When Jing-Mei and her father arrive at the airport in China, she meets her great-aunt. Jing-mei undergoes some changes in her life. As the author presents the main character to us, she is a thirty six year old Caucasian women, who does not accept herself as being Chinese. An-Mei Hsu has a similar problem with her daughter Rose. She does not agree with the way Rose thinks. This is because of the different difficulties each woman had when they were growing up.
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She is however Chinese, and refuses to believe she is. This story is both a mystery and a suspense with in a way a tragically happy ending. By the end of this paper I will show how I come to this conclusion. First I will tell the story in my own words in a shorter version. The lady telling this story is in her thirties.
Jing-mei is on a train to China, traveling with her seventy-two-year-old father, Canning Woo. As the train enters Shenzhen, China, Jing-mei begins to "feel Chinese. Like her father, Jing-mei is weeping for joy.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, focusing mainly on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an immigrant from China and the daughter is a thoroughly Americanized --yellow on the surface and white underneath. In her book, the mother tries to convey their rich history and legacy to her daughter, who is almost completely ignorant of their heritage, while the daughter attempts to understand her hopelessly old- fashioned mother, who now seems to harbor a secret wisdom, who, in the end, is right about everything all along. At the opening of the story "A Pair of Tickets " Jandale Woo and her father are on a train, the are destined for China.