Amy Chua stirs up a controversial topic of the differences between Chinese and Western parenting styles in the article “Adapted from Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”. One may believe that the Chinese way is too harsh as others may believe Western parents are too lenient. Any parent can relate to one or both parenting styles that Chua is discussing. This article is reaching out to parents who are unaware of the Chinese and Western parenting styles. To give the readers a better understanding of how each parenting style works. This article was based on Chua’s personal experiences as a Chinese parent.
Sharon M. Draper in the suspenseful novel, Tears of a Tiger, illustrates the depression that goes on inside of a person when losing a loved one or friend. Draper supports her theme by illustrating what goes on through the mind of the protagonist, Andy Jackson, and what led him to committing his suicidal actions. The author’s purpose is to raise awareness of how the loss of someone close can lead to multiple scenarios. Survivors tend to blame themselves for what happened and may become depressed and often suicidal.
Each character has a different grieving process throughout the three books, the characters are dealing with loss of parents, and each character goes through the grieving process differently. Through the lens of psychology theory, sudden deaths of a parent in childhood affect the identity of children dealing with grief in Tiger Eyes by Judy Bloom, Grief Girl by Erin Vincent, and Tear Drop Soup by Pat Schubert and Chuck Deklyen resemble the different grieving processes of death by establishing moments of denial, anger, and isolation. In each book the characters are dealing with aspects that affect their denial, anger, and isolation. Family dynamics in the characters life is important because it is the characters support system. Each book has
I relate to Betty Cooper in Riverdale because she has had some traumatic events happen to her. For instance, her parents want to get divorced, she witnessed her brother kill someone, she had to hide a body and she has to keep secrets from her boyfriend to keep him safe. I relate to some of that. For example, I relate to keeping secrets from people because I have had
Connection to Self: Tears of a Tiger I can relate to the novel Tears of a Tiger to my own life . According to the text , Robert was in a bad car accident that resulted in a fire with his friends. Rob was the only one who did not survive and that is terrifying. I know I can relate to him because I was in a car accident when I was around four or five years old. Me and my mom were both in the accident when we had just dropped my brother off right before we flipped and it was terrifying, and though I cannot remember much thankfully, sadly I do remember some of what it was like. The car flipped I believe two times and I was flying out of the window while the car was on top of my mom and I broke my shoulder, but my mom was severely damaged
In 2005, David Wallace delivered his insightful “Kenyon Commencement Speech,” where he persuades his audience to change the way they think. He introduces the idea of a default setting to his audience, or in other words, a person’s unconscious perspective where situations are all about themselves. In 2011, Amy Chua
What would you do if you had the opportunity to make 3 wishes? Would you do it? The story "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W Jacobs starts with Mr.White's good friend, Sergeant Major Morris coming into their house one day and introduces the Monkey's Paw to them that he got from India that he did not want anymore and also tried to sell. The Monkey's Paw could grant 3 wishes but some say it brings good luck with grave consequences. This is what happened to the White family. The Monkey's Paw brought great calamity to the whole family. In the end, I think that the father Mr.White is the most responsible for the family's sorrow.
Neglected and left for dead, man’s best friend shows the importance of never leaving its companion’s side. Under circumstances of weakness, mankind tends to put aside important factors of their daily lives and focus on themselves. However, a dog even when suffering internally, will put aside its pain and strive for its companions love and approval. Updike in the poem, Dog’s Death, uses the concept of diction, imagery, and symbolism to show readers the loyalty of a dog throughout its life no matter the circumstance that approaches its daily life.
Have you ever wondered who’s behind the little voice in your head that tells you, “You can’t do this. You do not have what it takes to make a difference, so why even try?” His name is FEAR and he plays the role of antagonist in the story of your life. You must rid yourself of FEAR, as it robs you from being your best. It keeps you from seeing the best in others. Ultimately, FEAR hinders your ability to personally grow and develop because it creates an atmos-FEAR of in-FEAR-iority.
My connections examined the different ways people choose to deal with the feeling of pain and loss. My four texts are Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton, Imaginary Heroes directed by Dan Harris, How We Survive written by Mark Rickerby, and Still I Rise written by Maya Angelou. Tears in
What is the best way to raise the future? Is it “Chinese Parenting” or “Western parenting”? This controversy aroused in 2011 when an excerpt from Amy Chua’s memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was published in the Wall Street Journal. Amy Chua is a Harvard graduate, Yale law professor, and a Chinese mother Sohpia and Lulu. Chua’s interpretation and execution of being a Chinese parent has sparked controversy from parents across the globe. Chua has received rapport from “Readers from Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan.” Although, in China readers thought her memoir was trying to promote youth liberties. On the other hand, Chua’s novel stunned readers from Western Europe and Scandinavia, and infuriated the United States. In her re-published novel she includes an afterword in which she details the backlash she has received. For instance, Meredith Vieira said, “Just some of the things people are saying about you: ‘She 's a monster.’ ‘The way she raised her kids is outrageous.’”(Chua 231) As a response to Chua’s memoir and Wall Street Journal article many educators and parents have published their support or dismay. Professor of Clinical Psychology, David Rollock and Ph.D Psychology student Priscilla Lui of Purdue University are co-authors of “Tiger mother: Popular and psychological scientific perspectives on Asian culture and parenting” from the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, an article that raises concern for the mental health of children raised by tiger parents. Sun
Tear Stained Character The crisp night air blew the curtains in my pink bedroom as me and my older cousins played charades among Christmas lights that I had hung up earlier that day. We giggled and screamed and made music videos to loud songs and made up jokes that would last a lifetime; as the night progressed we only had more fun. My eyes grew heavy around ten o’clock and my eldest cousin slipped out of the room after she had just yelled at us after my nine year cousin threw a monchichi stuffed monkey which cascaded across the room leaving a red mark on the eldests forehead. When she left the rest of us, my nine year old cousin my sister and I, all clambered into the big queen blow up bed which we had covered with an assortment of
BASIC FACTS The oil on canvas “Tears of Joy in the Garden of Giants” by Michael Zancan was created in south west France back in January of 2011. This surreal artist plunges into his fantasies creating mystical worlds filled with vivid hues and outstanding details. A long process awaited this particular piece. During one of his travels, the first draft got misplaced at a metro station for many months. Filled with hope, Zancan continued his research of varying structural forms that 1900’s dome glasshouses used in order to incorporate them into his masterpiece. Fortunately, he found architectural inspiration within the walls of The Grand Palais in Paris. A digital painting was drafted using the old sketch he had initially lost in the metro and on, December 2005 the first draft was ready for critique. This digital prototype served as a guide for the 120 by 200 cm oil on canvas. On to the drawing board! Fascinated by the vivid world, Zancan gave two additional coats of oil on the art to enhance the painting’s contrast before its final reveal. To this day, the original canvas remains by romantic’s side in France. Zancan is strategic, he wants to increase his popularity seeing that, his art’s value will growth along with it. In addition, high quality prints can be obtained and purchased through his web page.
This poem is written in the form of a rhetorical, persuasive, legalistic plea made on the behalf a leopard that has been displaced from its natural habitat and placed in the confines of a “cage” or confines of civilization. This poem through its use of the symbolism and metaphors the of civilization and the leopard explores the relationship between an imperialistic western colonial power and its colonies as being exploitative, hypocritical and structural.
“The Elephant Vanishes” Analysis “The Elephant Vanishes” is an old Japanese short story that was published in 1993. It was written by an intelligent Japanese author named Murakami Haruki. He is a well-respected writer, who wrote this story by using a clear and calm tone. He uses this technique to develop his theme of unbalance that mixes with reality with a fictional plot. To develop the theme, Haruki creates a strong narrator, who tries to maintain his sanity from feeling unbalance. However, when the narrator could not, he continues to investigate the missing elephant. Later in the story, the narrator noticed how the elephant’s absences changed his behavior, and lost control of himself. Murakami established a strong, effective narrator, symbolism of unbalance, and imagery to portray his theme of unbalance for “The Elephant Vanishes.”