Essays on Amy Tan

Relationship Is Between Lindo and Waverly
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In “The Joy Luck Club” all the character’s names were: Lina St. Clair, Ying Ying, An Mei, Rose, Waverly, Lindo, Suyuan and Jing Mei (June). The first relationship is between June and Suyuan, June is Suyuan’s daughter, Suyuan recently died 6 months ago, in the film the Joy Luck Club found Suyuan’s daughters that of which she left on the side of the rode during the war and wanted them to repair their relationship. The next relationship is between Lindo…...
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Joy Luck Club – Film Response 
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In the joy luck club film there were four stories all dealing with different teaching methods different emotions. All the mothers and children had something emotional happen to them. That’s where the diverse parenting styles come in. The first story would be Ai-Mei and Rose the way Ai-Mei raised rose was that she wanted the best for her. For her not to be treated without respect she wanted her to have dignity, she wasn’t really strict she just always had…...
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Lindo Jong, AnMei Hsu, and Ying Ying St. Clair in the Joy Luck Club
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Joy Luck Club is one of the most heartfelt stories i have ever encountered since the movie the Color Purple. The elongated and explorative stories in Joy Luck Club have you loose and gain faith in humanity. The JLC (Joy Luck Club) starts off with the death of Suyuan Woo. Suyuan Woo a Chinese Born mother to three dies without going back to China and reuniting with her Two Children who were left because of Wartime stress and Dysentery. Suyuan's…...
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Essay About Tan, Joy Luck Club
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“So the Taiyuanese mother continued to choose their daughters-in-law, ones who would raise proper sons, care for the old people, and faithfully sweep the family burial grounds long after the old ladies had gone to their graves (Tan, Joy Luck Club, 51)”. It was only the mothers of the males that were the ones to go and find the girls who their sons marry and spend the rest of their lives with. These choices were very important since the son’s…...
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The Message of The “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan
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In this research paper, I will be writing about Amy Tan’s achievements and her life whenshe was growing in the United States. I will also be discussing one of her particular articleswhich is “Mother Tongue”. I will be talking about the message of the article “Mother Tongue”and the intended meaning to the audience. The American-Chinese writer wrote this article in 1990. Tan mostly talks about her relationship with her mother and the impact her mother had onher life. According to…...
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“The Joy Luck Club” novel
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This interesting novel portrays the stories of 8 women, 4 daughters and their mothers. They are separated not only by the generational barrier, but also by a much more powerful one, the barrier of cultures. The daughters are all Chinese-American, having adopted traits of both cultures, yet leaning towards the American part of the spectrum due to the fact that their only access to Chinese culture comes through family, and not being within the context of an environment propitious to…...
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Cultural Conflict Between the Mothers and Daughters
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The thematic concern in Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club is the quest for identity that based on culture. The novel is about four immigrant Chinese mothers (who have migrated from China to America for different reasons) and their Americanized daughters. Each of the eight main characters faces internal conflict taken with their own culture because the daughters are born and raised in America and their mothers are from China. However, in this novel we find some inequality in the mothers…...
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Analysis “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan
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Amy Tan’s "Mother Tongue" is an inspiring article about the effects of the English language on Amy Tan daily life. As a child, Tan recognized that her mother had a terrible time with English, frequently having to speak for her so she could be taken seriously. how that affected her childhood and how it molded her to become the writer that she is. The article, encourage the readers to understand her frustration and see the experiences she had growing up.…...
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Sandra Cisneros and Amy Tan Short Story
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Labeling someone based on their background inflicts their choice of career path. This is the case of two women who challenged their cultural norms for doing the same thing. Sandra Cisneros and Amy Tan's culture influenced them through their family as American writers, obstacles they faced, and ultimately rebelling against stereotypes. To begin with, Cisneros and Tan's family inspired them as writers. Cisneros' father's stories "surfaced in The House on Mango Street" and her brothers and their male friends were…...
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Amy Tan’s Achievements and Her Life
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In this research paper, I will be writing about Amy Tan's achievements and her life when she was growing in the United States. I will also be discussing one of her particular articles which is Mother Tongue. I will be talking about the message of the article Mother Tongue and the intended meaning to the audience. The American-Chinese writer wrote this article in 1990. Tan mostly talks about her relationship with her mother and the impact her mother had on…...
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Amy Tan: Chinese in America
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Although the daughters know some Chinese words and the mothers speak some English, communication often becomes a matter of translation, of words whose intended meaning and accepted meaning are in fact quite separate, leading to subtle misunderstandings. The first mention of this difficulty with translation occurs when Jing-mei relates the story of her mother’s founding of the Joy Luck Club. After attempting to explain the significance of the club’s name, Jing-mei recognizes that the concept is not something that can…...
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Culture Clash in “Two Kinds” and “Dead Mans Path”
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The culture clash in Two kinds occurs between Amy Tan who has become "Americanized" and her mother who is still very much under Chinese influence. Amy's mum believes strongly in "The American Dream" "My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America" Shows the large amount of Aspiration and hope in her mother's mind about the future for Amy. Her mother continues the idea that Amy could be a star in America when she says "You…...
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The Joy Luck Club Movie Reaction Paper
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A movie review is always essential to determine how a film was received by the viewing public. This paper will contain reaction, study or analysis and the over-all assessment of the 1993 critically-acclaimed movie, The Joy Luck Club, based on Amy Tan’s bestseller novel with the same title. Particular questions will be answered by the paper aimed at establishing the multicultural psychology aspect and effect of the movie. Relationship between the Chinese and White cultures and the various personalities, emotions…...
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Two Kinds: Chinese and American
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“Two Kinds” is set in modern United States and basically involves two main characters of Chinese descent - Jing-mei and her mother.  In the story, Jing-mei, a young Chinese-American portrayed her mother as an overbearing and demanding woman who constantly tried to groom her daughter to pursue a life destined for fame- either as a talented young actress, a genius in geography, or a musical prodigy (Your Faxed Readings, p. 180-182). Jing-mei did not quite understand at first how her…...
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Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan Rhetorical Strategies
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Gifted author of Fish Cheeks, Amy Tan, assures young girls that being different is not only acceptable, but also advantageous. Rhetorical strategies-such as imagery, tone, diction, and appeals (logos, ethos, pathos)-were the brushes with which she painted a portrait of self-acceptance for teenage girls everywhere. Tan uses a sympathetic tone to relate to the awkward teenage reader that is experiencing the same thing and the nostalgic adult reader that has experienced. Tan’s word choice [diction] exposes her insecurity in her…...
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Parent-Child Relationship
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The relationship between parents and their children is perhaps one of the most important relationships among human beings. The relationship between parents and their children can determine the personal growth of children as it can likewise influence the behavioral adjustments needed on the part of parents in order to meet the emotional needs of their children. Max Apple’s “Bridging” highlights how fathers oftentimes desire to fill the void left after the death of their wives just to allow their children…...
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Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue
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There are thousands of languages in the world, such as Spanish, French, Chinese, English…However, No one can do better job in the second language than their mother language. In the article Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasized her idea that we speak different languages unconsciously and we are categorized by the way we talk. The author talked about her mother who is a Chinese emigrant wanted to provide her daughter a better environment to grow up and spoke “broken”…...
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Linguistics Summary of Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue
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In “Mother Tongue”, Tan writes about the awareness and discrimination about “broken English” compared to Standard English. In Tans essay she quotes her mothers’ speech to demonstrate her mothers “broken English”, it was a very trivial story but the thing that is worth looking at was her mother's grammar. The quoted parts were filled with grammatical mistakes and the text was quite confusing. In fact, her mother had better command in English than all that was evidently showed in her…...
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“Double Face” analysis from :The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan
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Objectives: Explain the most important theme(s) revealed by the author in my section of _The Joy Luck Club_. Be sure to: follow all style rules Give a clear opening statement that clearly identifies the subject In "Double Face" of _The Joy Luck Club_, Lindo Jong recounts her journey coming into America as she sits in Waverly's hairstylist, Mr. Rory's, chair, preparing for Waverly's second wedding. The symbolism surrounding Waverly and her mother's conversation through the salon mirror subtly imply an…...
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Short Stories Two Kinds and Best Quality
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Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and "Best Quality" depict a struggling and often stressful relationship between a defiant daughter and an overbearing mother. June Mei and her mother Suyuan engage in a destructive battle between what is possible and what is realistic. June, although headstrong, seeks her mother's approval and adoration. Suyuan, although patronizing, yearns for her daughter's obedience and best qualities. The relationship between mother and daughter falls victim to tension inherent in any mother/daughter struggle, especially between first-generation American…...
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Mother Tongue of Writer Amy Tan
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The essay is chiefly about the writer's own rumination and judgment about how "broken English" compared to Standard English. Moreover it came to her sense that language not only "authorizes" individuals to participate as members of a designated community, it is also a essential key in enabling individuals to establish and define the dimensions of their identity. Though a lover of language and an erudite lover of language she is, she has never recognized this concept until she realized that…...
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Paranting Issues in Novels Two Kinds and Girl
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A person spends most of their developing years under the guidance of their parents or guardians. They affect how we think, how we feel, and how we act. These are among the people who hold the greatest influence. Amy Tan's 'Two Kinds' and Jamaica Kincaid's 'Girl' both deal with the relationship between a young girl and the guiding force in her life. Amy Tan tells of a mother's expectation for her daughter to be a child prodigy. Jamaica Kincaid tells…...
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Stereotype in Judith Cofer`s and Amy Tan`s Essays
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Everyday, stereotype is used in the society. Sometimes, when people use stereotype on other people, they don’t even recognize it because it’s so common and is ignored by the society. It’s a way to judge people through their common believes based on ethnicity, gender, skin color, appearance and language of the people who are being judged. For example, when people see a Vietnamese woman in her 20’s, 30’s and 40’s just migrated to America, they would assume that she will…...
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Amy Tan Fish Cheeks
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Amy Tan and Maya Angelou come from exceptionally different cultures, and trying to feel accepted in American Culture. Both authors discuss a sensation of being a castaway and how their cultural distinctions set them apart. Nevertheless, Amy Tan effectively utilizes narrative and description to portray her sense of seclusion from the dominant American culture. Angelou's story is set in the South during the 1930's when bigotry was popular in society and an appropriate practice. Angelou's composing mostly explains the reaction…...
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Identity Theme in Amy Tan’s Book Mother Tongue
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In “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, Tan explores the connection between one’s language and their identity, she examines not only how language affects the development of ones identity, but also the role it has in the way one is perceived by society. Tan shares a few anecdotes illustrating the role language played in shaping her own personal identity. “I think my mother’s English almost had an affect on limiting my possibilities in life as well.” Tan goes on to explore…...
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Fish Cheeks
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In the story, “Fish Cheeks,” Amy Tan describes a young girl and the anxiety that she was experiencing when she learns that her crush, Robert, was coming to dinner with his family. Amy's family was Chinese and their customs were different for Christmas compared to Robert's American customs. She was afraid of what Robert and his family would think. These feelings are expressed in the second paragraph, “When I found out that my parents had invited the minister's family over…...
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Amy Tan
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Amy Tan is a passionate writer of books such as “The Joy Luck Club” and other published works. Now that we have read her text read her text “Mother Tongue”, we learn new things about her as a writer. In my first response to Amy Tan’s passage I described her as a self-motivated author as I read what motivated her to write. She introduced readers to her mother, a woman who enjoys reading Forbes and listening to the Wall Street…...
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The short story “Two Kinds”
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Analysis: The short story, "Two Kinds,"� displays the relationship between a Chinese mother and a disobedient Americanized daughter. Jing-mei, a second-generation Chinese daughter, deals with her own internal conflict as well as an external conflict with her mother. The internal effort to find her true self is a lesson Jing-mei will have to discover, as she gets older. Being born of Chinese heritage, Jing-mei struggles with the burden of failing to meet her mother's expectations. She was never sure what…...
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“Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan
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Amy Tan begins by announcing, “I am not a scholar of English…I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country and others.” How does this opening set up your expectations for the rest of the essay? Why do you think she chose to begin by denying her own authority? The introduction Tan decided to use presents the reader with a strong sense of the kind of individual she is. By…...
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Amy Tan On English Language in Mother’s Tongue
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Amy uses emotional appeals throughout her essay as she does in her first couple paragraphs. Amy says “I am a writer” to show that she simply loves to write down her mind and that is it. Tan’s argument is simply referring to the somewhat embarrassment she has when people notice her mother’s broken English. As she goes on it begins to bother her to a point where she feels sympathetic for her mother. As she feels this, she uses emotional…...
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Analysis of “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan
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Mother Tongue is about the author's struggles with her linguistic identity, her mothers "fractured" or "broken" variation of English and the relationship with her mother. At the beginning of the piece we are told about the different types of English she would speak with her mother and with everyone else; we are then told how English wasn't Amy's strongest subject and later on we are told about the difficulties her mother experienced because of the way she spoke English and…...
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Mother Tongue
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The Wonders of an Accent As a southern girl growing up in rural Wakulla County, I have experienced prejudice based on my southern dialect and language style. Dialects and word use play a powerful role in linking specific populations together with a common bond. As powerful as this connection is to bring people together of the same group it is just as powerful to pull people apart that are not in the same group. Amy Tan writes about the power…...
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan Literary
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The short story “Two Kinds,” is a story in which a young Chinese child is struggling with her mother that wants so badly to change her into this average American girl. Or so the daughter thought, her mother was trying to get her daughter to understand that she can achieve anything that strives to do as long as she focuses and puts her mind to it. Jing-Mei thought her mother was trying to control her life and she just wanted…...
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