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    Amy Tan is an Asian American contemporary feminist writer who is best recognized for her introduction of Asian American culture in her literary works . All Tan’s novels are critically popular and successful with her books being included on the list of must reads. Most of Tan's novels highly focus on the challenges faced as an immigrant-born child, the social-cultural differences between China and America, and emotional effects that challenge relationships between first generation American children and their parents. As a Feminist Writer, Tan elaborates the perspective of the constant abuse and mistreat women live with in non-accepting sexist and racist societies. Amy Tans creativity and authentic style have created a biographical connection…

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    On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Amy Tan was a speaker at the third Wooster Forum. Her presentation was called, The Heart of a Writer. Amy Tan is the famous author of the popular novel, The Joy Luck Club. She has written other novels including, The Bonesetter’s Daughter and The Hundred Secret Senses. Tan draws many of her novels influences from the relationships between a mother and her daughter. In her younger years, Amy Tan, never wanted to become a writer. Good or bad fate, images, and memory…

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    Amy Tan Two Kinds

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    In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, The two daughters can compare but are distinctively different as well. Waverly Jong grew up a child prodigy playing chess and Jing Mei was a pianist prodigy. Both girls thought their work was simple and it came naturally for them. Waverly had her own bit of fame and continuously brought home her awards and trophies. “We didn’t always pick the right kind of prodigy”(Tan 1). Jing Mei didn’t always realize she was talented at the piano, before this she tried everything…

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    Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California on February 19, 1952. In the article “Amy Tan” it reads, “Her parents chose the Chinese name En-Mai, meaning Blessing of America… [Though] the blessing seemed inadequate” (“Amy Tan”). Her father, John Tan, immigrated to the United States in 1947 and took work as an engineer and Baptist Minister. Her mother, Daisy Tan, immigrated to the United States in 1949, leaving behind three daughters from a previous marriage. Tan had an older brother named Peter, and…

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    In Amy Tan’s essay, Mother Tongue, Tan discusses her struggles growing up as an Asian-American born to Chinese immigrants. She examines certain aspects of the language she speaks and writes, against the language her mother speaks and writes. Amy has a keen grip on “proper” English, most likely due to her being raised in America. Alternatively, Tan’s mother speaks in fragments of English due to her being an immigrant who fled China’s Cultural Revolution (Amy, 1990). Tan realises her different…

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    with, Many kids and adults sometime want to fit in so bad that they can act they know nothing about their costumes they grew up with. In her memoir “Fish Cheeks” Amy Tan uses the relating feeling of embarrassment to express how a 14 year old is trying so hard to fit in with society , and loose the embarrassment her family makes her feel. Tan beings with introducing herself to the readers she also introduces the guy she had the biggest crush on when she was younger , Robert he is the reason…

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    Amy Tan's essay ¨Mother Tongue¨ is about language and the barriers it can create when people cannot speak with perfect accuracy or the way that is known as the norm. She uses examples of how language impacted her mother so that she could reach out to others who have had similar experiences and show them that they are not alone, that this happens to other people more often than they might think. Additionally, she uses these examples to show people who aren't affected by a language barrier what…

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    The Setting of “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan The setting of a story is defined as the time and place in which it takes place. In “A Pair of Tickets” the setting would be both the cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou located in Communist China. The setting affects the protagonist in a major way. Although she was born in America she is of chinese heritage. Returning to her cultural homeland changes her drastically from the American woman she thought she was, to the Chinese-American woman she becomes.…

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    At a young age, children are exposed to different environments which can ultimately affect their character. Where and who they live with might determine how one grows up. For example, Amy Tan was embarrassed of the lack of English her mother knew because of how people treated her. She faced discrimination since everyone taught she should’ve majored in Math and not in English or creative writing. Ben Carson encountered racism and self-doubt. When he was young he felt stupid compared to other…

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    with, Many kids and adults sometime want to fit in so bad that they can act they know nothing about their costumes they grew up with. In her memoir “Fish Cheeks” Amy Tan uses the relating feeling of embarrassment to express how a 14 year old is trying so hard to fit in with society , and loose the embarrassment her family makes her feel. Tan beings with introducing herself to the readers she also introduces the guy she had the biggest crush on when she was younger , Robert he is the reason…

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