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"A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan

Summary: Amy Tan's story "A Pair of Tickets" is about a Chinese-American woman's philosophical struggle to accept her true identity. The protagonist Jing-mei grew up with American influences and struggles with her Chinese heritage. She is finally able to resolve this struggle after going overseas with her father and meeting her twin sisters for the first time in over thirty years.
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"A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan

In the story "A Pair of Tickets," by Amy Tan, a woman by the name of Jing-mei struggles with her identity as a Chinese female. Throughout her childhood, she "vigorously denied" (857) that she had any Chinese under her skin. Then her mother dies when Jing-Mei is in her 30's, and only three months after her father receives a letter from her twin daughters, Jing-Mei's half sisters. It is when Jing-mei hears her sisters are alive, that she and her dad take a trip overseas to meet her relatives and finally unites with her sisters. This story focuses on a woman's philosophical struggle to accept her true identity.

The protagonist of the story is Jing-mei. She is a flat character who turns out to be dynamic. Throughout her life, she has been very stubborn...

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