In analyzing the story "White Tigers," by Maxine Hong Kinston I found many occurrences to be closely paralleled to my beliefs of Confucianism. For example, when the woman reflects of her childhood she remembers when she dreamt of being a woman warrior. Throughout her training as a warrior she is enlightened and treats the animals as equals. The respect for animals soon led to the actualization that all creatures should be treated with equal respect. This illustration closely inhibits the Confucianism belief of Chun tzu. The Chun tzu traditional belief can be depicted by the novel because of the hierarch of events that occurred to better herself and society. These events soon brought the woman to an ideal actualization that a true relationship with people can be found from other events.
Another particular event in this story that illustrates my belief is her methods of revenge. Although in Confucianism it is not ideal to take vengeance upon a person, if necessary the partaker should only use it to an extent.
According to the traditional belief Li that you should only exercise some things to an extent. Furthermore, I belief that the violence that took place can be justified since her actions were held only against an enemy.
Later in this novel the woman is living her life as an adult. Many of her day-to-day troubles seemed almost directly correlated to the life of Confucius. For instance, she is trying to find a job that suites her and because of the time period she cannot find a job to her satisfaction. Likewise, Confucius was looking for a job in public office and because he didn't like the way the offices practiced so he turned away. The similarities of the woman and Confucius show a need to please others, while...