Wednesday, March 6, 2019
A Brief Analysis on The Woman Warrior
The Woman Warrior Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (1976), was written by a Chinese-American author named, Maxine Hong Kingston. It is said to relate the real stories of Kingstons life. (Wiley Publishing.).It tells about the clash of nuance between Chinese and American, which is why this book became very interesting. As a Chinese who was born and grew up in America, she was exposed to American socialization.Americans be more liberal manpower and women have equal rights to everything, and they live a very advanced, fast paced life. ex dissemblely it wasnt easy at all for Kingston, because she was bounded by the rules of Chinese culture enforced by her mother, who in the story, is named, Brave Orchid.Brave Orchid refused to adapt American culture, and she sees good traditional values of Chinese as ideal, so she make her children learn English instead. In order for the children to become flexible to accost the English language, she had their tongues cut. (Passage 3.).So Kingsto n grew up with a very strong-willed mother, and this make her hate the weak side of females she even confronted a Chinese young woman for not speaking when told to speak. (Passage 5). She thinks that being silent and weak to show muliebrity of Chinese women is totally pathetic. (Passage 4).Being Americanized, she wanted to be strong, to be equal with men, and to be free from the rigid culture of her argumentation. She doesnt want to end up same(p) her nameless aunt who killed herself and her baby because she committed adultery. She must have been a rape victim and there are other ways to realise her problem. Worst part is, the weakness of Chinese women is shown because her aunt was treated as if she never existed. (Passage 1.)Her nameless aunt gave her the inspiration to write The Woman Warrior, because it haunt her. (Passage 2). In order for Kingston to appreciate her origin and the American culture she loves, she made a song to unite both culture as a way to remind herself t o be grateful of both. (Passage 6). Everyone of us has his or her own origin. We can just learn to accept our heritage because it is a part of us. Our origin is our blood and we are identified distinctly because of it.There are a lot of ways to positively infuse the culture of origin into the new culture we live in because of continuous evolution of humans. Theres nada wrong with adapting a modernized culture as long as the moral values of ones origin is kept as guidance to act ethically.