Rosalind Wiseman Queen Bees and Wannabes Non-fiction teen parenting novel Crown Publishers 2002 I originally saw my teacher reading this book and she recommended it to me and all teenage girls to better identify themselves with their parents and to better accept and understand the young women them. I am not an avid reader but I usually prefer fiction books with intense personal story lines. I enjoy fiction that makes you believe it is real. These are books such as gossip girl or little women. The Main character in this book is truly the author; she spent years researching for and writing this book.
Each mother and daughter tell her own story. The book is divided into four main sections; the stories are told from the viewpoints of four Chinese mothers and their Chinese American daughters. The only exception is Suyuan Woo, who, having recently died, speaks not for herself but through her daughter, Jing-mei. The daughter tells her mother’s stories as she takes her mother’s place at the mahjong table and on the fateful trip to China. The novel traces the psychological development of the American daughter and her final acceptance of the Chinese mother and what the Chinese mother stands for.
Red Azalea was published in 1994. Something that affects the book historically is that the China Cultural Revolution was mentioned in the book, because she had to go through the hardships of living during that period of time. 4.) Since this is a memoir of Anchee Min’s life growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, I don’t think there’s much bias in the book, because she lived through it. It reminds me of Diary of Anne Frank.
Also as a child she encounters a passionate love affair, which can be somewhat comparable to her relationships even in old age. • The story-within-the-story aspects reinforces the interesting outlook on life that Alice posseses. It shows how competent she still as a senior, and disproves the mellow life she lives in a retirement community. Her blatant telling of her memories from childhood disturbed most of the other listeners in the writing club, and through this Lee reveals the blinded life that a majority of people carry with them until death. It is a natural defense mechanism to deny troubling truths that one doesn't want a face, and I commend Lee Smith for being one of the brave individuals who can look past their unconscious regulations.
THE THEME: Paul Yee tells a story of one women’s survival , and her triumph of victory from defeat. A theme in which we all share as individuals through our struggles in life. PLOT STRUCTURE/SETTING: Plot begins with Gum-may arriving from China to Wilding in 1950, the events to do not occur in chronological order. WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES AND IDEA’S: In this short story I believe that the author states such common issues we as North Americans still share, in today’s society; issues of Racial Discrimination, displacement; and personal dependency are all illustrated by sharing and representing these issues through Gum-may Yee’s own thoughts as she defines each of these issues and how these issues comply with her struggles as a dependent Chinese wife. HOW THE AUTHOR PRESENTS THE IDEA’S AND ISSUES: It is told through the protagonist, namely, Gum-May Yee.
That same year she opened her first boutique in Corpus Christi, Texas. Then on March 31, 1995 Selena was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, her best friend and president of her fan club. Following the weeks after Selena's death, "People" magazine released a commemorative issue covering Selena's death, one in English and the other in Spanish. Within a matter of days after it first appeared on the newsstand, the Spanish-language edition sold out everywhere that "People" had to go into 6 more reprint sessions. After six successful reprints of the Spanish-issue, "People" decided to release a Spanish-language version of their magazine, "People en Española" which became a popular selling magazine.
Similarly, Rodriguez explains how language has affected him and his family's lives and the transition from Spanish to English. In Tan’s essay, she emphasizes her love of language and its power. Tan and her mother both share a different style of conversation. However, when speaking to someone other than her mother she would speak indifferently. For example, "It has become our language of intimacy, a different sort of English that relates to family talk, the language I grew up with" (397).
Amy Chua brings up the terms “Western parents” and “Chinese mother” she explains the differences between the two. The “Western parents” tries to teach their children that learning should be fun, whereas the “Chinese mother” understands that nothing is fun until you are good at it. The “Western parents and the “Chinese mother” are compared to each other throughout the entire article. Chua tells an anecdote about one of her daughters Lulu trying to learn a piano piece. Chua kept on pushing her daughter even though Lulu was convinced that she physically was not able to do it.
The Joy Luck Club Assignment The film the Joy Luck Club was an excellent account of four different accounts of Asian American women and their grown up assimilated daughters. It dealt with the marked discrepancy in the story of the rough relationships of first generation Asian American mothers and the daughters’ complete assimilation. It was interesting viewing the mothers’ adherence to their customs and beliefs clashing with their daughters’ acceptance of the American lifestyle. In addition, the stereotypes that were perpetuated by the movie were intense, mainly of Asian men and women. By showing the beliefs and customs of the Chinese still done here in America, the film makes a massive effort to reinforce negative stereotypes such of Asians as sexist, poverty-ridden, cruel, and strange, exotic, and
In Jade Snow Wong’s Fifth Chinese Daughter, which is written by the author in a third person point of view, reveals the journey of self-maturing and self-enrichment of both the younger Jade character and older Jade Snow Wong narrator, it is like a biography. In this paper, I want to show how education, both formal and informal, plays a very important role in Jade’s life. Jade also struggles to maintain her unique idea of a good life, and with incredible determination she strongly resists many outside forces trying to keep her locked in a suffocating environment. Writing from a third person’s point of view allows me to see exactly what is happening in Jade Snow Wong’s life. Chinatowns were formed for many of the same reasons as other areas of large cities like the Irish areas in Boston and the little Italy section of North Beach.