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Kingston's Ideal Life

Summary: Analysis of Maxine Hong Kingston's chapter 'White Tigers' from her book "The Woman Warrior." Analyzes the juxtaposition of her fantasy of Fa Mu Lan with the reality of her own life.
In the chapter "White Tigers" from her book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston first fantasizes of a Chinese woman warrior before switching back to the reality of her American life as a woman. Using her imagination, Kingston dreams of a strong female avenger who manages to satisfy often opposing roles, such as warrior and mother and who receives honor and respect from her family. Yet in her true life, Kingston faces a much different world in which she struggles to fight for her beliefs and encounters disapproval from her parents. Employing her fantasy which starkly contrasts her real life, Kingston provides an alternate, more liberated view of a woman's role and abilities which reflects her own aspirations and wishes for an ideal life.

The woman warrior in the first section of "White Tigers" appears as a perfect woman who manages to balance her life, acting in a...

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