Good job at pointing out how the two twins never even had the chance to see their mother yet the one daughter grew up with her and took her somewhat for granted. At a young age, Jing- Mei was in denial of her ethnic identity. Soon she fainted and awoke in the back of a truck filled with sick people who were being tended by American missionaries. One day he brings her home a pair of tickets to a fancy ball. Then her mother dies when Jing-Mei is in her 30's, and only three months after her father receives a letter from her twin daughters, Jing-Mei's half sisters.
They eventually overcome these difficulties with confessions from their mothers, to start to build their own new identities, with more acceptance of their ethnicity. The twins grow up and only knew who their mother was and looked like because of the photos she left them when they were babies. Jing-mei's mother always hoped of reuniting with her daughters she left behind long ago, but she died of an aneurysm before the opportunity arose. Jing-Mei thought that China would be more of a run-down looking place, but it turns out China is not foreign as she thinks it is. All her life she has denied everything Chinese that is in her, Americanizing herself as much as possible. I also like how you pointed out the Jing-Mei accepted herself after visiting her family in China.
Her mother's words were foreshadowing the feelings she had about her Chinese identity. Although both of the authors write about the differences between genuine heritage and false ideas of heritage, Alice Walker conveys the differences characters by mainly describing what the three main characters do, say and think, while Amy Tan handles this material by mostly portraying what Jing Mei sees, hears and thinks. For the first time in her life, June asks about her Chinese name, and gets a better understanding about why Suyuan raised June so forcefully, following the sacrifice of her daughters. Her mother told her that she could read her fortune in her face. When Jing-mei first enters Guangzhou, the scenery is filled with gray and dull cement buildings and one gets a sense of lifelessness.
Each ticket should be valued on it's own merit. Both the mother and Maggie are traditional characters, who are proud of their black heritage. Gradually throughout the story, Jing-mei peels back the layers of her American-self, to find the part of her that is Chinese. Canning Woo He is the 72-year-old father of the narrator and the husband of Suyuan. He has also been separated from his Chinese relatives since he was 10-years-old. Climax Her sisters give her the ability to accept her Chinese identity, because she realizes that what makes you Chinese is in your blood. All of these are her first steps to finding her identity.
Nothing good seems to come from challenging fate, until Canning offers a new start to her life. It has been years since she has been to China and she feels the need to understand why her mom was so set on the fact that. The worry seeps into her sleep, causing nightmares. Amy Tans A Pair Of Tickets is a story concerning family and roots. Alice Walker is exploring the concept of heritage as it applies to an African-American family. The three sisters are their mother — and yet they are not. In Guangzhou, Canning reunites with his aunt for the first time in forty years.
Jing-Mei and her father next head to Shanghai to see the twins. They are Chinese American and theprotagonist is frustrated with she believes is her mother trying tolive vicariously through her accomplishments as a talented chessplayer. But my mother had studied at a famous nursing school in Shanghai and she said she knew all about genetics. You should do your paper on this!!! The first new impressions Jing-Mei has come from watching her dad as they travel through the countryside in the train. Theme: Accept, and show interest in yourself and your family.
Brothers: Winston, Vincent The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan: Book Notes Summary All Content Copyright©TheBestNotes. As soon as she enters China, she immediately feels different, and senses her true connection to her heritage. Instead the novel is told in a series of seemingly unrelated pieces. She has false thoughts of her heritage. Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, converging primarily on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an emigrant from China and the daughter is fully Americanized --yellow on the surface and white underneath. The protagonist of the story is Jing-mei.
She met Canning Woo in the hospital. But my father is staring down at this tiny sparrow of a woman, squinting into her eyes. Chong is Jing M … eis's deaf piano teacher, heteaches Jing Mei but cannot hear her mistakes. Lastly, the picture that is taken of the twins and Jing-Mei when they meet is a key picture that is taken. Her mother has recen tly died, and they have come from their home in San Francisco to China to visit relatives.
Next, I will be looking at the climax of the story. She now understands that even in America, some part of her has always been Chinese. The setting affects the story by allowing herself to examine her sense of personal identity. She regrets not having taught Waverly enough about her Chinese heritage. In response, Jing-Mei's mother predicted that one day, something would trigger this connection, saying, 'Someday you'll see…It is in your blood, waiting to be let go. Feeling miserable, hungry, and exhausted and with bleeding feet and hands from the journey, Suyuan felt she could not go on.
At that moment, the three women embrace and murmur 'Mama, mama,' in reference to the woman who gave birth to them. Jing-Mei gives information that she has learned about the twins through their correspondence, and Canning Woo relates the pathetic plight of Suyuan as she left Kweilin and lost the twins. The death of their mother is what initially drives Jing-Mei to fly out to China and meet her twin sisters. However, some people from the racial stereotyping societies had disapproved this discrimination and had fought for their rights; because they believed that all humans are equal and must converge together as a unity of equality. Men and women are standing on narrow platforms, scraping the sides, working without safety straps or helmets.