Maxine Hong Kingston

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  • Maxine Hong Kingston Analysis

    Maxine Hong Kingston finds it hard to live in America as the daughter of Chinese emigrants because there are two different expectations of her. She criticizes the patriarchal society of both the United States and China that she is caught between: Once I get outside the house, what bird might call me; on what horse could I ride away? Marriage and childbirth strengthen the swordswoman, who is not a maid like Joan of Arc. Do the women’s work; then do more work, which will become ours too. [...] Nobody supports me at the expense of his own adventure. That I am not a burden has to compensate for the sad envy when I look at women loved enough to be supported. Even now China wraps double bound around my feet. (Hong Kingston 48) Both societies expect…

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  • Maxine Hong Kingston Reflection

    I was a bit drawn back that the author, Maxine Hong Kingston, chose to reveal such private details about her family in the first couple of lines. After reading the first paragraph, I was okay. Still, it did not take away from the suspense of the memoir or reading. I did not mind knowing the basis of the story in the beginning. In fact, it made me find the book more interesting. Other may disagree, but I feel like Kingston’s methodology behind this was brilliant.It was as if a load had been…

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  • Maxine Hong Kingston Research Paper

    Maxine Hong Kingston is one of the first-generation Chinese-American citizens because she was born in California at October 27, 1940 as the eldest child to a poor Chinese family who were wishing for better life, so they decides to immigrate and reside in the United States because of starvation in China, in 1924. Kingston father works as a teacher in China, while her mother works as a midwife there. Chen Lok Chua
 records that the first generation of Chinese immigrants have the same version of…

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  • Maxine Hong Kingston: Woman Warrior

    Maxine Hong Kingston, born in 1940 on October 27 in Stockton, California, is a first generation Chinese-American child along with her six younger siblings. Kingston would have two older siblings in addition to the six, but they died in China before her parents immigrated to the U.S. Kingston’s parents, Tom and Ying Lan Hong, both immigrated to America, but they arrived at different times. Tom, who came to the United States in 1924, was a poet and also a scholar but could not find work that fit…

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  • No Name Women By Maxine Hong Kingston

    No Name Women, an essay written by Maxine Hong Kingston talks about Kingston's family background, more specifically her aunt. In the beginning of the essay, Kingston recalls her mother telling her that she had an aunt she didn't know about. This aunt was considered a traitor to their family because she wasn’t faithful to her husband. Her love affair ended with her becoming pregnant, this caused the villagers to storm the families home. The aunt made it out of the house and to a pigsty where she…

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  • Reflective Essay On Woman Warrior

    In the book Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, Kingston 's mother Brave Orchid tells many stories about her past that she believes have lessons behind them, lessons that Kingston should learn from and can help shape her. Her mother wants Kingston to follow the role of a Chinese woman. Brave Orchid believes Kingston should learn something from the stories and in some cases not do what was done. While telling these stories she tells Kingston what she should know about them to shape her into…

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  • Moon Orchid Analysis

    decades.” (AAIJ). This law would not be repealed until 1943, before the husband of Brave Orchid’s sister, Moon Orchid would travel to America with the hopes of becoming a surgeon. Moon Orchid, unable to immigrate is left in Hong Kong for over thirty years where she grows old raising…

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  • Catfish In The Bathtub Analysis

    Outline: Introduction Body: 1. Wong and Kingston wrote about two different situations in their past reflecting their own cultural background a- In “The struggle to be an all American girl”, Wong shows her disdain of being obliged to attend the Chinese school, and her desire to be an all American girl. b- In “Catfish in the bathtub”, Kingston is only interested in the traditional food of the Chinese culture. 2. The mentality of the author’s mothers are relatively the same a- Both mothers obliged…

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  • Analysis Of No Name Woman By Maxine Hong Kingston

    analyze the essay ‘No Name Woman’ written by Maxine Hong Kingston. This was a roller-coaster of a story with high emotions and dark secrets reveled throughout the essay. Kingston’s culture is known as family oriented and strict, through her essay she shares her family story and how this culture affected her family personally. Being Chinese decent, she was raised in a very strict, superstitious, tradition holding household. She goes on to explain to us, how her mother forced her sisters and her…

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  • The Woman Warrior Summary

    Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior depicts the hardships Kingston faces as she attempts to balance the culture of the country in which she resides, America, and the culture of her home country, China. This struggle is shown by Kingston’s account of various parts of her childhood, which shape who she is. Rather than simply a list of Kingston’s experiences, The Woman Warrior is a novel with broad social implications. Application of the chapter “Conception: The Origins of a Story”…

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