Lecture9

Lecture9 - Christie Hua 5/4/10 LECTURE 9 MAXINE HONG...

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Christie Hua 5/4/10 LECTURE 9 – MAXINE HONG KINGSTON I. wrote “Women Warrior” a. won national book award b. criticized by asian-american writers for fabricating/confusing Chinese myths i. in reponse, she says that when immigrants come over, they mis- represent stories as well ii. introduction 1. “You must not tell anybody what I am about to tell you. Your father’s sister jumped into a well…” a. contains multiple layers of irony b. revealing to us a family taboo i. her mother told her not to tell her anybody ii. already increases stock price/value of this story iii. builds certain validity 2. this is an old woman’s story a. gossip, hearsay… her mother is talking about another mother b. old women tell more reliable stories than men? i. Grandmother usually caretaker in Chinese society? Grandfather goes out to go hunting 1. different sense of validity vs. Grandpa’s story a. b/c grandpa likes bragging b. gender difference between stories ii. Amy Tan – Joy Luck Club 1. “old woman remembered a swan she
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2010 for the course ENG 50 taught by Professor Chao during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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