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    Amy Tan Influence

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    Amy Tan’s past and biography have a great influence on her story “The Rules of the Game,” because she models the tense relationship between Waverly and her mother after Tan’s own relationship with her mother. Tan and Waverly were both playing a “game” against their mother. Tan gives Waverly many of the same personality traits and difficulties that Tan experienced herself in her youth and this leads to a parallel of their conflicts. Amy Tan’s mother would always push Amy when she was young, just as

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    Amy Tan Sympathy

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    When I read Amy Tan’s essay, I couldn’t help but think how much I could relate to her. The phrase that really grabbed my attention and made me feel sympathy towards Tan is when she said, “When I was fifteen, she used to have me call people… to pretend I was she. … I was forced to ask for information or even to complain and yell at people who had been rude to her” (60). I felt sympathy for Tan because I grew up with parents who didn’t know the English language perfectly and I would have to perform

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    Amy Tan Identity

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    Finding Yourself Amy Tan is a well-respected author and has experienced great success with her writing. The process of becoming a valued author wasn’t always easy for Tan but her determination kept her going. Tan dealt with the struggle of being called an “ethnic writer” and she had a difficult time embracing that she was Chinese. Tan’s Mother, Daisy, reassures Tan by saying, "you must be proud you different. You only shame is be ashame" (Moore 130). This saying has stayed with Tan and her beliefs

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    Amy Tan Essay

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    Amy Tan Amy Tan was born in 1952, in Oakland, California to Chinese immigrants John and Daisy Tan. Her family eventually settled in Santa Clara. When Tan was in her early teens, her father and one of her brothers died of brain tumors within months of each other. During this period Tan learned that her mother had been married before, to an abusive husband in China. After divorcing him, her mother fled China during the Communist takeover, leaving three daughters behind who she would not

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    amy tan Essay

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    Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” is an autobiographical look into her childhood that shows the conflict between Tan and her mother, the difference between old and new cultures, the past and the present, and parents’ expectations vs. reality. Couples of opposing elements comprise the basis of the entire story; to another extent even the title itself, “Two Kinds,” shows the friction that Tan creates. The strongest argument that Tan suggest is that this may not only be a look into her own life, rather it may be

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    Amy Tan Short Story

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    Have you ever heard of Amy Tan? Amy Tan is a well-known Asian American author. I have chosen to write about Amy Tan because this semester I have read Amy Tan’s short story “A pair of tickets” and I believe she is an interesting author. According to, Denise Moore “Amy Tan was born in the city of Oakland in California and was the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Amy Tan was an American on the outside but, from the inside, she was Chinese” (Denise Moore). Amy Tan has written many novels and short stories

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    Daughter, Amy Tan’s fifth novel, is one of her successful work. The novel put forward the question faced by the Chinese-American family in conflicts of traditional Chinese culture and American culture. This thesis is to study and realize family conflicts and cultural differences of the novel. The significance of this thesis is in the following two aspects. Firstly, this thesis analyzes family ethic values in the novel reflected by Amy Tan who is a Chinese American writer living in America. Amy Tan, born

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    Mothers are supposed to be the one person that their daughters can look up to above anybody else, but that is not always the case. Amy Chua’s Battle of the Tiger Mom and Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club portray very conflicting mother-daughter relationships through their tone. Amy Chua’s excerpt “The Violin” takes a more tense and frustrated tone during their conflict, but not one that demonstrates a poor relationship between Chua and her daughter. However, the tone of Tan’s excerpt “Jing-Mei Woo; Two

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    Amy Tan Research Paper

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    Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. As a child, her family frequently moved around, eventually settling in Santa Clara, California. Her father, John Tan, was a Baptist Minister and an electrical engineering who came to America to escape the Chinese Civil War. Tan’s mother, Daisy, fled to America to leave behind an abusive marriage in China. The traumatic early life of abuse of her mother would later inspire Amy Tan to write The Kitchen God’s Wife. Growing up, her parents

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    Amy Tan is an American Chinese writer most notably known for her critically acclaimed novel The Joy Luck Club, amongst many others. Amy Ruth Tan was born on February 19, 1952, in Oakland California to John and Daisy Tan. Both of Amy’s parents were Chinese immigrants who fled from China to escape hardships. Amy’s mother, Daisy, divorced her abusive husband and left behind three daughters before immigrating to the United States and marrying Amy’s father, John. The marriage produced three children,

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