one of the largest ethnic groups in the country - in 2008, Chinese Americans accounted approximately 3.7 million people. This is why it is not surprising that a large number of scientific researches as well as imaginative literature are devoted to the relations of two quite different peoples and two absolutely different cultures. A good... ? 14 April Comparison contrast essay The...
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Write an essay arguing that the mothers presented in I Stand Here Ironing, Everyday Use, and Two Kinds are either good or bad models for parenting. Support your point of view with additional articles from professional journals
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...Two Kinds” by Amy Tan are both good and bad models for parenting. The three stories how good parenting of mothers determines the destiny, personality, and careers of their daughters. In “I stand here ironing”, Tillie Olsen presents a mother who seems to only acknowledge one of her daughters. In "Two Kinds”, Amy Tan talks of a mother who does takes good care of her daughters while in “Everyday Use”, Alice Walker describes the favour a mother has between her two daughters. The three stories highly underscore the importance of a mother and hence prove... Mothers presented are good and bad models for parenting Mothers presented in “I stand here ironing” by Tillie Olsen,“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker and...
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Amy tan's; Two Kinds
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...Two Kinds “Two Kinds” is a beautiful story written by Amy Tan. It deals with the most complex relationships between a mother and a daughter, perhaps, between all mothers and daughters. The desire of a mother to see her daughter growing up to become some kind of a prodigy is a theme of universal interest. The place may vary, the social conditions may vary, and even the culture may be different. But, the basic maternal love and desire cannot be different. If a mother is not intelligent enough to study and understand the different kinds of pressures under...
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...Amy Tan's "Two Kinds". "My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America" (Tan, 2006, p. 1). Mother's belief in the American dream allowed her to risk... It has been said that life often imitates art. It is possible to see the influence our favorite actors and characters in all facets of our lives. Haircuts, clothing, and patterns of speech are just a few of the examples of life imitating art. Some people would argue that the exact opposite is true - art imitates life. Authors often use settings that are remarkably similar to places visited and create characters that are based on people they know. Such is the case when my acquaintance's husband, David, is compared with Mother in...
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Two Kinds and The Rocking Horse Winner: An Analysis
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...Two Kinds and The Rocking Horse Winner: An Analysis These two stories directly tackle the subject of parent-child relationships. With Two Kinds, the relationship was more aggressive and clear, unlike in The Rocking horse Winner where the parent-child relationship was more subtle. Perhaps this was because of the cultural differences of the authors: Amy Tan (Two Kinds) being a Chinese American, and DH Lawrence being an Englishman (Rocking Horse Winner). However, these differences make them more interesting to compare, as their family dynamics come to similar paths, somewhat, because of the intentions of both relationships. This analysis tackles the parent-child dynamic by comparing Tan’s... April 19, Two...
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Scar by Amy Tan
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...kinds of extraordinary things seem to be possible like ghost appearance. This is shown by the section where the story opens with An-mei's mother appearing as a ghost. This enables the readers to fully comprehend imagery which is another literary element depicted by Tan. Popo uses figurative language when she narrates to the children about ghosts, which steal brave little girls. Later, An-mei looks at her mother and sees like she is floating like the ghost form Popo’s story. The story is not only captivating but also an eye opener to moral values and traditions. Work Cited Tan, Amy. “Scar”. In Portable Legacies by Schmidt, Jan and Crockett, Lynne. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.2012. Print.... College:...
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Two Kinds, short story
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...Two Kinds” Jing-Mei’s mother lost her family in China which brought stiffness and harshness to her personality (Amy Tan). She had to face hard times, and then had to move from China to United States. She wanted her to do some extraordinary thing that would make her famous. She would make her see Ed Sullivan and Shirley Temple’s shows, and had her have a haircut just like Temple’s to give her the look of a famous personality. She would ask her questions difficult for her to answer, expecting that she would have the required talent. She wanted her to be as talented as any big star. She did not understand that her child may not have the required talent or ability to progress... Your full November 15, “Two...
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The relationship between mother and daughter in Amy Tans Two Kinds
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...Two Kinds” is the final installment of Amy Tan’s collection of stories d the Joy Luck Club; the book is segmented into four sections with and each of these holds an autonomous story (Becerra 1). Two Kinds is and examinations of the relationship between mothers and daughters and the complexities and conflicts that can ensure especially if both of them come from different backgrounds. The social cultural setting centers around a mother who was born and brought up in the pre-communist China but who is currently living in America and explicably alienated form her native culture. The daughter on the other hand is a child of American cultural environment and she is forced to maneuver... The short story; “Two...
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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...two generations and each fails to appreciate the viewpoints of the other. Works Cited Schmidt, Jan Zlotnik (Author) Crockett (Author) Portable Legacies (2nd Edition) Published 2012 -- pages 291- 295, ISBN-13: 978-0-495-90196-9 / 9780495901969 Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club Summary and Analysis Jing-mei Woo: Two Kinds Web:http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/joy-luck-club/ summary- analysis/ jing- mei-woo-two-kinds.html, Accessed on February 8, 2013... and getting a few pointers is just an excuse, for sprouting of the latent chess genius within him. An-mei gets extensive personal training from an inept teacher, and the outcome in the competition is on the expected lines—she plays...
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Two Kinds and Everyday Use
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...Two Kinds and Everyday Use The two short stories Two Kinds by Amy Tan and Everyday Use by Alice Walker are about the relationship between mother andher daughters. While Tan explores how the pressure of high expectation of a mother on her daughter forces the latter to rebel, Walker on the other hand shows the contrast between two daughters in the eyes of a mother. Both the stories tell about the influence that a mother has on her daughters. From another angle we can see the stark difference in regard to the relationship that a mother and her daughter shares in each story. In Everyday Use, we can see an African-American mother who is hardworking and has reared her two daughters by her own. She...
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Amy tan
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...Amy Tan describes how her mum had prepared her favorite meal during Christmas. The description is ironic since several years back; she was embarrassed by all the Chinese food her mum had prepared during Christmas dinner thinking it was better to prepare traditional American food. OTHER METHODS Paragraph 3 is a passage of pure description. Why does Tan linger over the food? What is the effect of this paragraph? Tan believed her traditional Chinese food was ugly and shouldn’t be given to guests. The description is funny and makes the reader laugh trying to picture the whole scenario of Tan’s mum preparing the food. Works Cited Tan, Amy. Fish Cheeks. New York: News Corporation. 1987. Print.... How does Tan ...
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Two Kinds and Everyday Use
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...TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES (Two Kinds and Everyday Use) ID number: of Human Resources of University (affiliation) Location of University: Date of Submission: February 04, 2014 Estimated Word Count = 681 (text only) Two Kinds (Cultural Differences) The short story by Amy Tan entitled “Two Kinds” perfectly illustrates the wide gap or the cultural differences between an immigrant mother and her native-born daughter in America. In this story, the mother is always haunted by her sad and tragic experience in China in which she lost everything she had – her home, her parents, her husband, and two twin daughters. It was such a bad experience she was fiercely determined to not suffer again the same fate... ...
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Mother by amy tan
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...Amy Tan en d Mother Tongue is typical of many households where improper English are used either as a mode of communication, endearment or intimacy. In the case of Amy Tan’s mother, her case might be that of a broken or fractured English which many people does not seem to fully understand. This has various repercussion from not getting a good service from her stockbroker to not being taken seriously or ignored by many people. Improper English however is not only limited to fractured or broken English but could also take in other forms such as the use of colloquial words or even made up words. The use of English however must be put in context just... Teacher Mother Tongue The gist of the essay of Amy...
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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan's own story. These two authors actually led the same bilingual lives and problems in different settings. That will definitely make for an interesting point of comparison later on. Points of Comparison 1. Both came from non English speaking homes 2. Both had parents whose grasp of the English language was quite weak. 3. Both overcame the odds in learning English in order to become successful in their chosen careers Possible Thesis Statements 1. The influence of non English speaking parents on first generation American children 2. Reasons why bilingualism is not a bad thing for children 3. English as a mother tongue does not need to be forced upon... ?Mother Tongue by Amy Tan I have chosen to use...
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Discussions: angelou and AMy tan
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...Amy’s Tan struggles with her only family rightfully added strength to her writing genius. Amy is the American born daughter of two Chinese immigrants. Amy perfectly struggled to cope with the discriminatory American environment. In addition, Amy rightfully recalls her mother unfavorably loved occultism. Further, Amy correctly adjusted to growing up with a suicidal mother. Amy’s mother could not adjust to the American environment. Amy correctly feels that the mother refused to adjust to the American environment. Consequently, Amy rightfully fears the mother could succeed in one of her suicide attempts. Furthermore, growing up in American soil... December 12, Angelou’s Heritage...
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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan in her novel, ‘Mother Tongue’ asserts that English has many variations and she has used ‘all the Englishes’ that she has grown up with. The myriad ways the English language has been used by different people, especially immigrant population has been ingenious because it helps them to adjust within their new environment. The word, ‘Englishes’ may sound very odd because as a language, it is distinct in its grammar, connotations, meaning, phrases etc. But with increasing immigrant population, the non English speaking population has evolved new variants within its grammar and phrases so that they can communicate with more ease. Indeed, the acclimatization process of immigrant population... ?Answer Amy ...
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Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan Outline Introduction Hook: It seems to be difficult for children to understand that it is pleasant to be a bright individuality. Thesis: For children it is first of all difficult to determine the degree their behavior should remain individual to. Paragraph 1: It is typical for teenagers not to understand the worth of individuality. Paragraph 2: Amy was ready to forget her traditions. Conclusion: it is rather difficult for children to understand the worth of individuality. Introduction The issue of individuality has always been one of the most worth-discussing. In school and in the family children are usually taught to keep their individuality and not to try to behave... Fish Cheeks by Amy...
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MOTHER TONGUE BY AMY TAN
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...AMY TAN Mother tongue, written by Amy Tan provides a of the forms of English languages adapted by different individuals during their migration to the United States of America and their adjustment to the American culture. The piece has a strong depiction of the Asian American struggles through the adaptation of the English language. From the essay, we learn about the initial encounters of Amy as a young girl. Her life was widely dependant of her knowledge in different languages that constituted of English. In the first part of the book, there is a clear explanation about her learning and use of the language. We get a clear picture about her school life from the second part along... MOTHER TONGUE BY AMY...
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The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
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...Tan weaves the two together in order to integrate oriental ideas and concepts within the western framework, as Hanegraaff (1996) found the typical New Age western mind doing. The idyllic picture postcard-like setting of Kwan's dreamland is used to contrast the chaotic San Francisco life. The Bishop's "previous life" is also replete with all the western notions of Orientalism - American missionaries, Chinese bandits, Hakkas of the Taiping Rebellion by the Christian convert, Hong Xiuan. The Christian missionary zeal is contrasted effectively with the Buddhist reincarnation theory (Ma, Sheng-mei, "Chinese and Dogs" in Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses... "The Hundred Secret Senses" by Amy Tan 2008 Amy Tan ...
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One Hundred Secret Sense - Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan Kwan’s relationship to the past has a radical influence on her outlook of the world in general and her perception of identity in particular. It is because of her Chinese origin that Kwan is not quite familiar with the American customs. Her lack of competence in the English language can also be attributed to Kwan’s relationship to her past. It is not just Kwan, but also many people of Chinese origin in such English-speaking countries as the US who cannot speak English in the true American accent, or according to the exact lexical and grammatical standards of English. Chinese culture and English culture are so inherently different from each other that it often takes... One Hundred Secret Sense -...
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The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan The novel The Kitchen God’s Wife is written by Amy Tan, a renowned of family themes specifically the relationship between mother and children. Her interest in the said subject can be traced to the trials and problems that her family encountered during her childhood. When she was born on February 19, 1952, her parents had already overcome one of the most difficult trial which is the trouble brought about by her mother’s abusive first husband and the separation from her 3 daughter whom she left in China. Because of the heartaches she had learned, she had difficulty accepting her heritage and instead loved American culture because her parents refer to her as An-mei... The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy...
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Introduction Amy Tan’s “The Joy luck club” was published in 1989 by G.P. Putnam’s sons, as the author presents the stories of four Chinese immigrants, while their daughters are born in America. As one of the mothers formed a club in China, the name of the book is reflected by this club nomenclature. The mothers try to share their past experiences with their daughters who have grown up in a different culture. While Suyuan Woo formed this club in China during the period of Japanese invasion, she continued the same, even after migrating to America. Amy Tan wrote the Joy luck Club, as she hoped... ? Running Head: The Joy Luck Club by Amy...
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Champions of the world by Maya Angelou and Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan Maya Angelou, the of Champions of the world and Amy and Tan the of Fish Cheeks, come from very different cultures. They both grew up as a minority group in the American culture. Tan and Angelou grew up during different times and in distinct cultures, yet they all faced problems of trying to fit into the American culture, as well as adapt to the new environment in which they found themselves. The two authors discuss the experience of being an outcast during the different periods and how cultural differences set them apart from other people. However, while Maya Angelou expresses the experience of alienation and outcast from a group point of view, Amy...  Champions of the world by Maya Angelou and...
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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan and Veil by Marjane Satrapi
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...two texts, ‘Mother Tongue’ by Amy Tan and ‘Veil’ by Marjane Satrapi, demonstrate the power of written and visual content and succeed in their fundamental objective of connecting with their readers. The literature often reflects the social changes and provokes readers to react or assimilate personal reflections. In fact the major criteria of texts and other media is to communicate thoughts, ideas and ideologies, perceptions or issues which need to be understood by others. In the given texts, the major claim of the authors is to highlight the main purpose of language that it is just a platform of effective communication of ideas and thoughts to the readers/ viewers. Language is and will always...
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Argument Analysis of Mother Tongue by Amy Tan
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...Amy Tan Mother tongue ed by Amy Tan reflects her personal rumination and assessment concerning “broken English” as opposed to Standard English. In her perspective, language “authorizes” people to become members of a specific society. Additionally, language is imperative for establishing and delineating the dimensions of one’s character. These thoughts never occurred to the authoress until she realised how she never spoke eloquently or rhetorically with her mother. Thereafter, she observed how her husband also overlooked her grammatically incorrect phrases due to their long matrimonial bond (Dong). This directed her attention towards the usage... English 9 May Argument Analysis of ‘Mother Tongue’ by Amy...
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...Two Kinds” by Amy Tan and “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, are always fascinating. Both the story will appeal any reader and I am not an exception either. The stories are fascinating because they set their readers into a world of wonderful dreams showcasing many possibilities for the impossible. “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan seemed fascinating for a wonderful story that envisages the ‘America dream’ in its truest essence, where a girl captivated with the Chinese immigration stature of her mother, dares to dream big in a platform that has space and scope for all. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates... ending of the story, it does not get...
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Which works of literature have been the common denominators of human experience through which human beings may recognize themselves, and converse with each other no matter how different their proffessions. I will list the works to pick from below
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...Two Kinds" by Amy Tan The events of the story “two kinds by Amy Tan” occurs in China town in 1950s and 1960s. The antagonist in the story tries to be her own mother who is trying to make Amy discover her concealed... Which works of literature have been the common denominators of human experience through which human beings may recognize themselves, and converse with each other no matter how different their professions. Proof by David Auburn Proof by David Auburn is a play set in Chicago that explains the life of a mathematical genius and his relationship with his children and friends. Robert was a mathematical genius who was mentally ill while his daughter Catherine was a college dropout and instead cho...
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The Chinese Story Two Kinds
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...Two Selected Stories Story Two Kinds" by Amy Tan This story has a nostalgicand bittersweet feel to it, and like all good stories, attempts to get a meaningful message across. The author narrates moments in the life of a young girl, Jing-Mei, who is the daughter of a Chinese immigrant mother who has great aspirations for her. The mother wants Jing-Mei to be a success in life, or as she puts it, "[] you can be prodigy, too. You can be best anything." (Tan 1) "Two Kinds" would make an excellent subject-matter for next semester's classes because of its clean, simple writing style and the purity of the imagery the author creates with her words. It is very... Aida Burzic 12-15-05 Eng-105-o33 Opinion Essay on...
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The critical analysis of the Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
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...Tan weaves the two together in order to integrate oriental ideas and concepts within the western framework, as Hanegraaff (1996) found the typical New Age western mind doing. The idyllic picture postcard-like setting of Kwan’s dreamland is used to contrast the chaotic San Francisco life. The Bishop’s “previous life” is also replete with all the western notions of Orientalism – American missionaries, Chinese bandits, Hakkas of the Taiping Rebellion by the Christian convert, Hong Xiuan. The Christian missionary zeal is contrasted effectively with the Buddhist reincarnation theory (Ma, Sheng-mei, "Chinese and Dogs" in Amy Tans The Hundred Secret Senses: Ethnicizing... The Hundred Secret Senses” by Amy Tan...
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Amy Tan: Mother Tongue
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Tan’s writing shows her deep love for her mother. Of all the forms of language which she discusses, it is her mother’s language which she truly loves and treasures. She emphatically declares that this is the language “that helped shape the way I saw things, expressed things, made sense of the world”. Tan’s love for her mother is so great, that she admits that her mother is the most crucial influence in her life and she views the world through the lens of this love. Tan’s love for her mother makes her resent the depiction of her mother’s English as “broken” or “fractured” and she vehemently defends her mother’s speech. To...
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Mother Tongue
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...two languages mentioned above. This language is full of memories and insider jokes that are never used behind the walls of our house. People who use their second language for communication often experience issues related to their imperfect knowledge of foreign language. Tan describes two situations of how her mother was the victim of bad attitude and ignorance because she did not know English well enough. Her mother was mistreated by other people because they had a difficulty to understand her speech. Moreover, her imperfect expressions made them think that she was not intelligent. In fact, she read various kinds of literature in English and knew many things, but her... Mother Tongue by Amy Tan In the...
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Analysis on the Story Two Kinds
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...Amy Tan’s Two Kinds, and her family settled in the United States because of her mother’s belief that they will be better off in America than in China. Her mother believed that they can start a new life in America. They went to America after her mother lost everything in China... . This indicates that her mother believed that America was an escape from disillusion, frustration, misery and death. America was freedom, hope and dreams fulfilled. But this didn’t happen with Jing Mei. Her life in America was full of sadness, frustrations and tension. Two Kinds was a story that dealt mother and daughter relationship. But more than that, it shows us how our social...
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Mother/Daughter Relationships in Literature
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...Two Kinds' Amy Tan (1989) In both stories, the mothers' perceptions and values differed from their daughters', with more than the universal mother/daughter relationship problems, such as arguments and rebelliousness. Race, personal history, education and differences between Black American, Chinese, and mainstream American experiences added to the conflicts. Both Suyuan (Tan, 1989) and Mama (Walker, 1973) identified strongly with their cultural heritage, while June (Jing Mei) and Dee appeared to reject this. The essay will first examine Alice Walker's Everyday Use... The Impact of Traditional Cultural Values and Perceptions in Mother/Daughter Relationships in: 'Everyday Use' Alice Walker (1973) and...
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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan
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 Lastly, the essay tells of how she got into many problems as a result of the way her mother spoke English.Lastly, the essay tells of how she got into many problems as a result of the way her mother spoke English. In my opinion, it is easy to use many different languages with different people without even realizing it (Tan 2). For example, it is easy to speak proper English with people who speak proper and correct English. The author has done a great a job at showing the readers this fact. This is through showing us that when she spoke with her mother, English language was usually broken and simpler. She could not even understand the difference herself until her friends told her how her...
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The Joy Luck Club (novel)
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...Amy Tan tends to be the story of four women who had immigrated to America from China and the issues and conflicts they have with their four Chinese-America daughters. Jing-mei and Waverly happen to be two important characters in the story, being the daughters of Suyuan Woo and Lindo respectively. The irony is that irrespective of their disparate personalities and talents, the predicament of Jing-mei and Waverly tends to be similar in many ways. Both Jing-mei and Waverly happen to be the daughters of the women who have high expectations of their daughters and do not hesitate... of the English of the Concerned 7 August The Joy Luck Club- Jing-mei (June) and Waverly The novel The Joy Luck Clubwritten by...
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Strengths and Limitations of Two Different Kinds of Biography
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...Two Different Kinds of Biography Southey's Life of Nelson and Strachey's portrait of Dr Arnold are manifestly two different kinds of biography. Southey wished[s] to produce the 'eulogy' of a great national hero as a manual for the young sailor(and every patriotic or adventurous person) to treasure up "in his memory and in his heart" and he hoped to achieve this through a faithful account of Nelson's 'actions.' [ as a training manual for young sailors {Thesis: this is much too narrow an audience. Southey was not writing just for sailors but for a whole nation.} and he hopes to achieve this through a faithful account of Nelson's actions.] Strachey declares a subtler... Strengths and Limitations of Two...
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...Two Kinds The Lesson and Two Kinds are two of the unique stories in the textbook, Exploring Literature: Writing and Arguing About Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay (Madden 2012). Written by Toni Cade Bambara and Amy Tan respectively, each story delivers a message through the protagonists, who suffer the pressures of society they are confronting as they grow up. These stories generate a moment of self-reflection and contemplation regarding one’s own life, career, goals and relationships. One considers himself privileged to be surrounded by one’s family and friends because he knows... that they will be the first ones to support him in trouble. Similarly there is always a sense...
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Literary Analysis
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...Amy Tan are dedicated to language barrier of Asian American within English-speaking society. The writers belong to American-born generation, which has come across the problem of bilinguals. Having moved in a foreign country, their parents tried to preserve national language and culture within the limits of their own families. Knowledge of English allowed Asian American children to realize themselves, but created a generation gap between them and their parents. Multiple layers of English language create different socio-cultural context for every generation; thus, they are separated in spite... rules and treats Mrs. Tan improperly only because they lack of time to find a lost...
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Group Processes Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric
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...Tan, 2006). The mothers are trying to instil the spirit of Chinese culture to their daughter but are hard for them to follow the Chinese culture as it look inferior compared to American culture, which looked modern and superior (Tan, 2006). Marriage The most important element in Chinese culture exemplified in story in Joy Luck Club is marriage, obedient, and the relationship between the date of birth and fate. The aspect of obedient is brought when the author said that two kinds of daughter exist, the daughters who are obedient and the daughter who... Identity in Joy Luck Club Summary In his Novel, Army Tan creates a story about Chinese mothers (Suyuan,, Ying ying, Ann and Lindo) and daughters....
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Susan Glaspells conflict and identity
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...Two Kinds Conflict and Identity. At first reading, Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles,” Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” and John Steinbeck’s “Chrysanthemums” do not have much in common. Glaspell’s play deals with a wife’s murder of her husband and the analysis of innocence and guilt; Tan’s autobiographical account is a coming-of-age story of a Chinese immigrant girl and the mother-daughter relationship; Steinbeck’s short story is based on a woman’s life on an isolated Western ranch and her struggle for self-expression. However, a closer reading reveals several similarities in the pieces, which all have feminist underpinnings. The focus of all three writings is the exploration... of their lives. Minnie Wright is...
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Amy Winehouse
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...two albums into her career, which was derailed by substance abuse including drugs and alcohol and having bad choices. He describes Amys song Rehab from the album Back to Black as being prophetic, insolent and savvy. The song won her a Grammy award but may not be the best song in the album. He writes that Back to Black would have made the foundation for a maturing catalog if its circumstances were better. He says that she could not bring herself to notice its potential. He describes her performances as being erratic. From her photos and videos, she appeared stumbled, bleeding and taking drugs. She was arrested and fined... Insert Amy Winehouse Synopsis and early career Amy Winehouse born in London,...
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3 stories for research paper
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...Amy Tan with her “Two Kinds” narrative, and Lacy M... full Three Stories (an English research paper) 30 November Introduction The world of literature whether autobiographical or fictional is a mirror of life. It is in literature that people can find the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of all the previous generations and in this regard literature serves both as a lesson for life and also entertainment. In the next pages, three stories are discussed to illustrate this perspective and how the authors had used literature to advance their own ideas about how people should live their lives. The three authors are famous in their own right and they are Ernest Hemingway in “Hills Like White Elephants,” Amy Tan...
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Tan Dun
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...Tan dun, a talented composer and conductor, was born in 1957 in the Hunan province of China Tan Dun While growing up, Tan was interested in therituals and ceremonies of his village shamans and took to playing music with what ever he could find, like rocks, sticks, and water. Such activities being frowned upon, he was sent to work in a government rice plantation. Even there he didn’t lose touch with music and involved the peasants in playing with simple pots and pans. Later he had the great opportunity to go to Beijing where he studied at the Central Conservatory of Music gaining a sense of music and its beauty (“Tan Dun”)....
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Synthesis-Response: Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie and Eric Liu
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Amy Tan and Eric Liu belong to Chinese immigrant families, living in America. Sherman Alexie is a Spokane who grew up in an area reserved for the members of Spokane community. All three of them grew in an environment influenced by a culture which was far different from their own culture. In an alien culture, they struggle to preserve their individuality and cultural identity. Initially, they try to assimilate themselves into the American culture but later they realize that they are not comfortable with their new identity. Their struggle is a reflection of their desire to preserve their cultural identity while living in a multicultural society. In her short novel “Mother Tongue”,...
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