Essays Tagged: "mother daughter"

"The Kitchen God's Wife": Chinese Culture, Relationships, Adversity

onships, AdversityAmy Tan's novel "The Kitchen God's Wife" is the story of a relationship between a mother and daughter that is much more than it seems. This touchingly beautiful narrative not only te ... , and also deals with issues such as Chinese culture's expectations of women, abortion, friendship, mother-daughter relationships, and the strength of women in the face of adversity. Tan even sets the ...

(11 pages) 128 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club".

In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan explores the different mother-daughter relationships between the characters, and at a lower level, relationships between fr ... the characters, and at a lower level, relationships between friends, lovers, and even enemies. The mother-daughter relationships are most likely different aspects of Tan's relationship with her mothe ... providing the reader and ultimately the characters with an understanding of the mentalities of both mother and daughter, and why each one is the way she is. Amy Tan explores the difficulties in growin ...

(12 pages) 153 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Giver" by Lois Lowery.

s suited emotionally, physically and mentally" (Hurst). Every family unit has four people a father, mother, daughter, and son. The family members are always happy. This world is free from hunger, dise ... d his parents, " Do you love me?" (Lowry 127) His parents were slightly amused by the question; his mother explained that love was an inappropriate word to describe their feelings for him. They cared ...

(6 pages) 61 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Joy Luck Club

nts of Chinese immigrants. In the book, The Joy Luck Club, written by Amy Tan, this is portrayed in mother-daughter relationships. Lindo Jong tries to teach Waverly, her daughter, about all the Chines ... daughter, about all the Chinese values, beliefs, and traditions. Waverly is affected greatly by her mother's Chinese culture and finally, at the end of the book, finally realizes what it means to be C ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Joy Luck Club

Social PsychologyJoy Luck Club;The Joy Luck Club explores the different mother-daughter relationships between the characters, and at a lower level, relationships between fr ... viding the viewer--and ultimately, the characters--with an understanding of the mentalities of both mother and daughter, and why each one is the way she is. The two main themes of the story I will be ... cepts and sentiments from one culture to another. The incomplete cultural understanding of both the mothers and the daughters owes to their incomplete knowledge of language. Additionally, the barriers ...

(5 pages) 80 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Child Abuse Case Article - Based on a true story from a local newspaper

s been reported by city officials in a small town in England, of a daughter being abused by her own mother, apparently after coming back from a party with her friends.Investigators are looking into wh ... , and multiple fines.A tenant in the basement of the family's house did not give any comment on the mother-daughter relations in that house.This was not the first time the abused girl called the city' ...

(1 pages) 27 0 2.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters > Child Abuse

Title: Literary Analysis of the short story "Girl" by Jamica Kincaid.

Analysis Paper #1Throughout time mother/daughter relationships have been tattered as woman's liberation has taken place. Many mothers ... ash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry." (Kincaid 296) This is the mother telling the daughter that this is the way to do things. The mother also goes on to describe o ... setting a role in the interpretation of the theme. Many young girls started to rebel against their mothers as they decided to work out of the home. The young girl in the story is building resentment ...

(3 pages) 20896 0 2.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Awakening Kate Chopin

9th century customs demanded that woman be defined in relationship to the men in their life - wife, mother, daughter - and not as separate human beings with a defined-self outside their family relatio ... Kate O'Flaherty on February 8, 1851, Chopin was the daughter of an Irish father and a French-Creole mother. Their home was St. Louis, where her father was a successful businessman, but died in a train ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Mother/Daughter Conflict in Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and "Best Quality".

depict a struggling and often stressful relationship between a defiant daughter and an overbearing mother. June Mei and her mother Suyuan engage in a destructive battle between what is possible and w ... ructive battle between what is possible and what is realistic. June, although headstrong, seeks her mother's approval and adoration. Suyuan, although patronizing, yearns for her daughter's obedience a ...

(8 pages) 147 1 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hippocrates

ippocrates's person. Soranus stated that Hippocrates's father, a physician, was Heraclides, and his mother, daughter of Phenaretis, was named Praxitela. He had two sons, Thessalus and Draco, and a son ...

(1 pages) 16 1 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Homeless in Lancaster" (Ethnography of a Subculture)

ncaster have a face, a name, and an identity. At any point in time these people are still someone's mother, daughter, father, sister, son, husband or wife. People are quick to make assumptions when th ... ncaster have a face, a name, and an identity. At any point in time these people are still someone's mother, daughter, father, sister, son, husband or wife. People are quick to make assumptions when th ...

(18 pages) 56 0 3.8 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

ldn’t answer the vital question – where was my life headed? I got swept up in the wave of mother/daughter lunches, father/daughter dinners and the infamous schoolies but what did it all even ...

(8 pages) 21 1 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

The Joy Luck Club- Movie Vs. Film

omen and the lives of their children in America. Amy Tan's novel focused and explored the different mother- daughter relationships between the character's friends, lovers and even enemies.The book is ... ter's friends, lovers and even enemies.The book is organized into four sections, two devoted to the mothers and two devoted to the daughters. This organized setting will be definitely included in the ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Short Story Analysis: "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

hools which provided a british style education (Britannica). Her father was a cabinet maker and her mother was a political activist (Britannica). By the age of sixteen, she left her home in St. John's ... irl", "At The Bottom Of The River", "Annie John", "A Small Place", "Lucy", "The Autobiography Of My Mother", and "My Brother". "Girl" was written in 1978 and was her first fiction story, it focussed o ...

(6 pages) 8858 0 4.3 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Pageants

Pageants are a "queen for the day", extra-curricular activity. It is something my mother and I have done together on the weekends, it is a way for us to have mother-daughter bonding ...

(1 pages) 442 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

The Joy Luck Club and Its Analysis of Familial Relationships

course of the novel. The original context of the story was to examine her life and the life of her mother in order to forge as stronger bond between them. Instead, Tan's novel takes the mother/daught ... ithin a story, is essential to the development of the novel. The alternating views between the four mothers and daughters often lend themselves to the identification with characters through in the nov ...

(6 pages) 27 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Ethics in Society - Values Clarification

life. My friends would probably tell you that for me family comes first, however I would not be the mother, daughter, lover or friend I was today without incredible personal and emotional growth, my g ... r forget those less fortunate than you, give back to the community you live in and tread lightly on mother earth, not as those before you. Protect and sustain the planet and teach respect for her so t ...

(9 pages) 79 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Simple Truth

y is a profound struggle for Hulga. It is most apparent in her relationship with Mrs. Hopewell, her mother. Mrs. Hopewell claims that "nothing is perfect" (173) and because of this fact, she is able t ... an simply altering what people call her. Although the struggle for identity is most apparent in the mother-daughter quarrel, the way Hulga views herself is shown through the name change as well. A nam ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature