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    Theme of Abandonment in Kitchen God's Wife and Joy Luck Club One of the themes included in both The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club is that of abandonment. In The Kitchen God's Wife, the character of Winnie Louie is abandoned by her mother when she was a young child. In The Joy Luck Club, Suyuan Woo has to abandon her twin daughters on the road as she is escaping war-torn China. In The Joy Luck Club, Suyuan Woo is forced to abandon her twin daughters at the side of the road in

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    Orville Redenbacher is one of the most inspirational people in the 20th century for many reasons. Orville is a local icon to Indiana. Orville Redenbacher was born in the small farm town of Brazil Indiana. One of the most inspirational things about Orville’s success story is how he grew his company from selling popcorn kernels out of the back of his car to a multimillion dollar household name. Orville was born on a farm in Brazil Indiana in 1907; growing up, Orville was active in the local 4H chapter

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    Boom went the Boggart into the video game, with no hope of escaping. Jessup, his sister, and his friend were trying to fix his computer because the Boggart had gone into it thinking it would be fun to hide into the game Jessup has created. The Boggart gets suck into the black hole he has gone into without knowing it would harm him. Jessup thinks to himself, if he goes into the black hole by controlling his pixilated spaceship into the black hole, then there might be a chance of saving him. Jessup

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    Popcorn Conflict

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    The Conflict was one of such a trivial matter, Yet in the moment the outcome was trivial do I buy orville redenbacher's original movie theatre popcorn? you know the one in the red box, or do I go with the healthy reduced fat 150 calorie per box version of the same product in the green box? The conflict that I faced was not one between two people rather it lay within my soul between myself and my choice of popcorn flavor. In life we all come face to face with these internal conflicts, Many times

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    Similar Themes in of Kitchen God's Wife and Joy Luck Club Amy Tan's two novels, The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club, represent a unique voice that is rarely heard in literature. Tan is a Chinese-American woman who tells stories of old China that are rich in history and culture. Both novels have at least one strong central female character who is trying to inform her daughter about their Chinese heritage and familial roots. The plot ofThe Joy Luck Club displays this idea in each

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    The Relationships of Waverly Jong and Jing-mei Woo in The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan in her novel The Joy Luck Club presents us with daughters who are striving to place themselves beyond the control of strong mothers and become individuals. Adrienne Rich in her book Of Woman Born calls this splitting from the mother, "matraphobia" (Rich, 235), and later notes: "The mother stands for the victim in ourselves, the unfree woman, the martyr. Our personalities seem dangerously to blur and overlap with

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    paper ... ... and daughters love each other and how their heritage can be influential in itself. Works Cited Dorris, Michael. "Mothers and Daughters." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 59. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale, 1990. Schell, Orville. " 'Your Mother Is In Your Bones'." Contemporary Short Criticism. Vol. 59. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale, 1990. Tan, Amy. "Two Kinds." The Harper Anthology of Fiction. Ed. Sylvan Barnet. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. 1208-1215. Tavernise

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    Instead of beating around the bush Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club exposes the not so chipper relationships between Chinese mothers and their polar opposite Chinese-American daughters. The mothers struggle to express the importance of their Chinese heritage while also keeping balance with “good” American characteristics to their daughters; while the daughters struggle with their identities and relationships with others. The Joy Luck Club is written as a collection of flashbacks told by the Chinese mothers

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    Color Purple” Midwest Quarterly (Spring 1997): 3 Heung, Marina “Daughter-Text/Mother-Text: Matrilineage in Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club”Feminist Studies (Fall 1993): 3 Kirkpatrick, D.L. “Alice Walker” 1986. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press. 846 Schell , Orville “Amy Tan the Joy Luck Club” March 1989. New York: 1989. 92 Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. 1989. New York: G.P. Putnam

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    failed attempt at the Great Leap Forward. He relied on China’s youth to change the traditional customs and ideas. The students carried the Cultural Revolution forward and were encouraged to attack authority. Mao said, “to rebel is justified.”(par. 2, Schell). The stated goals of the Cultural Revolution were to abolish the four olds, “old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas.” (pg118, Kort) Mao Zedong’s failed attempt was shown in the poor educational reforms, the loss of China’s cultural history

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