The Role of Social Networks in the Economic Opportunities
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It has been extensively recorded that in most cases women do not have similar economic opportunities as their male counterparts. Women seem to represent bigger unemployment levels, bigger absorption in informal jobs as well as lower earnings as compared to men. Studies on the differences in labor market figures have predictably emphasized on the role […]

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Economy Two Kinds
The Chinese-American background of Amy Tan has influenced her works
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An author’s cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the […]

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Mother Tongue
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Rhetorical Analysis of “Mother Tongue” written by Amy Tan “So easy to read”(p. 4). Amy Tan ends her essay, “Mother Tongue” with this short and even grammatically wrong sentence. She tells us this mother’s brief review is a proof of success of her writing. Why does she think that easiness is an essence of her […]

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Amy tan English Language Mother Tongue Writer
Suyuan and Jing-Mei’s Relationship in the Joy Luck Club
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Suyuan and Jing-Mei’s relationship in The Joy Luck Club In The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Jing-Mei and her mother have a very rocky relationship. Tan develops a relationship between Suyuan and Jing-Mei that is distant in the beginning due to culture differences and miscommunication, but gradually strengthens with time and understanding. Both of […]

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Mother Tongue By Amy Tan Analysis
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“Mother Tongue,” explains that different types of English affect someone’s response and attitude. Because Tan wrote this essay about her mother, she mainly describes the responses her mother gets with her broken English. Tan’ s purpose is to show how broken English speakers are dissuaded from perfecting it and h owe they are looked down […]

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Amy tan English Language Mother Tongue Philosophy Reason
English final paper
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Amy touches upon the subject of language barriers creating societal monsters. Amy Tan’s mother not being able to speak great English consistently had trouble communicating her thoughts and feelings towards strangers she met. Her accent was also a apart of It of the problem. Even with all that Amy could understand her mom perfectly. However […]

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Thoughtful Laughter
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Thoughtful Laughter Amy Tan uses thoughtful laughter in her novel, The Joy Luck Club, to make a point through laughter or humor. Thoughtful laughter is effective because it grabs the attention of the reader and expresses a point, whether the reader knows it or not. One scene that provokes thoughtful laughter is in the chapter […]

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Adolescence Amy tan Laughter Thought
Learning English as a Second Language
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Listening, speaking, reading and writing are four of the most essential steps for people learning a new language. English is not my first language, it is my third, and I have spent a lot of time and effort to going through these steps. As an individual learning a new language, I can definitely say it […]

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Amy tan English Language Learning Linguistics Second Language
Amy Tan Fish Cheeks
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Amy Tan and Maya Angelou come from highly different civilizations. and seeking to experience accepted in American Culture. Both writers discuss a feeling of being an castaway and how their cultural differences set them apart. However. Amy Tan efficaciously uses narrative and description to picture her sense of isolation from the dominant American civilization. Angelou’s […]

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Amy tan Feeling Fish Fish Cheeks
Two Kinds vs. Yellow Wallpaper
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Two Kinds vs. The Yellow Wallpaper Literature 210 After reading two very different pieces of literature one could come to the conclusion that there are many similarities and many differences between them. By comparing and contrasting the two short stories Two Kinds by Amy Tan, and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilmans we can […]

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Fiction The Yellow Wallpaper Two Kinds
Champion of the World
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Maya Angelou’s Champion of the World and Amy Tan’s Fish Cheeks both trade with racial differences within America. Angelou’s piece presented what it was like for African-Americans during a important event in the center of the apartheid – the turn between Joe Louis, the World Champion. and his white rival. Through the usage of two […]

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The Joy Luck Club – Acceptance
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Oscar Wilde once said, “what seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”. By getting through bitter trials, one is awarded with blessings that come in different forms and shapes. These trials can range from a wide variety of tasks such as learning to change one’s views or perspectives by becoming more […]

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Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan
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1. Because she is afraid of what Robert would say about her family and what, to her opinion, are the strange ways and manners of her family members. She is ashamed that Robert will find out how weird her Chinese family and relatives act and disappointed at their Chinese version of a Christmas dinner. 2. […]

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Fish Cheeks Pride Shame
Brief Explanations on Two Kinds Characters
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Mr. Chong—also known as Old Chong—is Jing-mei’s deaf and partially blind piano teacher. When she realizes that he can’t hear the music, she stops trying to hit the right notes; when she sees that he can’t read fast enough to follow the sheet music, she just keeps up the rhythm and he is pleased. At […]

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Fiction Literature Two Kinds
Amy Tan Style Analysis
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In Amy Tan’s novel of conflicting cultures, The Joy Luck Club, the narrators contemplate their inability to relate from one culture to another. The novel is narrated by and follows the connected stories about conflicts between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-raised daughters. Jing-mei, one of the daughters, has taken her mother’s place in a […]

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Amy tan English Language Literature
Two Kinds
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“Two kinds” is one of the best Amy Tan’s novels which was published in the Atlantic monthly in February 1989. “Two Kinds” deals with the intricate relationship between a mother [Suyuan] and a daughter [Jing-mei]. Tan narrates the different ideology that of a mother who was born in China well before communist revolution and thus […]

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Reason Two Kinds
Joe Louis and Fish Cheeks
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Being a different nationality than those of a more prevalent country can easily dictate whether one feels misplaced, different, or mistreated. In Maya Angelou’s “Champion of the World”, she recounts a scene of a boxing match between Joe Louis and Carnera in which the outcome of the match was very important because it would determine […]

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Fish Fish Cheeks
Although Amy Tan, Frank O’Connor, and Tom Whitecloud
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Although Amy Tan, Frank O’Connor, and Tom Whitecloud are three different writers with very diverse backgrounds, their stories have some similar themes.  All three of these stories deal with problems that children face because they come from a different culture than others in their family.

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