Essay about A Pair Of Ticket By Amy Tan

805 Words Mar 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Whether it’s about a man out for revenge due to an insult from a friend or a mysterious castle on a hill, setting often play an important role in establishing meaning in stories. Setting is the when, where, an action in fiction takes place. While the setting in a story may seem like a simple part of the story, it can in fact have a huge impact on what is going on in the narrative. In “A Pair of Ticket” the setting plays an effective role because it shows the progression of June May learning about herself, where her family comes from and also relates to the overall theme of the story.
The setting in a narrative is one of the many ways we learn about a character. In Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets,” June May, the protagonist, at the age of fifteen denied that she had any Chines whatsoever in her. The reader perceives June May to be ignorant and somewhat oblivious as to who she is. But who can blame her, she was born in American and her parent are Chinese immigrants. Now at the age of thirty-six, June May is on the way to China carry her mother’s dream of going back home, with her seventy two year old father, Canning Woo. Their first stop will be Guangzhou, to visit Canning Woo aunt, who he had not seen since he was ten years old, then after they will catch a play to Shanghai, to meet June May two half-sister. The sisters are hoping to reunite with their mother, but unluckily Jing-mei ’died three months before. Tan generates suspense in the sister reuniting by creating…

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