Amy Tan published her book, The Joy Luck Club in 1989. Within weeks it had reached “Bestseller” status and since has been translated into dozens of languages, it has been made into a successful motion picture and has confronted and touched tens of thousands of students and readers across the globe. The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four mothers that left their native home, China, to move to the United States of America. Each of the Mothers has a daughter and each daughter has a different way of dealing with the duality of their cultural background. The problem of telling the story of eight different people in a single book is tackled with a Mahjong game, the connecting principle for the otherwise detached families.
One of the main reasons why the Republicans overshadowed the Democrats was due to the financial support of big businesses. A major political figure of the Republicans, Mark Hanna, raised $16 million from big business’ to fund McKinley’s presidential campaign in 1896. An example of him raising money was when he raised $250,000 from Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil. From having this major financial aid, the Republicans were able to outspend the Democrats by 10:1 in the run up to the 1896 Presidential election on key factors such as advertising. Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation’s largest newspaper chain.
Running head: ASSIGNMENT 1: ESSAY "MUMMY'S CURSE" Assignment 1: Essay "Mummy's Curse" Laura Brotherton Strayer University World Cultures 1 HUM 111 Professor Mark Tolf May 03, 2013 Assignment 1: Essay "Mummy's Curse" As a young girl living in Pennsylvania, I can remember first hearing about the famous Pharaoh King Tutankhamen. This was during the time when an exhibit, known as the Treasures of Tutankhamen, traveled the United States. Along with all the stories about the beautiful treasures from the tomb, were also the stories of King Tut’s curse, which traveled like wildfire among my young friends and I. Late night sleepovers were a fun, but often scary time when we turned the lights out and told scary stories about ghosts and mummies. It was also about that time that Steve Martin wrote and performed the famous song about King Tut.
There were over one third of the countries population unemployed and there was no dole money to fall back on, therefore in order to get money you had to earn it. Some families couldn’t afford to stay in their houses so they were forced to live in settlements called Hoovervilles. Whilst people were in the Hoovervilles they would sing depressing songs making the atmosphere even more depressing. The story begins when George and Lennie prepare to arrive at a ranch to work and the story ends in tragedy just four days later. During the four days we learn not only about the friendship between George and Lennie but their dreams and aspirations of a better life free from work.
The book the Good Earth, written by Pearl S. Buck was made in the twentieth century and is about Wang lung a poor farmer trying to survive on the good earth. Wang lung has one dream and that is to prosper and live as a rich man but many things come to destroy the one thing he loves. Wang lung has a family to feed cloth and help prosper but all of that can be gone once there is a horrible famine that struck china forcing Wang lung and his family to pack up all their belongings and leave the one place they know and love. Now Wang lung has to rely on his family to help him survive in the south but how can you have so much hope when you’re starving, poor and tired how long can you survive without the good earth. When his family was very poor it affected their lives in many ways.
Living at Manzanar was life at its toughest. If you wanted to eat, you had to work to get it. You had to work to live, which is what we do today, but in poor living conditions was tough. They didn’t even give you enough blankets. One night the mom had to put all their clothes on themselves just to stay warm.
The revelation of her poverty to the people she meets, who doesn’t exactly give her the things she needs, makes her feel mortified. There are countless needs for an individual in poverty, which they do not receive. When Parker sought for help she got it but it was barely enough for the necessities she and her children need. She uses logos to explain the cause and effect of the seventy-eight dollars she gets every month. She pays twenty dollars rent and the “rest goes for food.” This is the reason why she and her children can’t get the other necessities they need, including the children’s education.
Kristina Anderson 3/9/10 Period 6 Mr. Lemon The Truth About Anne The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Anne Frank, is a marvelously moving story about her personal life as she was living through the Holocaust. Everything she wrote in there is what was actually happening, and it all came straight from her diary, word for word. From the time she moved out of her home in Holland to her last diary entry before her, her family, and everyone else in the “secret annexe” were captured, it explains all the struggles and hardships everyone was going through. Anne was a bright and lovely thirteen-year-old girl who loved to learn.
She vividly details out the importance of each holiday and each traditions she has to follow as a child growing up in a Chinese family, the Chinese traditions were rather strict than the recent modern generations such as mine. However, even though all of her childhood activities were just briefly touched, one can still tell that the pain Jade had to endure started at a very early stage of her life. It is only normal for all to believe that a person should have an innocent, joyful and worry free childhood no matter what, because this will help to shape the majority of one’s personality, beliefs and many other traits; in Jade’s case, this form of “early education”