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Archive for December, 2010

When choosing the required courses for my English major I have a habit of just choosing the course number and not looking at the description of what the course is about because I figure I’ll end up learning what the course is about when I start attending the classes. And that does happen but I […]

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“A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe” for blog: consider either madness or silence–both have been thematic in other sections and have an important place in this section which is the one most about Maxine herself The section “A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe” I feel reveals the most about Maxine as a person. […]

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“Shaman” and “At the Western Palace” for blog: comment on the enormous difference in Maxine’s mother in these two sections? The story of the mother in Shaman talks about a younger version of herself. The Western Place talks about when Maxine’s mother is older and how she reacts to Moon child or her sister coming […]

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The Woman Warrior

Consider the statement on page 53 “The swordswoman and I are not so dissimilar.” On the basis of these first 2 sections how can Maxine claim to be a woman warrior? The first two sections show the life of a Chinese women who doesn’t seem satisfied with the way she has been bought up, and […]

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Dreams From My Father

It’s hard to read the book “Dreams from My Father” without looking at a type of stepping stone for furthering his political agenda not just because a person has that in mind when they open book, but because the whole book I feel centers around the theme of change which was Obama’s logo when he […]

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