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Fitting into society is not the easy way
Fitting into society is not the easy way
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... Culture: A different Experience People face a number of challenges when exposed to some other culture. These challenges let the people learnnew things and enhance their ability to survive in that new environment. The cultural changes allow the people change their opinions about other cultures. These changes sometimes expose the hidden realities and qualities of people as described by Amy Tan in “Mother Tongue”. This post would further describe events and changes occurred as I entered into a new culture i.e. The American culture. I shifted from my home country, China, to The USA. The way of living, traditions and values of America were different from my home country. At first, I found it difficult an...
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Language of the future generation
Language of the future generation
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... Language of the Future Generation The 21st century is rather surprising and unusual. It is full of a variety of technical innovations, discoveries in the field of various sciences, advanced things around us. All these aspects develop humanity, help them to dominate the world and be in the spotlight. Man struggling to explore the planet and to use all the gifts that it offers him. We create convenience for modern life and improving them for the future generations. All these things are very important for the human race. But sometimes we forget about the one main thing - the language. The language is an essential component for each person, because thanks to it we communicate and develop, gain...
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The Nature Of The Human Genius
The Nature Of The Human Genius
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... Nature Of The Human Genius Throughout the course of history, there have been countless cases of extraordinary human beings whose inventions, thoughts, findings, hypothesis and theories have changed the world. People have been awed by the way their mind works, casting them off as superior intelligence, being one in a million. With the likes of Einstein, Aristotle, Galileo and Da Vinci amidst examples, most would often agree that these were people who were born with astonishing abilities. (Hart 8) They had something in them that set them apart from the rest, giving them a certain distinction. It is a rather simple statement with a lot of truth bound to it. Geniuses are, in fact, born and not created....
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THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP IS A VEHICLE FOR THE AUTHOR TO EXPLORE LARGER HISTORICAL OR NATIONAL OR CULTURAL TENSIONS. WITH REFRENCE TO TWO TEXTS EXPLORE THE EXTEND TO WHICH THIS RELATIONSHIP GIVES VOICE TO ONE LARGER TENSION
THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP IS A VEHICLE FOR THE AUTHOR TO EXPLORE LARGER HISTORICAL OR NATIONAL OR CULTURAL TENSIONS. WITH REFRENCE TO TWO TEXTS EXPLORE THE EXTEND TO WHICH THIS RELATIONSHIP GIVES VOICE TO ONE LARGER TENSION
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... MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP IS A VEHICLE FOR THE TO EXPLORE LARGER HISTORICAL OR NATIONAL OR CULTURAL TENSIONS." By Course University City Date The relationship between a daughter and mother has been a complex affair especially with the development of Technology. The relationship is clearly demonstrated by Amy Tan in The Joy Luck club and Maxine Hong Kinston in The Woman Warrior. Amy Tan explores the life of four women who migrate from China to America. In the book Suyuan Woo talks about "The Joy Luck Club" –an organization started by Chinese women during the perilous times of Second World War, where they were taught "to desire nothing, to swallow other peoples misery, and to eat (their) own bitter...
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Parent and Child Relationship in Four Modern Short Stories in English
Parent and Child Relationship in Four Modern Short Stories in English
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... and Child Relationship in Four Modern Short Stories in English Introduction The relationship existing between a parent and a child could be unpredictable in a way that they become intensely affected with personal issues surrounding them. In the end, however, they end up having a close relationship. Their differences and the protective nature of mothers often make the relationship more complicated as it should. In the four stories--"Half and Half," "Woman Hollering Creek," "Where are you Going, Where Have you Been?" and "Everyday Use"-- show an atypical parent-child relationship tainted with life's consequences. The parental love portrayed in all four stories is based on culture and personal...
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Two Kinds and Everyday Use
Two Kinds and Everyday Use
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... 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 by striving ...
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Essay 1
Essay 1
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... “Mother Tongue” The of the story Mother Tongue, Amy Tan, critically uses this idealistic story to vividly explainhow the power of language has affected many people in the overall society. Tan also clearly tries to point out how cultural discrimination has affected the services or attention that people are given. However, Tan does not specifically point out racism, neither does she show any anger when she tries to show how language can affect the services offered to someone. More importantly, Tan brings the reader into attention on how being an immigrant in the United States can affect someone’s decisions or how it could affect how well they can handle daily or routine circumstances. More...
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Group Processes Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric
Group Processes Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric
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... in Joy Luck Club Summary In his Novel, Army Tan creates a story about Chinese mothers (Suyuan,, Ying ying, Ann and Lindo) and daughters. (Wavely, Lena, Jane and Rose) The story accounts for the pain and suffering during their life as Chinese-American. Suyuan woo the teller of the story gave the experience of the daughters during their stay in America. The mother talks about their daughters who were born and grew up in America. As a result their Chinese heritage became eroded by the American culture heritage. The daughters clearly show a gap in culture between the Chinese heritage and American culture. The mothers wanted their daughter to follow the Chinese tradition, daughters followed America...
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The Chinese Story Two Kinds
The Chinese Story Two Kinds
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... Essay on Two Selected Stories Story 1: “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan This story has a nostalgic and 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 easy to picture the scenes descr...
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Literacy Narrative
Literacy Narrative
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... 7 September Assignment English is a language that is dominant all over the world and more than half of the world is aware of the language,making it one of the most spoken languages to conduct any sort of business or affair in. It is, thus, very important to understand and learn the language, especially if one has to study in an English speaking country. There are many countries around the world where English is not spoken or considered to be an official language, however, it is imperative and important to know the same because knowing the language helps an individual to open up to a whole new culture, a great deal of literature, as well as meet new people and interact with them. Furthermore,...
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Perception of the power of language
Perception of the power of language
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... Perception of the Power of Language The development of language as a means of communication has enhanced the growth of culture all over the world. Language facilitated the replacement and expression of behavior with concrete and concise messages. As noted by (Broom and Selznick 1977), one of education’s objectives is “transforming a heterogeneous and potentially divided community into one bound together by a common language”. However, the ways of communication using traditional verbal means are often insufficient to transcend cultural barriers. There is always this tendency to misinterpret messages due to cultural variances. The power of language therefore depends on an individual’s perception...
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Film Analysis - The Joy Luck Club - Prajakta Kanegaonkar
Film Analysis - The Joy Luck Club - Prajakta Kanegaonkar
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... Analysis - The Joy Luck Club – Prajakta Kanegaonkar Who can define culture in its exact sense!! Every person carries his or her culture, valuesand nationality in the heart only to take it with them everywhere. They always add it to the culture around them and get added in return. It is very tough for the first generation which migrates to a new country, to adjust, to comply and to understand, follow the new rules of a new society. However it is easier for the second generation as they are born and brought up in the new country as if it is their own. Going ahead this becomes a major point of clash between the two generations, none comprehending and understanding other’s view point. For the women in...
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Eveline and Scar
Eveline and Scar
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... Compare and Contrast Essay on Eveline and Scar Compare and Contrast Essay on Eveline and Scar Scar is a short story by Amy Tan who predominantly dealt with mother daughter relationships. Apart from short stories, Tan has a number of bestselling novels to her credit. Her dedication to form a thoughtful generation is evident from her involvement in encouraging young children to write. The second story Eveline was written by Joyce, James who was thought to be one of the most accomplished English writers. Being born and brought up in a middle class Irish family at Dublin, his fictional works flourished on the beautiful backgrounds of his hometown. Eveline is a story which emphasizes on the importance of ...
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A Soldiers Story
A Soldier's Story
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... Reviews Order No: 286700 20988 A Soldier's Story (1984) 'A Soldier's Story' directed by Norman Jewison, has a story and screenplay written by Charles Fuller with a very interesting tagline that says, "Alone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder...and the truth is a story you won't forget." The genre of this movie is mystery entwined with drama against a backdrop of war. The story begins in the small town of Tynen, Louisiana, where a black master sergeant is found dead having been shot right outside the local army base and an investigation into this murder case is called for. "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) directed by Wayne Wang, who had based the film ...
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The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
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... The Joy Luck Club was a Hollywood movie that truly showcased Asian culture. It presented Asians as three-dimensional complex characters. They were real people, not simply the stereotype. It's these kinds of movies that make Asians feel that Hollywood values and respects their culture. And because of this, is Hollywood changing its' perception on Asian culture I don't think so. Asians are a Minority in TV and Film Industry We cannot deny that Asians are a cultural minority in Hollywood TV and film industry. In most films, unless the show is about Asians, you can hardly see any Asians in the cast. There is at the most only one Asian actor out of ten. And the Asian cast barely gets the top part. Unless...
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Style sheets for 4 different writers (Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Pedro Pietri, Frank Chin)
Style sheets for 4 different writers (Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Pedro Pietri, Frank Chin)
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... STYLE SHEETS FOR 4 DIFFERENT Lynda Barry (How is she award? Would adults believe her Lynda Barry is an and an American cartoonist. She is known for her comic strip Ernie Pooks Comeek which was published weekly. Her attention grew when her novel which was illustrated The Good Times are Killing Me in 1988 was released. It was about an interracial relationship between two young girls. Linda Jean Barry at the age of 12, changed her name to Lynda was born at Wisconsin and settled there. She is mixed race between Filipino and white. She also gains her respect and fully entitled to all the fame and awards she was given because of her wide range of her literary work which included comics, books, novels, w...
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To whom should I listen
To whom should I listen
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... Traditions And Life Choices: A Personal Inquiry I am from Saudi Arabia and an international living in America and I have also lived in England. I am a Muslim, still close to my traditions, but I allow myself to pick up and learn from other traditions in the world that make sense to me and improve me socially, personally and spiritually. I am a person who treads the middle path (like Budha said), when it comes to culture, traditions and beliefs. I try not to lose my faith and beliefs and never to become a hateful person who do not accept differences. I have picked up many traditions from my culture back home and also left many of them because they do not make sense and will not improve me. I have...
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Sexual Orientation Case Study
Sexual Orientation Case Study
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... Head: Sexual Orientation…. Topic: Sexual Orientation Case Study Order#: 320499 Topic: Sexual Orientation Case Study Introduction: Men will like this movie, and the women will love it. That is the difference between the male and the female-- the matter of fact beings, and the emotional ones! Tears are just a few drops of water for men and for women it is the emotional outpouring. Sexism is a universal problem with all cultures. For the woman protecting her sex-life and identity, it is a major challenge...
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My Proficiency in English
My Proficiency in English
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... My Proficiency in English Bilingual speakers have a great understanding of their new cultures and they are able to interact effectively with individuals from the foreign region. Speaking a different language enables an individual to gain communicative competence, therefore, emphasizing the role of circumstances and context under which language is used appropriately and accurately. Speaking a second language equips individuals with important skills that are required in a new-culture environment. Learning a second language contributes towards learning cultural practices of the community that speaks the specific language. Without a hint of doubt, English is a fascinating language – a language that, in...
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Shopping as an American Culture Value
Shopping as an American Culture Value
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... Shopping: The Cultural Value 'Consumerism' and the American Way of Life Culture may be defined as how a society developed ways of life that pass down through generations. These ways include skills, values, laws, habits, patterns of thought, institutions and so on, that go to make up the norms of the culture. Class, status, gender and ethnicity are given meanings within these norms. Values are an intrinsic and important part of any culture's beliefs and attitudes. They become absorbed into the mindset of the society, and inform both individual and group behavior. This essay will examine the cultural 'values' of commercialism, materialism and shopping in American society, using factual and...
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Theory paper
Theory paper
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... Development Theories Kimberly Kipp Cal of San Marcos February 20, Lifespan Development Theories Psychosocial Development Theory by Erik Erikson Part A Psychosocial development theory was advanced by Erik Erikson. In this theory, the author suggests that a normal human being develops from infancy to late adulthood through eight stages. The eight stages are each distinct and are marked by observable behaviors and psychological development that determine an individual’s identity. Although Psychosocial Development Theory is majorly accredited to Erikson, the actual work was done in collaboration with his wife. When he later died, his wife proposed another ninth stage of development. However, Erickson’s p...
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Research Paper comparing three texts
Research Paper comparing three texts
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... Theme Literature always deals with the conflicts in the mind of the human being, along with the torments, collapse, and their subsistence itself. When a piece of literature makes known the totality of the human race, only we can say that it is of merit. The stories like ‘Recitatif’ by Tony Morrison , Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin, A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tam are thus boast about a common theme in which the characters struggle to find out their own roles in life. The stories stand unique in the theme. The stories try to liberate human minds from the tangles of interpersonal conflicts. The characters strive hard to reach their origin through self awareness and individuality. Thus the stories...
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American Ethnic Literature
American Ethnic Literature
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... American Literature: In Search of Identity In the US, 'ethnic' is generally understood as a blanket term to include all communities and races that lie outside the ambit of the founding European communities of the country, mainly the Anglo-Protestants and the French Catholics. Since a strand of racial identity is integral to an understanding of this group, it is also primarily the 'non-white' communities in the US. As such African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics and the Native Americans, all are 'ethnic' groups: groups comprising people who are not European in origin, or white in color; either or both. Based on the same logic, migrant groups that have reached America after the end of the World...
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Personal Mastery and Effective Team Learning
Personal Mastery and Effective Team Learning
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... mastery is a term that is commonly used but is not well understood by many people. Some conceptualize the term as expertise that an individual gains through performing a task regularly. Others view it as a quality that belongs to the elite in education and management. Team learning is also a significant concept in organizations, and is credited for the success of many firms that use the teamwork approach towards accomplishment of workplace tasks. This paper presents a critique of personal mastery and team learning. It highlights some characteristics of the two concepts as they apply in the lives of individuals and organizations. Personal Mastery Personal mastery was viewed by Peter Senge as a cr...
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Good for Grades, Hapiness, Writing, and Multicultural Citizenship
Good for Grades, Hapiness, Writing, and Multicultural Citizenship
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... 11 February Reading: Good for Grades, Happiness, Writing, and Multicultural Citizenship Star Trek did not help me love reading. I did not enjoy science fiction and non-fictional stories that much. Jung would have loved Star Trek’s archetypes, but the story just did not strike me as appealing in any way. Non-fiction seems to be too historical for me, and sometimes, the writing can be a tad boring. Then, I discovered suspense thrillers by Dean Koontz and P.J. Tracy and I was smitten. I loved the rounded characters and scintillating plots. I finally loved the written word, the word that was trapped in a web of mysteries and conspiracies. After discovering my love for reading suspense thrillers, I...
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Two Kinds and The Rocking Horse Winner: An Analysis
Two Kinds and The Rocking Horse Winner: An Analysis
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... April 19, 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 and ...
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Amy Tans Fish Cheeks
Amy Tans Fish Cheeks
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... Tan’s “Fish Cheeks” Is fitting into another culture worth the effort? There exists the risk of losing one’s identity in the quest of gaining acceptance. The contrast between individuality and the preference that one has in life always presents a conflict. The crisis arises when one has to sacrifice their own identity to fit into a separate culture. Amy Tan’s “Fish Cheeks” explores the issue of identity and the conflict one has with themselves, family, and friends, as they try to fit into the society. Although Tan has both Chinese and American descent, she despises her own culture and prefers the American lifestyle. The choice of retaining one’s identity presents considerable debate. Tan sees hersel...
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The relationship between mother and daughter in Amy Tans Two Kinds
The relationship between mother and daughter in Amy Tans Two Kinds
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... The short story; “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...
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Amy Tans Two Kinds
Amy Tan's Two Kinds
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... 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 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 an...
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Culture, Social Status and Identity in Viramontes The Months and Tans Rules of the Game
Culture, Social Status and Identity in Viramontes' The Months and Tan's Rules of the Game
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... 20 June Culture, Social Status, and Identity in Viramontes’ “The Moths” and Tan’s “Rules of the Game” People are social beings, who crave to belong to their society, but not all people think this way. In Viramontes’ “The Moths” and Tan’s “Rules of the Game,” two girls defy pre-existing social and cultural beliefs about womanhood and self-identity. The narrative of “The Moths” is in the first person and she is a Hispanic, who prefers her grandmother’s company to the rest of the world’s. Waverly in “Rules of the Game” is Chinese American, who discovers her chess-playing skills. This paper compares and contrasts the plot, setting, and characters of these short stories. These stories are the same...
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Susan Glaspells conflict and identity
Susan Glaspells conflict and identity
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... “Trifles,” “Chrysanthemums” and “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...
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Theme
Theme
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... Themes in “The Joy Luck Club” Essay In the novel “The Joy Luck Club” written by Tan, the character of Ying-ying St. Claire was proffered in Chapter 4, entitled the Moon Lady and in Chapter 14, Waiting Between the Trees. Her character in the novel was ingenuously depicted by Tan as transcending from a spoiled, lively and stubborn girl to being perceived as having lost her identity and strength due to life’s trials and vicissitudes and was thereby regarded as a totally restrained person who kept her silence for a long time. The theme applicable to her story is the importance of developing a strong sense of one's own identity and personal strength, despite challenges and difficulties in life. The essay ...
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Most important emelnts in a relationship
Most important emelnts in a relationship
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... Elements in a Relationship There are many ways that a social relationship can form and build to be happy and successful. While these ways are numerous, the construction of these relationships tend to be lengthy and tedious; their strength is built over time and their success is dependent on effort. Unfortunately, it takes even less time, less effort, and fewer elements to make a good relationship fail and the parties to become unhappy with one another. Amy Tan’s Half and Half and Irwin Shaw’s The Girls in Their Summer Dresses divulge into many concepts of what elements construct good relationships and what elements can bring them crashing down. In Half and Half, the relationship between Rose and Ted ...
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The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
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... (June May) Woo - The barriers between Chinese and American culture and the difficulty of shifting between cultures  The life story told by Jing-mei Woo raises the issue of a linguistic and cultural barrier that exists between each Chinese immigrant mother and their American born daughters, and the difficulty of overcoming them, in order to establish healthy family relations. Her narrative also serves as a bridge between the two generations of story tellers, and she provides voices for both herself and her recently deceased mother, Suyuan. She wonders: “What will I say? What can I tell them about my mother? I don’t know anything. She was my mother. The aunties are looking at me as if I had become...
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Journals
Journals
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... Journals Journal In writing, word selection is a quality that I count as my biggest strength since it allows me to avoid superfluous writing. In addition, I am strong in organizing my work in a logical flow that presents the information to the reader in a simple approach that was easy to understand. Moreover, creativity is a character that I count as strength in writing. In effect, I can easily write on any topic on different subjects. On the other hand, my main weakness in writing is a tendency to believe things easily, which is excessive credulity. In this case, I fail to conduct in-depth research on a topic and rely on the information that was readily available. This makes me provide my readers...
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Influence of language
Influence of language
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... 26 September Influence of Language (Tan) does not consider herself a language scholar, but draws upon her fascinations that made her a potential writer. Tan asserts that she appreciates the way writing helps preserve imaginations and ideas. While discussing the power of language, Tan reflects back at her speech that she made in front of a large group about her writing skills, her life and her book. Having delivered the same speech six times before this, Tan had memorized it and it was coming out pretty much the same until she noticed how different she was in her manner of the speech in front of the public than she is in her home when she talks to her mom. The language was much more formal than she...
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Struggles of adolecents
Struggles of adolecents
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... In, While Standing Out: The Struggles of Adolescents Adolescents exist in that sensitive stage of their lives, when they are still forming their identities, while also asserting their individualities. Minority adolescents, in particular, have their distinct challenges, especially when situated in the context of race and gender. Three stories explore the various struggles of adolescents: Toni Morrison’s 1922, Amy Tan’s Half and Half, and Alice Walker’s Everyday Use. In all three stories, adolescents struggle with the complex process of fitting in enough, but still standing out to some extent, so that they can freely express who they are, specifically as they are victimized by their gender and racial ...
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The Joy Luck Club (novel)
The Joy Luck Club (novel)
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... Joy Luck Club: Jing-mei vs Waverly Jing-mei is, in a way, the novel’s main character while Waverly is one of the characters of daughters. Structurally, the narratives presented by Jing-mei help connect the storytellers from two generations since she not only has to speak for herself, but also has to speak on behalf of her deceased mother in the first and the fourth section of the novel; “I am to replace my mother, whose seat at the mah jong table has been empty since she died two months ago” (Tan 19). Unlike Jing-mei, Waverly’s narrative represents only the younger generation of the narrators since she has her mother Lindo to speak for herself. In China, Jing-mei finds a new side to herself that...
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Why is Jing-Mei Woo the Protagonist of the Joy Luck Club
Why is Jing-Mei Woo the Protagonist of the Joy Luck Club
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... 12 July Jing-mei is the protagonist of the story The Joy Luck Club There is a lot of evidence to justify Jing-mei’s consideration as the main character of The Joy Luck Club. The narratives Jing-mei makes essentially connect the successive generations of storytellers. In her speech, Jing-mei discusses Suyuan, who is her deceased mother along with herself. The character of Jing-mei can also be perceived as a bridge between China and America. This can be estimated from the immense arousal of emotions in her on her way back to China. She repents having ignored her mother whom, she feels so related to while traveling to China. It is nobody else but Jing-mei who makes her half-sisters aware of what...
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Rhetorical Analysis of a Language
Rhetorical Analysis of a Language
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... Comparison of Baldwin and Tan articles There is a time and place for everything and this runs true in the use of language. According to both Baldwin and Tan, language defines the person who is speaking, and gives the listener opportunity to create impressions and make judgments. However, each author presents their point of view in a different way. Baldwin uses examples from recent years to support his point, whereas Tan makes some of the same points from a more emotional perspective; the relationship with her mother. The choice to use a certain appeal should depend on the topic discussed. It seems appropriate to appeal to another's emotional sense when referring to something like art, or music, even ...
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English (rough draft )
English (rough draft )
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... Huang CAT 125 TA: Leah Cluff Two-wheeled Rebellion and Education Unlike most here who are enjoying their time in UCSD, I still have some apprehensions about the wisdom of studying here. I saw many wide-eyed freshmen walking around the campus during the first week of the semester and there was no way I considered myself to be like them even if I was a newbie too. Not that I could see a reflection of my nonchalant self in car windows, glass walls, and washroom mirrors. I just had this feeling deep within that I was out of place, something that reminds me of how I felt when I first saw my Mom leaving me on my first day in kindergarten. The difference then is that I was apprehensive about being away ...
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Reading response
Reading response
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... Story Response Do the cultural differences between the immigrant mother and the Americanized daughter intensify theirstruggle? Mixed up in two relatively strong cultures, Chinese and American cultures, the mother and the daughter are in constant struggle. The mother had left China after losing her husband and two of her children and headed to America in search of a better life. The mother wanted an improved life for her Americanized daughter whom she forced to jump from one prodigy to the next in search of a befitting one. Additionally, the mother wants the daughter to uphold the Chinese culture by becoming a Chinese Shirley Temple. As such, the daughter is forced to watch significantly many Shirley ...
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Comparison (similarities) of two characters in two short stories - 850 word essay w/thesis statement
Comparison (similarities) of two characters in two short stories - 850 word essay w/thesis statement
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... Comparison (similarities) of two characters in two short stories Thesis: The major similarities in the character of the mother in both the stories are their courage and resilience shown in a hostile and challenging environment. Introduction The plot of both Amy Tan’s, “Rules of the Game” and Alice Walker’s, “Everyday Use” are so riveting and keeps the reader engaged all the time. The basic outline of both the stories remains the same irrespective of the background and plot differences thus allowing us to compare and analyze the similarities between the characters of the stories. The critical similarity between the two characters, Meimei’s mother and Dee’s mother, is their stubborn neglect to become s...
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Parents, Children and Family
Parents, Children and Family
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... Children and Family Section One A family is a group of people connected through birth or circumstances, such as adoption, marriage or otherfamilial bonds. It takes love to make a family. Love, though sometimes misdirected, is the best of all intentions. When family members love each other, there is hope for the family’s future. In Two Kinds, the mother and daughter have a complex relationship. This relationship is based on the mother, Suyuan Woo’s, expectations for the daughter, Jing-mei’s, life. Because of the tragedies in Suyuan Woo’s life, she foists her dreams upon her daughter. In the story, Jin-mei interpreted her mother’s wishes as the following, “My mother believed you could be anyth...
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Critical Literacy Narrative
Critical Literacy Narrative
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... Literacy Narrative I am a Chinese. I was born in China and so Chinese happens to be my mother tongue. Although Chinese seems like a complicated language to the outsiders, yet we, the Chinese, find this to be the easiest language. I believe every person can say so for their native language, whether it is Chinese or not. We find comfort learning and speaking our native language because this is the first language we learn. We see everybody speaking that language right from the initial stages of our life. The first thoughts, impressions, and languages of the native language become imprinted on our minds and so it becomes the easiest language for us. As a Chinese person, learning English was not easy for ...
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Hunter S. Thompson and American Counter culture
Hunter S. Thompson and American Counter culture
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... S. Thompson and American Counter culture The purpose of this discussion is to examine the work and style of the late Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson was the epitome of the American counter culture and began the wave known as new journalism. Thompson is also responsible for Gonzo journalism. This paper examines Thompson's style and the birth of Gonzo. In addition Tom Wolfe, William Bouroughs and a list of other writers credited in the new journalism category are discussed. The notion of American counter culture is investigated in detail along with Thompson's works and his illustrious career. The purpose of the discussion is to answer the question 'is Hunter S. Thompson a representative of the Ameri...
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Compare Themes and Characters in Stand by Me and Two Short Stories
Compare Themes and Characters in Stand by Me and Two Short Stories
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... Compare Themes and Characters in Stand by Me and Two Short Stories The common themes that will be examined in these three stories are coming of age, danger, adventure, and mystery. The longest, and therefore most complex and well-developed story is the movie Stand by Me. The evidence of coming of age in this story is that the boys defy parental authority, take on a secret and depressing mission (finding and then reporting the location of the body of a missing boy) ostensibly to gain local fame, and in so doing risk retaliation by a group of older boys who originally found the body. Along the way they must rely on their own resourcefulness, subjecting themselves to the dangers listed above, as well...
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Personal Narrative Essay
Personal Narrative Essay
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... The English in My Life English is my second language, I cannot brag having a complete know how of the language. I cannot offer anyone more than an opinion in relation to English as a language and its disparities among diverse cultures. I can truly state that I have never loved writing. I have spent most of my time jotting down notes in my notebook. My writing is inspired by the mockery from my classmates in my school, ninth grade. My classmates who had English as their first language mocked me for my “terrible” English. They were very fluent in expressing their feelings. On one occasion, I asked to the teacher, "I was want to learn how was a conjunction’s used for a sentences". In my question to th...
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Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Chinese Immigrants in the United States
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... Research Paper First Draft Chinese Immigrants in the United s I. Introduction Hook Similar to other races flooding into the United States each year in the quest of realizing their individual goals, the Chinese, irrespective of language barrier, relentlessly make their way to America. Due to their hardworking nature and high proficiency in every venture, they undertake the impression as being more successful than other minority groups in the land of guaranteed openings (Amundson 130). However, the reference “model minority” diverges to their actual encounters as they step into the American shores, while trying to fit and adapt to the new settings as well as thriving in them. 2) Thesis This research,...
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One full page response paper for each article__total up to 11 articles
One full page response paper for each article__total up to 11 articles
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... Due Discussing “This is Water” This short work was the commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace in 2005. First and foremost, the most interesting thing that immediately catches the attention is the title. It has a hint that something profound is being said. “This is Water” is explaining concepts that include how hard it is to be empathetic at times, how lonely becoming an adult can be, and places a huge value upon the attainment of education. (Wallace 1-8). These are all very appropriate concerns that many young people face in the real world, which you have to work to be more humane and empathetic, and you will never get very far in this world without an appreciation and the attainment of...
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