Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior The cultural difference in the world has the last couple of years shown more than ever before. Here in the west we tend to look at other cultures’ way of up-bring their children and say they are doing it wrong, because we do not do like them. China is an example of that. The Chinese parents have a very strict way of bringing up their children, and we often look strangely at that. The Chinese mother Amy Chua is trying to justify how the Chinese parents are acting and defend the Chinese parenthood in an article which was posted in “the wall street journal”.
It is other factors such as age and location that contribute to the relationship and determine the level of closeness. Emily’s lack of emotion towards her mother can be attributed to a number of issues in her youth. Since Emily was born, her mother had been working diligently to support the family. To make matters worse, she was only nineteen when Emily was born. Her husband left early on in Emily’s life and her mother was forced to leave her with friends or send her to day care.
“A Broken Tradition” The short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan is about contrasting ideals as the title suggests. A mother and daughter, Jing-mei, disagree consistently as they are divided by old traditions and new age cultures. Jing-mei’s mother has an ideal goal set for her daughter and what her daughter should achieve. Jing-mei resents her mother’s ideals about old traditions and new opportunities. This causes Jing-mei to do less than her best throughout her life as she grows into a Chinese woman of America.
As an adult, Wong realizes that she had lost an opportunity to become a more complete Individual when she let go Chinese identity. Part 2: Reaction In “The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl.” Wong talks about her cultural experience. It is sad that she denied her Chinese culture and missed the chance to have a mixed culture. She refused to accept her Chinese origins, which her family was intent on keeping. Chinese culture has a long history, and to inherit one’s culture is valuable; Wong should have cherished it.
The daughters disagree and believe divorce is ok. The Mothers belief stems from old Chinese culture while the daughters belief stems from American culture where divorces are very common. Another chinese belief the mothers believe that every women should be married. That conflicts with the american belief that a woman is not required to get married, this creates conflict among the daughters. The daughters of the members of the joy luck club grow up struggling to balance
She States, “My mother is dead and I am on a train, carrying with me her dreams of coming home. I am going to China.” (Tan 128).The setting of Guangzhou, China, helps June May realize the extreme changes of place and culture. June May was never able to understand the roots of her culture as a child; not because her parents didn’t not try to teach it to her, but because it was not part of the surroundings where she was brought up. She is finally able to resolve this struggle after going overseas with her father and meeting her twin sisters for the first time in over thirty years. Her desire to learn more about her mother’s past and culture, only pushes her to make her mother’s dream come true and to finally get rid of the guilt conscience.
One can tell by reading the story, that Jing is a young character and how she does not realize about her mother’s good intentions for always wanting the best for her. Reading Amy Tan’s biography we get a sense of her personal life story through the character Jing. The biography states “that the tensions and conflicts produced by her dual heritage eventually found their way into her fiction, which often portrays the generational conflicts in immigrant families”(Huntley 3). We understand that Amy Tan was the daughter of a Chinese
The two stories expose the fate of women suffering from patriarchy and sexism in China. Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan illustrate a cultural view on women's rights in the past. They tell stories of being raised by immigrant mothers, and dissolving into American society. They show immigrants trying to pass on their values, instincts, and knowledge to the second generation. Kingston and Tan express their main concerns about the Chinese tradition existing for families that live outside China; they focus on the significance of telling stories, family values, and gender
One of the first problems that will cause a couple to fall out of love quickly is unemployment. Once there is no money coming into a house, love will diminish. It has been my observation that love does not conquer the fact that people are unable to pay their bills and enjoy the pleasures of life. I have witnessed firsthand the problems that occur with the lack of finances. My aunt married her high school sweetheart, and has said several times that he is the only man that she has ever loved.
Nora behaves childishly and he enjoys treating her like a child to be instructed and indulged. Soon an old friend of Nora's, Christine Linde, arrives. She is a childless widow who is moving back to the city. Her husband left her no money, so she has tried different kinds of work, and now hopes to find some work that is not too strenuous. Nora confides to Christine that she once secretly borrowed money from a disgraced lawyer, Nils Krogstad, to save Torvald's life when he was very ill, but she has not told him in order to protect his pride.