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The opportunity cost Kingston faces with this is going against her family’s word and betraying their rule. Furthermore, Kingston uses a plethora of language and diction to convey her tone and show to us how she felt towards her aunt. From paragraphs 24 and 25 Kingston uses vivid imagery to really allow us to picture her aunt and how much care she put into herself. Since Kingston put so much detail into her aunt’s description, we can see she actually admires her aunt’s beauty and is apathetic to the suffering she went through. To continue, there are other sections where Kingston actually feels sorry for her aunt.
Instead of encouraging her daughter to become someone who she wanted to be, she ends up pushing her in the wrong direction. I think that Jing-mei finally realized why her mother did what she did. I agree with Ghymn when she states that "Jing-mei does care deeply what her mother thinks of her" (84). It is obvious that even though they were two kinds from two different cultures they still found forgiveness in the end. Work Cited Souris, Stephen.
One mother, Suyuan, imparts her knowledge on her daughter through stories. The American culture influences her daughter, Jing Mei, to such a degree that it is hard for Jing Mei to understand her mother's culture and life lessons. Yet it is not until Jing Mei realizes that the key to understanding who her mother was and who she is lies in understanding her mother's life. Jing Mei spends her American life trying to pull away from her Chinese heritage, and therefore also ends up pulling away from her mother. Jing Mei does not understand the culture and does not feel it is necessary to her life.
Pearl and Winnie prove that the mother daughter relationship is essential for a girl to become a woman. The lack of such a relationship is severely detrimental to a girl growing up. Jiang We... ... middle of paper ... ...gic comedy with a happy ending. The novel is a love story but not with a male and female but with a mother and her daughter. Work Cited Chapman, Jeff and John D. Jorgenson, eds.
During the late nineteenth century, the time of protagonist Edna Pontellier, a woman's place in society was confined to worshipping her children and submitting to her husband. Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, encompasses the frustrations and the triumphs in a woman's life as she attempts to cope with these strict cultural demands. Defying the stereotype of a "mother-woman," Edna battles the pressures of 1899 that command her to be a subdued and devoted housewife. Although Edna's ultimate suicide is a waste of her struggles against an oppressive society, The Awakening supports and encourages feminism as a way for women to obtain sexual freedom, financial independence, and individual identity. Feminism is commonly thought of as a tool for educating society on the rights of women.
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She is confronted by many obstacles, which cause problems with not only her mother, but also with her attempt to discover her personal identity. Although the narrator’s assimilation to the American culture causes numerous conflicts with her mother, she is able to overcome adversity and come of age as a Chinese-American with the help of her mother’s stories. In Kingston’s first story, “No Name Woman,” the reader is first introduced to the stories of the narrator’s mother. This particular tale involves an aunt that the narrator never knew, who was shunned from her family for having an affair. It was through this story that the narrator learned how careful a young woman must be when growing up in the Chinese culture.
Lina always repeat they will both back to their families finally. So when Lina’s husband comes to America, Lina leaves Panbin’s apartment and lives with his husband. Lina’s mind is restricted by Chinese traditional thoughts which from what she said to Panbin, “married woman with a husband.”(178). She always wants to improve that she is an obedient good girl because she has rigid adherence. Even though she has already fallen in love with Panbin actually, she hides this truth.