This story is about a young Lady that lives in California with her mother and Father. She
is however Chinese, and refuses to believe she is.
This story is both a mystery and a suspense with in a way a tragically happy ending. By
the end of this paper I will show how I come to this conclusion. First I will tell the story in my
own words in a shorter version.
The lady telling this story is in her thirties. Both her parents are from China, her mother
left China in 1944. Her mother was married to another man at the time and had two twin
daughters. She was trying to get to her husband who was stationed in another town in the
military. She had been walking for three days trying to get a ride but had no luck. First she left behind her two suitcases and then the food she was carrying. After that she tried very hard to
either get a ride or to have someone take her girls for her. She was forced however to leave the
girls on the side of the road. She had to do this because she was becoming sick and she feared not
only for own life but also the lives of her daughters. She hoped that someone would come by
them alone and take them in. This was all her mother had told her about her two older sisters.
For years her mother had been trying to find her lost daughters, but had no luck. Even offering a
reward was no help. Her fondest dream was to find the girls, return to China and join both
families and make them into one happy loving one.
Unfortainitly, due to a suden brain aneurism her mother passed away before she could
forfill her dream. Three months after her mom died, her father got a letter in the mail. It was
addressed to her mother and it was from China. The girls had finally found their mother and
wanted to meet her. This letter made her father cry because here these two girls are, writing to his
wife and calling her mama.
The letter was given to her aunt and he asked her to write back to the girls and as nicely
as it could be done, tell them that their mother had passed away but that she never gave up
In this essay, the author
Narrates the story of a young lady who lives in california with her mother and father.
Opines that the story is both a mystery and suspense with tragically happy ending. by the end of the paper, they will show how they come to this conclusion.
Narrates how the woman's mother left china in 1944 and had two twin daughters. she was forced to leave the girls on the side of the road because she was becoming sick and feared for her own life.
Narrates how three months after her mom died, her father received a letter addressed to her mother from china. the girls had finally found their mother and wanted to meet her.
Narrates how the sister took it upon herself to write back to the girls and tell them that their mother had passed away but that she never gave up looking for them.
Narrates how the mother, with her father beside her, set out on a long journey to china, stopping to see an aunt that he has not seen since age ten. she left the two babies on the side of the road alone, hoping someone would take them.
Narrates how the lady who found the twins decided it was time to find their real mama and family after her husband died.
Narrates how an old school mate of her mothers finally found the girls, by chance, while out shopping. she remembered that her friend had asked her for her help in finding them, but she had told her that it was impossible.
Describes a woman and her elderly father going to china to meet the long-lost twins of her dearly departed mother. she hears "she's arrived" and sees two women that at first look so much like her mother, that they embrace for the first time.
Narrates how the girl's mother had told her she would believe that she was chinese, but now she is. her father takes the first picture of the three girls together and realizes that neither one fully looks like their mother.
Analyzes how the mother's dream of finding the girls and going to china to be together has finally come true. the story has a lot of heart and love in it.
Describes the confusion of trying to understand why her mother left two small babies on the side of the road and not knowing if they are alive or dead, and the joy of finding her two long lost sisters.
...self exaggerated stories. One thing she tells herself is that her mother was kidnapped by a lunatic. On another occasion a classmate asks where her mother is and she says that her mother is on a business trip in London. Their similarities help each other to grow and mature and eventually come to terms with their situations.
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Analyzes how salamanca tree hiddle, also known as sal, tells a story of her best friend phoebe winterbottom. the two stories are linked together using the technique where the frame story leads readers from one story to another.
Analyzes how sal longed to visit her mother's grave for quite some time, but her father refused to take her. she tells a mysterious tale about phoebe winterbottom.
Analyzes how phoebe's mom, mrs. winterbottom, leaves her family unexpectedly. she fears that her mother is kidnapped and wants to investigate further.
Analyzes how sal and phoebe had similar attitudes when their moms left their families. their similarities help each other grow and mature and eventually come to terms with their situations.
was no mother figure spoke of, just her father, which she lived with alone other then
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Opines that emily could clearly see that the town was undergoing a great change, in which she was not.
Opines that emily didn't have the slightest clue how to survive on her own without her father.
Opines that homer returned to the town, but soon after was never seen again.
Narrates how emily had killed homer, but little did we know.
Opines that emily's past revealed that she had a major impact on her life.
Opines that as a child, she felt power in killing homer and that she could truly be with him.
Analyzes how william faulker's "a rose for emily" is told from the viewpoint of a resident of the town where emily was, born, raised, and eventually died. the story takes place in the south, where slaves were newly emancipated.
Analyzes how emily's father was a tyrant of her life, controlling everything she did, and allowing her no friendships. the early trauma she endured crippled her emotionally.
Analyzes how emily's father was repressed when she proclaimed to them that her father hadn't died. emily is now left alone unaware of what to do with herself now that the tyrant or father wasn’t around.
Analyzes how emily fell ill after her father's death, leaving the town of jefferson to prosper without her, or the gierson legacy.
Analyzes how emily is left to put these memories in the back of her head, and go on living out her life, even as unready as she is. she would still show herself in a gierson-like fashion, feeling she was above everyone else.
Explains that the south was very rural, and after the slaves had been emancipated, it needed to catch up to the north. the gierson estate was the last of its kind on the once "select" street on which it was built.
Analyzes how emily had become completely crazy, hoping emily would not follow in her foot steps. the town almost was leaving emily in the dust, with her old traditions and family believes.
Narrates how emily was left alone in this old run down house, with her memories and horrors eating away at her mind and soul. emily returned to jefferson, and due to this new economic boom in the town, she was introduced to homer barron.
Analyzes how emily was seen around with homer just to spite her father’s tyranny over her, knowing how appalled he would be with her choice of a man.
Narrates how a fear of abandonment could have arisen in emily's mind, not wanting to loose another man close to her.
Explains that emily's id was controlling her daily routines and locked off the upper portion of her home where she kept homer.
Explains that homer was the only man in her life other than her father to bring her happiness. she felt that by keeping his corpse locked away from everyone else, she could be with him forever.
Opines that emily had no superego, only the rules that her father put in place for her. she was so out of touch with the outside world, that from her childhood, she was almost destine for insanity.
Analyzes how emily became schizophrenic in her later years, not being able to tell reality from fiction.
Opines that emily was unprepared for the long, and tedious life she was forced to live.
She narrates the story describing her life between the ages of six and nine. She is a tomboy and well educated, mainly due to her father, and she has an optimistic view of the world and people around her. She lives with her widowed father, older brother and their black cook.
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Explains that to kill a mockingbird is set in maycomb, alabama. the story is told through the eyes of jean louise 'scout' finch.
Narrates the story describing her life between the ages of six and nine. she is a tomboy, educated, optimistic, and lives with her widowed father, older brother and their black cook.
Explains that scout's father is a lawyer in maycomb and has instilled in his children morality and fair play. he was one of the few committed to attaining equality for both blacks and whites.
Analyzes how scout's brother is four years her senior, but is her constant playmate at the beginning of the story. he moves into adolescence and is shaken badly by the evil and injustice which he witnesses during the trial of tom robinson.
Narrates the story of a black sharecropper accused of the rape of white woman by the ewell clan.
Explains that the finch family cook is a stern disciplinarian and links the white world of the children with her own black community.
Analyzes how the recluse becomes a source of intrigue for the children, adding fuel to their fertile imaginations. the framing of the black man shows racism that they've read about in other books.
Analyzes how boo's influence in the novel is all-good in that he gives gifts to the children, and repairs jem’s pants when they are caught on the fence.
...ut to leaver her children who desperately pleaded for her. The saddened case was not an isolated but a common reality for many of the freed people who wished to reunite their dislocated families.
In this essay, the author
Explains that lincoln was reluctant to concede the possibility of blacks serving in the armed forces. the only probable cause for the admission of blacks within the army stemmed from his plan to preserve the union.
Analyzes how president lincoln justified the civil war to abolish slavery due to the will of the freedmen in a letter written on august 26, 1963.
Explains that the convention of the colored people in virginia believed in equal protection and equal rights but overall the right to vote.
Analyzes how the civil war changed the status of slaves as property with no rights. the confiscation acts were a postlude to this general theory.
Analyzes how slavery was a constituted factor that was meant to be destroyed by the republican party platform.
Analyzes how the affidavit of rebecca parsons reveals that the former slaveholders were resistant when abiding by the 13th amendment of the constitution.
Returning to her family after three years, she found even more isolation, because her family members were unable to relate. She says, “My mother had never gone inside of a schoolhouse, and so she was not capable of comforting her daughter who could read and write. I was …neither a wild Indian nor a tame one.” She felt she didn’t fit in anywhere and cried, but revealing her suffering didn’t help the situation. “After an uncertain solitude, I was suddenly aroused by a loud cry piercing the night. It was my mother's voice wailing among the barren hills which held the bones of buried warriors. She called aloud for her brothers' spirits to support her in her helpless misery. My fingers grew icy cold, as I realized that my unrestrained tears had betrayed my suffering to her, and she was grieving for me.” She continued in her education against her mother’s will, a pain which she leaves unresolved at the end of her
In this essay, the author
Analyzes how the writer's writing shows the reality of growing up as a dakota indian in white boarding school away from her family. she recalls the cultural and language gap between the school staff and the small number of young dakota children.
Analyzes how 's writings reveal the pain of having no one to express her frustrations and unhappiness to.
death. She saw the tragic sadness of the family and knew that she had to rise up and take action
In this essay, the author
Opines that ma joad's grapes of grass was not only demonstrated in history, but also in literature.
Describes the journey that the joads embark on and the difficulties each encountered.
Analyzes how the dust bowl redefined the american family's unity (the role of religious beliefs).
Opines that quakers believed slavery to be morally wrong and argued for it to end.
Explains how it caught the attention of blacks and later white abolitionists, and contributed to the establishment of slavery.
Opines that a powerful writing style helped force the issue of slavery to the forefront.
Opines that emancipation did not stop him from preaching his faith about it.
Explains that fortitude is the most valued virtue by americans because the united states was founded upon strenuous times and hardship. the founding fathers fought to claim this land from the english to build a country’s foundation on free ideals and liberty for the people.
Explains that being successful or for a person to attain success means that the person achieved their own personal goal and they are fully satisfied with the outcome.
Describes how ma persevered through many hardships during the journey, such as the birth of rosa of sharon's child, the deaths of multiple family members, and the constant arguments among the family.
Explains that ma saw the tragic sadness of the family and knew that she had to rise up and take action to keep them on track to california. she took on the responsibility of making sure the police did not see the body.
Analyzes how steinbeck's novel describes the difficulty of americans in keeping their identity during the dust bowl.
Analyzes how the grapes of wrath represents the struggles of the americans during the dust bowl known as the great depression.
Analyzes how hester prynne demonstrates fortitude in the fact that she raised her child and kept living her life through the talk of the town.
Analyzes how atticus finch represents tom robinson in to kill a mocking bird. he values fortitude and believes that faith needs to be utilized in evil times.
Analyzes how lee uses atticus to demonstrate the strength used for ignoring social status and opinion to truly do what is moral and right for others.
Analyzes the persistence of garrison, who believed that slavery needed to be stopped. he knew his rights and had the opportunity to utilize his voice to stop slavery.
Explains that the british government ran up a huge debt during the seven years' war. the new king, george iii, and his prime minister, grenville, felt the colonists should help pay the debt.
Explains that the stamp act, a tax designed to raise revenue, legal documents and licenses, and produced goods, united in various colonies during the summer of 1765 in boston.
Describes how the sons of liberty, founded by adams, fought to abolish the stamp act. they organized riots, terrorized stamp agents, and burned stamps.
She went to Sloan Keteran a world famous cancer hospital in New York City. She was sitting on her sons floor which had 40 beds filled with children patients, and saw that 7 or 8 of tough’s beds were children from Toms River New Jersey. She started talking to some of the parents of the children from Tom’s River and they decided to investigate and maybe find out the reason this was happening to their children. Her son Michael was diagnosed with this cancer in 1979. He is now 25 years old and lives at home. He is a 25 year old in a 7 year olds body because of the cancer and the procedures he has to go through.
In this essay, the author
Narrates how linda gilik, who had a healthy baby boy, was diagnosed with cancer of the nervous system. she was taken back by what she was told and knew there was something wrong.
Narrates how their mother went to sloan keteran, a world-famous cancer hospital in new york city, and saw that 7 or 8 of tough's beds were children from toms river new jersey.
Narrates how a nurse in philadelphia in the cancer ward saw that many of the children that were there were from the same place, toms river, and called epa 3 to report what she was seeing.
Explains that they decided to start testing the water in toms river to have some kind of clue as to what is happening.
Narrates how a man named mr. fernicola was supposed to destroy drums full of chemicals, but he was lazy and paid sanitation workers off to dump them in the landfill.
Opines that linda is fighting with the government everyday to find out what is going on with her water.
Analyzes how the woman's story touched them because she was forced to suffer because of doing something everyone does everyday. she was told that her son would only survive to live until he was 6 months old.
Opines that the government should have done everything that they could to solve the problem by now.
Hopes linda will be able to achieve her dream in making the government finally solve this issue and that the number of cancer cases is decreased significantly.
The thought of her brothers still being in her former home environment in Maine hurt her. She tried to think of a way to get at least one of her brothers, the sickly one, to come and be with her. She knew that her extended family was financially able to take in another child, and if she showed responsibility, there would be no problem (Wilson, 40). She found a vacant store, furnished it, and turned it into a school for children (Thinkquest, 5). At the age of seventeen, her grandmother sent her a correspondence, and requested her to come back to Boston with her brother (Thinkquest, 6).
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Describes dorothea dix as a social reformer, philanthropist, teacher, writer, nurse, and humanitarian who devoted her life to the welfare of the mentally-ill and handicapped.
Narrates how dorothea dix dreamed of being sent off to live with her grandparents in massachusetts, but was sent away at the age of twelve.
Narrates how they tried to find a way to get at least one of their brothers, the sickly one, to come and be with them, knowing that their extended family was financially able to take in another child.
Narrates how compton taught until 1835, when illness from tuberculosis and exhaustion set in. she then traveled to europe to recuperate, under the advice of friends and family.
Narrates how she was shocked when she saw that mentally ill patients were being put into the jails, and appalled at the conditions they were put in.
Narrates how the woman, with the help of a massachusetts state legislature, presented her reports from her visits to jails, work houses, and hospitals in january of 1843.
Narrates how they caught a stick of wood and laid upon him until he cried for quarters; they beat him long enough until the man knew they were his master.
Analyzes how the massachusetts legislature ignored dorothea dix's requests for better conditions and funding, despite her being a woman.
Describes how dix traveled over 3,000 miles in three years of non-stop traveling, visiting and documenting various conditions and pleading with the state governments to better the establishments.
Opines that they are the hope of the poor crazed beings who pine in cells and stalls, cages and waste-rooms.
Narrates how, tired of state-by-state campaigns, she worked on federal reform. she appealed to the federal government for 10 million acres for the insane, deaf and dumb.
Describes how dorothea dix became the union superintendent of female nurses during the civil war. she had spent more than twenty years caring for the mentally ill.
Explains that dorothea dix, also known as "the voice of the mad," erects thirty-two of them and improves hundreds of other hospitals.
Opines that they would like to see a fountain for animals set up in boston on milk street, where they have often seen tired draft horses pulling heavy loads to the dock.
Explains that whittier's fountain was created after her death in 1887, at the age of 85. in response to her fountain, she had a poem engraved there.
Opines that dorothea dix spent her last years in the guest quarters of a state hospital she had helped found 35 years earlier in new jersey.
Explains that this statement is also considered her epitaph (thinkquest, 16).
Names in "A Pair of Tickets"
In Amy Tan's "A Pair of Tickets" (the last chapter of The Joy Luck Club), the understanding of the importance of names is the key to truly apprehend a sacred relationship between mother ("Suyuen") and daughters (June or "Jing-Mei", "Chwun Yu" and "Chwun Hwa").
To understand the story as a whole, it is necessary for us to know the meanings of their names. The mother and daughters' names each bears its individual meaning, but all these names are indeed "intertwined" into a deeper relationship among each other. It is through a deeper understanding of these Chinese characters' names that opens our eyes (readers from different cultural background) to see how mother and daughters are strongly attached emotionally.
In this essay, the author
Analyzes the importance of names in amy tan's "a pair of tickets" to apprehend a sacred relationship between mother and daughters.
Explains that names represent long-term greetings and expectations from parents to children in chinese culture.
Opines that tan has not left out the importance of names which is essential in understanding the meaning and purpose of her writing. the meanings of mother and daughters' names are the "essence" of the whole story.
Analyzes how june's mother, suyuen, had to abandon her twin-daughters from her first marriage fleeing kweilin in china.
Analyzes how suyuen's chinese-american daughter, june, is conscious of being "american" rather than "chinese"
Analyzes how suyuen's death triggered june to discover more about her mother and her long-cherished wish to reunite with her twin-daughters in china.
Analyzes how june's "chinese" identity has been dwelling inside her waiting to be let go, paralleling the change of cities' english names and spellings.
Explains that june's name has three different forms (spelling and pronunciation)--june may, jing-mei, and jandale.
Explains that without understanding the meanings of her name, june would have never realized what "long-cherished wish" meant to her mother. by reuniting with her twin-sisters, she had finally brought her wish come true.