This reflects the strength of a woman, and portrays someone embrace her feminine sexuality to attract a lover. The punishment was not the raid inflicted by the villagers, but the family’s deliberately forgetting the “No name woman”.
‘White Tigers’ story talks of Fa Mu Lan, a woman worrier who took her father’s place in a battle. After the end of the battle, she goes back to serve her people and families.Kingston, borne at the middle of World War II, learnt from her mother’s stories that all the white people around was ghosts. This created fear of the non - Chinese people in her. Later on “At the western palace”, when Brave Orchid is at the airport waiting for her sister from Hong Kong, she describes all the non-Chinese people at the airport as “ghosts”. This story shows the division of people in their races.
In the last chapter - “A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe”, the writer talks of the cutting of the tongue so that she could speak any language. This gives her advantage to suite in any community and overcome any challenges. Ghosts, in the “Warrior Woman”, refer to both Americans and Chinese, people and animals, whether living or dead. The important facet of the ghosts is that they change depending on the point of view. Across the novel, the writer tries to put across the importance of women in the society, how they are neglected and the many challenges they face in the