As the train enters Shenzhen, China, Jing-mei begins to "feel Chinese. Like her father, Jing-mei is weeping for joy. After her mother's death, a letter arrived from China from her mother's twin daughters from her first marriage.
Jing-Mei is the narrator, and in memory of her dead mother, she and her father, Canning Woo, travel to China, where he and his wife were born.
Her father, at the time, is seventy-two years old, and has been away for China for many years.
The first new impressions Jing-Mei has come from watching her dad as they travel through the countryside in the train. I don't know whether it's the prospect of seeing his aunt or if it's because he's back in China, but now he looks like he's a young boy, so innocent and happy I want to button his sweater and pat his head.
Rather than feeling like the child in the relationship herself, Jing-Mei senses the child still living in her fatherand she wants to straighten his clothes and pat his head as a mother might do, for a child she loves.
Another way Jing-Mei sees her father in a new light also occurs during the train ride. For the first time I can ever remember, my father has tears in his eyes, and all he is seeing out the train window is a sectioned field of yellow, green, and brown, a narrow canal flanking the tracks, low rising hills, and three people in blue jackets riding an ox-driven cart on this early October morning.
This section of the story shoes the depth of emotion stirring within her father, and Jing-Mei notes that she has never seen him cry before in her entire life. When her father is reunited with his aunt, Aiyi, once again Jing-Mei sees the child that still lives within him. But my father is staring down at this tiny sparrow of a woman, squinting into her eyes.
And then his eyes widen, his face opens up and he smiles like a pleased little boy. I think it's funny she has just called my father "Little Wild Goose. As Jing-Mei watches her father return to the land of his birth, and family members he has been long-separated from, or has never met, she sees him in a setting that may be new to her, but not to him.
And seeing him placed so differently in this alien world, and watching the years roll off of him, Jing-Mei is able to see her father in a new light, reacting as he did when he was a child living in China. What are some of the culture differences in the short story 'Rules of the Game' by Amy Tan?
They are Chinese American and theprotagonist is frustrated with she believes is her mother trying tolive vicariously through her accomplishments as a talented chessplayer. Chinese tradition considers children as investments as wellas an outward manifestation of parenting and ambition.
While themother follows this tradition, the daughter, who identifies morewith her American roots, resists.The trip was a turning point in Tan's life. She explained her reaction in a July 4, , interview in the New York Times. For the first time, Tan "felt a sense of completeness, like having .
Amy Tan's “A Pair of Tickets” is a story of self-discovery—born in pain but eventually resolved in joy. Pain unites characters from different countries and decades. Amy Tan's A Pair of Tickets Summary of Presentation: Summary of Short Story: Symbol: Climax of the Story: Themes: Conflict and Resolution: Connection to another Work: When Jing-Mei (June-May), the main character, learns that her late mother has twin daughters living in China she soon has to make the decision on how to tell them that her mother is deceased.
Amy Tan's “A Pair of Tickets” is a story of self-discovery—born in pain but eventually resolved in joy. Pain unites characters from different countries and decades.
Amy Tan (born February 19, ) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese American experience. Her novel The Joy Luck Club was adapted into a film in by director Wayne Wang. Tan's latest book is a memoir entitled Where The Past Begins.
Nov 09, · Amy Tan's 'A Pair of Tickets'; is the account of Jing-mei, an American woman on a pilgrimage to China to meet her half-sisters, abandoned by her mother in .