Essays Tagged: "Kingston"

A general overview of Maxine Hong Kingston's "the Woman Warrior" done for an english class.

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior is a book of blending cultures, and woman's rights. It vaguely ties fiv ... ing cultures, and woman's rights. It vaguely ties five short stories and anecdotes to these themes. Kingston puts to use, a lot of symbolic figures in the book, and Chinese folk tales. The whole book ... the author, and her struggles with her gender, and nationality. The book starts out centered around Kingston's aunt and her baby in a story titled "No Name Woman", as told to Kingston by her mother, B ...

(4 pages) 153 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Country Report on Jamaica and one of its policies.

ans, Europeans, and Chinese. The country is half urban and half rural with the largest cities being Kingston, the capital city, Spanish Town and Montego Bay. The population of these cities is one-thir ... ary export item of the manufacturing sector. Jamaica's other industries (mainly concentrated in the Kingston area) include oil refining, sugar and tobacco processing, flour milling, and the production ...

(7 pages) 90 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


30. Jamaica is 885.1 km (550 miles) south of Miami, Florida, and 144.8 km (90 miles) south of Cuba. Kingston is Jamaica's capital and its major commercial centre. It is located on the south coast of t ... r with the adjoining suburb of St. Andrew, it covers approximately 258.9 sq. km (100 square miles). Kingston's natural harbour is the seventh largest in the world.Tropical climate conditions prevail i ...

(1 pages) 39 0 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Essay on Maxine Hong Kingston's "No Name Woman" and how she utilizes this story to help her integrate her two cultural identities into her own.

sense of her character through personal experience and self search. In "No Name Woman", Maxine Hong Kingston recalls the events of her aunt's life in the elusive world of her Chinese roots. The story ... t's life in the elusive world of her Chinese roots. The story of her aunt is told by her mother and Kingston recreates the events into an exploratory story to help herself figure out what part of her ...

(7 pages) 141 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay title : Dependency: women's weakness; Book title: The Woman Warrior; Book author: Maxine Hong Kingston

DependencyIn Kingston's novel, The Woman Warrior, Kingston presents mothers, aunts, daughters, and woman warriors ... even the bravest women in her novel, Brave Orchid and Fa Mu Lan are held accountable of weaknesses. Kingston takes the reader deep into each individual's personal story and experiences to prove that a ... nd experiences to prove that all women are feeble. By showing the bravest women to have weaknesses, Kingston reveals that women hold a dependency towards other beings or substances.Brave Orchid is int ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Historical and ethnographical study of rastafari religion

astafari people are a group of (primarily) men that originated in Jamaica, especially in and around Kingston, who believe in being repatriated to a designated homeland in Africa. Through their reinter ... e many more causes that formed the religion. It originally rose up out of the black urban masses of Kingston. In the 1920s-40s there was a massive influx of migration into Kingston. Most had no guaran ...

(12 pages) 85 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Marcus Garvey

's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17, 1887, Marcus Garvey was the youngest of 11 children. Garvey moved to Kingston at the age of 14, found work in a print shop, and became acquainted with the abysmal living ...

(1 pages) 1381 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

"Woman Warrior" - Analysis of the "No Name Woman"

e it is as if she had never been born.' (3)"Right from the beginning of "The Woman Warrior", Maxine Kingston grasps the reader's attention and places them in the climax of the chapter, leaving charact ... me woman" who intriguingly opens the doors for several recurring themes in this section. Ultimately Kingston's first chapter is devoted to the struggle between fitting in with the social commonplace a ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Maxine Hong Kingston's "Woman Warrior" - Symbolism of the Circle

A symbol is a concrete object which stands for the abstract. Throughout Maxine Kingston's "The Woman Warrior", a multitude of symbols are utilized to subtly express the author's u ... out of the circle, what is left? Merely a odd-shaped lump that isn't as stable as a circle. Maxine Kingston is trying to exemplify the notion that her family was like a circular bicycle tire with eve ... nt line by having sons to feed the old and the dead, who in turn look after the family (14)."Maxine Kingston's mother is shown to be an impeccably strong woman throughout this chapter. For instance, h ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Power of Words in "Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston

rch and state, but aren't words just words? Don't these intangible objects have no strength? Maxine Kingston pursues a verbal battle for civil rights while fighting the notion that words carry no weig ... so many words - 'chink' words and 'gook' words too - that they do not fit on my skin (53)." Maxine Kingston is writing The Woman Warrior to bring awareness to her cause and rally a giant army of foll ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston - Analysis of Brave Orchid in Chapter 1

The most puzzling aspect of this chapter proves to be the contradicting images that Maxine Kingston paints of her mother, Brave Orchid. During chapters one and two, Brave orchid is depicted a ... ich completely contradicts every value she tries to uphold earlier in the chapter. Why would Maxine Kingston create such a perplexing predicament? One could think that by bringing the slave under her ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Western Civilization is the Bane of Society in Maxine Hong Kingston's "Woman Warrior"

Throughout chapter four of Maxine Kingston's intriguing book, "The Woman Warrior", western civilization is shown to be the bane of soc ... t stoned her (153)," and "I wouldn't with that [returning to china] on anyone. She may stay (153)," Kingston is portraying a dismal picture of a country where widows are stoned to death and communism ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One's Voice and Silence in "Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston

The final chapter of Maxine Kingston's amazing book, The Woman Warrior, is an anthem to voice and silence. The entire chapter fo ... er focuses on Maxine trying to find her own individual voice and niche in society. At an early age, Kingston was always picked last, didn't fit in with her classmates who were allowed to participate i ... hrough the story of Fa Mu Lan. Fa Mu Lan had the burdens of her village tattooed on her back, while Kingston has the burden of her Chinese stories which have been forced upon her. Both try to avenge t ...

(3 pages) 23 0 2.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Woman Warrior

The silence of being a Chinese woman or a Chinese girl. Kingston brings home the traditional silence of herself and other little girls in the last chapter s ... es after pages and pages of talk-story is significant I believe in the life of the author/narrator. Kingston chose this to be the after-thought, or the "what came before." We as readers know that she ... n have had a tradition of silence that allowed abuse, battery, and rape to go on for years? Whether Kingston intended to bring about this train of though is besides my point. I can use her writings to ...

(1 pages) 616 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why Civic Day should be changed to Simcoe Day

ith the rest of the many reasons.John Graves Simcoe, the first governor of Upper Canada, arrived in Kingston in 1792 with his wife, Elizabeth, and his two children. But why should we honour him? Well, ...

(2 pages) 1434 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Literary analysis of the woman

Identity Crisis Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior presents the struggles of a Chinese-American woman growing up as she at ... roeder's model of interpretation will help to define the struggles and complications experienced by Kingston as relevant to my interpretation.Schroeder's model of interpretation presents eight interpr ... action, and characters. Using these interpretive elements helps to give basis to my interpretation. Kingston's novel abounds with imagery, from the ghosts and barbarians, to the different colors (blac ...

(7 pages) 44 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Woman Warrior Letter

point to all of them; I did not notice how and if they were connected and I did not understand why Kingston was telling them. Since they did not directly relate to her life, I could not see their pur ... ories to others and just hinted that some of the notions were creations of her imagination. I think Kingston uses this technique to hint to the reader that the protagonist is defining herself in the t ...

(4 pages) 24 1 4.8 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior

About the author In 1940, a person by the name of Maxine Hong Kingston was born. She was the daughter of Chinese immigrants who operated a gambling house in Stock ... up listening to the stories of other immigrants and later used the information in her own writing. Kingston was a gifted student and attended public schools. Because of her talent, she received eleve ... bachelor's degree and in November of that same year she married a man she had met in school, Earll Kingston, an actor ( Kingston earned a teaching certificate in California and ta ...

(7 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/2008

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

Historty of Planning in Jamaica

stry of National Security and Justice Parish Councilors Besides the Parliament with headquarters in Kingston, the capital city, there are also the Parish Councils (also known as Local Authorities), wh ... three years. Each of the fourteen parishes elects a Council to handle matters of local government. Kingston and Urban St. Andrew are grouped together for this purpose and called the Corporate Area wh ...

(18 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

“No Name Woman” Maxine Hong Kingston

In the essay ?No Name Woman? Maxine Hong Kingston tells a story from her Chinese culture, of a forgotten aunt whose husband went to America. ... the village. When No Name Woman gets pregnant by someone other then her husband, she threatens what Kingston terms the ?roundness,? that is the harmony and the wholeness of her family and the larger c ... ancy, threatens moral behavior enforced through centuries of tradition. ?In the village structure,? Kingston notes, ?spirits shimmered among the live creatures, balanced and held in equilibrium by tim ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy