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1,221 wordsMaxine Hong Kingston's "The Woman Warrior" is novel composed of myths and memoirs that have shaped her life. Her mother's talk-stories about her no name aunt, her own interpretation of Fa Mu Lan, the stories of ghosts in doom rooms and American culture have been the basis of her learning. She learned morals, truths, and principals that would be the basis of her individuality. Since her mother's talk-story was one of the major forces of her childhood and since she herself is now talking-story in ...
Story And The Theme Of Social Oppression
920 wordsIn their books "The Woman Warrior" and "Loving in the War Years", Maxine Hong Kingston and Cherries Moraga write about the persistence of social oppression. They also describe the dynamics of race, sexuality, and gender in everyday experience. Through reading these books I have picked up on several significant events which illustrate these issues. The correlation between these two authors is the importance placed upon these issues that seem to be underlying themes in both books. The persistence ...
Mothers And Daughters
678 wordsAmy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club describes the lives of first and second generation Chinese families, particularly mothers and daughters. Surprisingly The Joy Luck Club and, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts are very similar. They both talk of mothers and daughters in these books and try to find themselves culturally. Among the barriers that must be overcome are those of language, beliefs and customs. The novel The Joy luck club starts with a story that right away suggests ...
Kingston's Novel The Woman Warrior
737 wordsEric PerinottiProfessor SachdevWriting and Thinking The Woman Warrior Argumentative Essay Maxine Hong Kingston's novel The Woman Warrior is a series of narrations, vividly recalling stories she has heard throughout her life. These stories clearly depict the oppression of woman in Chinese society. Even though women in Chinese Society traditionally might be considered subservient to men, Kingston viewed them in a different light. She sees women as being equivalent to men, both strong and courageou...
Mothers Upon Daughters
1,958 wordsParents play a crucial role in the development of children, varying from culture to culture. Although imperative, the mother and daughter relationship can be trivial. Many women writers have exercised their knowledge and shared their feelings in their works to depict the importance and influence of mothers upon daughters. Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Kiana Davenport are only three of the many women writers who have included mother and daughter themes in their texts. These writers e...
1978 Bob Marley
1,957 wordsThere is much to be said about Robert Nesta Marley and his musical calling. As an accomplished musician in Jamaica, Nesta (as his mother preferred to call him), had moved from the country hills of St. Ann, to the ghettos of Kingston, to America to live with his mother, and then to 56 Hope road in Kingston. He played at the Zimbabwe independence concert "ending British rule in Africa" (White 113) and helped clothe half of Trench Town's youth in soccer gear. Bob Marley was the first black musician...
Aunt Maxine Hong Kingston
1,640 wordsThere have been many conflicts that have been risen between cultures concerning the differences in values and morals within one another. In "No Name Woman", there is a conflict between Chinese and American culture, the role of women in traditional Chinese society; Growing up Chinese American and Silence and voice. The story combines Chinese history, myths, and beliefs that her mother tells her. The narrator Maxine Hong Kingston speaks about her mother and traditional Chinese culture through the ...
Kingston By Writing Down Her Aunt's Story
2,378 wordsThe Road To Self Discovery Essential to Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior is the theme of finding one's own personal voice and identity. Interspersed throughout the memoir's five parts are numerous references to the emotional and physical struggle that Kingston endures on her path to finding her own identity. For the many women who are voiceless throughout the novel, Kingston supplies the language these silent women need and in effect, give them their own, individualized identities. There...
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