Essays Tagged: "No Name Woman"

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

nd 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, Brave Orchid. Brave Orchid describes to the young ... aunt became pregnant before she was married, and premarital sex was a major taboo in their culture. Nobody in the family acclaimed this pregnancy but everyone, including the villagers had noticed it. ...

(4 pages) 153 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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.

A person's identity cannot be given to them, instead a person must achieve a sense of her character through personal experi ... ead a person must achieve a 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 h ... c. She is telling this story to Kingston to teach a lesson; never do what your aunt has done and do not bring shame upon the family name. Instead of clearly accepting this tale, Kingston has a hard ti ...

(7 pages) 141 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Women's World

d described her struggles in trying to free herself from this conflict as a Chinese American woman."No Name Woman," started with a talk-story about an aunt that Kingston never knew she had. Her aunt w ... e unrest souls in helping the deceased to enjoy their afterlife.In the old days of China, women had no part in deciding their own marriage. In other words, marriage was the beginning of a new but unce ...

(9 pages) 78 1 4.8 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Common Sense

e could assume that common sense is actually based on their culture, their environment, or their economic situation. \In Rumania 1980s, Nicolae Ceausescu, the president of Rumania at that time, stated ... inanition. Since government didn't abundant money for medical purpose, the quality of the blood was not good, it includes HIV infected blood, and those children shared needles. This caused a substanti ...

(5 pages) 30 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Woman Warrior Response

"No Name Woman" This story is the easiest of the three to understand to me. Maxine's mo ... ther told her this story once Maxine got her period to for warn her of what could happen if she was not careful. The story affects her in that she wonders more of what her aunt was like and how she be ... ulgar words add a harsher feeling to the meaning like when she uses tits and ass. I really felt her not wanting the man to be that kind of man. Her attitude towards language that she uses in the book ...

(10 pages) 17 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

“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 whos ... ten aunt whose husband went to America. During his absence the aunt mysteriously became with child. No one in her village questioned her on how the child was miraculously conceived. Instead they attac ... he ?roundness? that is created by accepted moral behavior and social stability of the village. When No Name Woman gets pregnant by someone other then her husband, she threatens what Kingston terms the ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

submissive women

n to debilitating circumstances inevitably causing them to break down and give up all together. In "No Name Women" by Hong Kingston, the mother tells a moralistic talk-story to her daughter as the con ... they are forced to endure, evoking distress and discomfort. Within the mere first few words of "The No Name Women", Kingston foreshadows fear and subordination through the discreetness of the conversa ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies