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    The True Message of Joy Luck Club and The Hundred Secret Senses Alice Walker calls Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, "honest, moving, and beautifully courageous."  Publisher's Weekly describes the novel as "intensely poetic, startlingly imaginative and moving ... deceptively simple yet inherently dramatic."  Not only has Amy Tan's fiction been praised for its literary merit, but it also has been included in anthologies of multicultural literature for its portrayal of Chinese and Chinese-American

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    Mother and Daughter Relationships in The Joy Luck Club and A Hundred Secret Senses In life, many things can be taken for granted - especially the things that mean the most to you. You just might not realize it until you've lost it all. As I walk down the road finishing up my teenage days, I slowly have been finding a better understanding of my mother. The kind of bond that mothers and daughters have is beyond hard to describe. It's probably the biggest rollercoaster ride of emotions that I'll

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    Reynolds has published more than twenty books, including the book Secret Societies: Inside The Freemasons, The Yakuza, Skull and Bones, and the World’s Most Notorious Secret Organizations. In Secret Societies, Reynolds explores the information and speculation about societies such as the Assassins in ancient Middle East, the Knights Templar, Freemasons, the Priory of Sion, Druids, Gnostics, Kabbalah, Rosicrucians, Wicca, and Skull & Bones. Secret Societies also includes criminal organizations such as triads

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    Tan’s novels share many themes and elements, but this paper will focus mainly on two episodes of the novel The Joy Luck Club: "The Joy Luck Club" and "Waiting Between the Trees"; and will make references to The Kitchen's God Wife and The Hundred Secret Senses. In the first place, mother-daughter relations between Chinese mothers and ABC daughters are not easy ones in Tan's novels. They are always problematic. Mothers want to bring up their children according to the Chinese ways, whereas daughters

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    novels she represents different roles of the mother and the effects of each; The Joy Luck Club depicts mothers living through daughters, The Kitchen God’s Wife portrays mother teaching daughter through past experience, and finally The Hundred Secret Senses displays non-existence of the mother in the relationship. This excerpt from The Joy Luck Club shows what kinds of things, from real accomplishments to the uncontrollable features of nature. “Auntie Lin and my mother were both best friends and arch-enemies

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    The connection to the past one can have can be physical, mental, or perhaps something beyond that. Through stories, through ghosts, through one’s own vicarious experiences. In The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan, that connection to the past is highly spiritual and supernatural through its main characters and what they derive of messages and stories they tell, or are telling. The characters Kwan and Olivia relate to society, themselves, and each other through this connected past and add meaning through

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    In her third novel, The Hundred Secret Senses, she moves her focus from the mother-daughter relationship to the bond between sisterhood relationships. The novel points out the heterogeneity of connections in Chinese American families. In the Chinese American culture, cultural difference is

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    regulation of cultural differences among women. The Hundred Secret Senses does not offer an admired development of sisterhood but rather gives a refined investigation of the philosophy of sisterhood and stresses the impact of the sister relationship in creating ethnic consciousness and identity. For Tan, sisterhood envelops biological bonding as well as poignant cultural heritage. The bond between the two half sisters in The Hundred Secret Senses is loaded with equivocalness created by synchronous sentiments

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    Prologue, indicating its importance, ‘An housbande shal not been inqusitif of Goddes privetee,’ and this immediately makes the reader assume that at least one of the characters will in fact be inquisitive of ‘Goddes privetee’ and that there will be secrets in The Miller’s Tale. The element of secrecy is evident in the characters and their descriptions. This is necessary as the characters in the tale are of a fabliau sort and the incorporation of sex with ‘low-life’ characters requires secrecy

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    Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969? A. Plan of the investigation: i. Subject of the investigation: Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969? The purpose of investigating Nixon?s secret bombing of Cambodia is to understand his real intentions. Also, to find out why he had to hide this from the Congress and the media. Wouldn?t it mean that he is abusing his power by keeping it a secret and not getting permission to

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