The Woman Warrior

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  • The Woman Warrior

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    Maxine Hong Kingston's memoir The Woman Warrior, details the many holes in Kingston's life story. As her family traded in China for America, some of Kingston's family history got lost in the transition. She attempts to uncover her family's past through extrapolating talk-stories. In a memoir reliant on reiterated stories, the reader questions the reliability of the information. These talk-stories retold by Kingston may have transformed into something more than they originally were. As Kingston pieces

  • The Woman Warrior And The Crucible

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    characters that are either dynamic or static. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Maxine Hong Kinston’s The Woman Warrior, dynamic and static characters play large roles in developing the plot. Mary Warren, in The Crucible, is a dynamic character whose unpredictability and compliance affects not only her own fate but also the fate of others in the play. In contrast, Brave Orchid, in The Woman Warrior is a static character whose views on women’s equality remain the same as the novel progresses. While Mary

  • The Woman Warrior Analysis

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    Maxine Hong Kingston uses her memoire The Woman Warrior as a way to bring to life many talk stories she heard while growing up in a Chinese immigrant home. The Woman Warrior is a complex piece of writing that is able to weave fantasy and reality into one singular unit. Throughout the book Kingston explores the various obstacles that Chinese women faced in their life, whether it be as an immigrant in America or as a young women still in China. Each woman in the book had their own unique experience

  • Woman Warrior Essay

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    The Woman Warrior Argumentative Essay Maxine Hong Kingston’s novel The Woman Warrior is a series of narrations, vividly recalling stories she has heard throughout her life. These stories clearly depict the oppression of woman in Chinese society. Even though women in Chinese Society traditionally might be considered subservient to men, Kingston viewed them in a different light. She sees women as being equivalent to men, both strong and courageous. In a few stark story, depressing in their own

  • Patriarchy In The Woman Warrior

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    what an author exactly means to convey to their readers. The same is undeniably true within Maxine Hong Kingston’s memoir The Woman Warrior, a nonlinear hodgepodge of ghosts, white tiger and tongues. In the traditional roman fleuve, the protagonist strives to reconcile self and society so that they can construct a coherent self and achieve wholeness, in The Woman Warrior however, Kingston cannot reconcile. The fact is, Kingston has internalized so many doctrinal values of the patriarchy, that she

  • The Woman Warrior Analysis

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    In The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston crafts a fictitious memoir of her girlhood among ghosts. The book’s classification as a memoir incited significant debate, and the authenticity of her representation of Chinese Americanism was contended by Asian American scholars and authors. The Woman Warrior is ingenuitive in its manipulation of the autobiographical genre. Kingston integrates the importance of storytelling in the evolution of her identity and relates her method of exploring self-discovery

  • The Woman Warrior Summary

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    In Maxine Hong Kingston’s “The Woman Warrior”, in chapter 2 “White Tigers” Kingston says that Chinese immigrants say things such as “better to raise geese than girls”. They also say “Chinese executed women who disguised themselves as soldiers or students, no matter how bravely they fought or how high they scored on the examinations”. I argue that in doing this, the texts suggest shockingly, that Chinese immigrants continue to treat woman as if they are worthless, which is why Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Analysis Of The Woman Warrior

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    Maxine Hong Kingston uses several different points of view in her novel, The Woman Warrior. A different perspective is utilized in each chapter depending on the focus of the story being told. For instance, Kingston describes any experiences of her childhood in first person. On the other hand, any story that focuses on her mother or her family in general is told in third person. By doing this, she is able to convey each story from the viewpoint that best describes the story whether it be from the

  • Reflection Of The Woman Warrior

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    In 1976 Maxine Hong Kingston won the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best work of non-fiction for her book The Woman Warrior: Memories of a Girlhood among Ghosts, a novel built up from a collection of stories that draw on from Chinese folklore and myth intertwined with her own life’s experiences and episodes from her and other female family members’ life. While labelled as an autobiography, American readers enthusiastically welcomed it as work of fiction that deals with the exotic, mysterious

  • Woman Warrior Essay

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    A Warrior’s Triumph      The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston presents the story of a girl trapped between the cultures of her surrounding environment and that which her mother and family have forced upon her. Knowing only the Chinese way of life, this girl’s mother attempts to familiarize her daughter, whom is also the narrator, with the history of their family. The mother shares this heritage through the use of stories in hopes the narrator will be prepared for her

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