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This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Maxine Hong Kingston.
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Maxine Hong Kingston - No Name Woman

Summary: Essay describes how Maxine Hong Kingston utilizes the story of her aunt to help herself find out her own identity in her novel "No Name Woman."

A person's identity cannot be given to her, instead a person must achieve a sense of her character through personal experience and self-reflection. In "No Name Woman", Maxine Hong Kingston recalls the events of her aunt's life in the vague world of her Chinese roots. The story of her aunt is told by her mother and Kingston recreates the events into an exploratory story to help herself figure out what part of her identity is Chinese and help her better understand the Chinese culture. In retelling her aunt's story, Kingston seeks to reconcile both her Chinese and American identities and mold her own identity as a result. Kingston, a first generation American, finds that as a result of her cultural heritage and current surroundings, it is extremely difficult in resolving her identity. Although growing up in America, she is a product of a...

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