Amra Cisneros And Amy Tan Compare And Contrast Analysis

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No two people are the same, not even with behavioral and cosmetic adjustments, two might get close to but never will. Identical twins were proven to be different from each other genetically while psychologically they tend to share similar taste and interest. Most friendships are formed due to similar taste and interest, even relationships form that way. Sandra Cisneros and Amy Tan share similar taste and interest. Both studied and majored in English at college, they had a family who loved and supported them, they went on to strive in their careers and were able to a name for themselves and be published on many scholarly works that are still being analyzed to this day. However despite their many similarities these two talented women do have …show more content…
Both women, not only became successful writers, broke stereotypes and expectations in their respected communities. Cisneros family, especially her father, expected her to find herself a husband while she was at college, after six years in pursuit of a higher education her father believed she had wasted her time as she still had no husband (Cisneros 135). While heartbreaking to read Cisneros went on to become a well respected writer, her most famous work is her first book titled The House on Mango Street in which focuses on the struggles of Latina women in the U.S. Cisneros wasn’t the only one who went to become a well respected writer. Being of Asian descent it was expected of Tan to get a career in science, math, or something medical related. As she claimed she was originally listed as Pre-med her freshman year of college (Tan 285). Tan also shares that she’s rebellious and loves to prove others wrong by nature. As expected of Tan she changed her major from Pre-med to English that first year of college. Afterwords she wrote the The Joy Luck Club in which focuses on the struggles of Chinese women in America during the late forties and early fifties. Both books, and many other works, went on to become best sellers and made booth Cisneros and Tan well respected authors in which their works are analyzed for educational purposes every year after year since their release …show more content…
Cisneros and Tan didn’t have the same opportunities or support as each other. Cisneros had to wait a long time in order for her father to approve of her career as a writer. She states how she wishes that her father would take interest in her work and how everything 's she has ever wrote was for him even though she knew he wouldn’t understand since he couldn 't read English (Cisneros 135). Its also shared that with her oldest brother after graduating from medical school was highly praised by her father and made her question whether or not her education was worth it. Cisneros wanted nothing more nothing less than from her father, it wasn 't until her work was translated into Spanish and her father read it and told her “where can can we get more copies of this for the relatives?” that Cisneros had finally received what she had craved since the beginning his approval (Cisneros 137). Tan’s mother is a different story than Cisneros father. Tan’s first book, The Joy Luck, was influenced by her mother as she read drafts and the final product and stated that the book was “so easy to read” (Tan 285-86). Tan’s book was written with her mother in mind as well, Tan had it easier since her mother supported her from the beginning. Tan’s family was better of than Cisneros as her mother held stocks as she once had to deal with an issue with her mother 's stockbroker in New York when she was

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