"The Woman Warrior" Analytical Essay by Primo

"The Woman Warrior"
A discussion of the themes found throughout Maxine Hong Kingston's memoir, "The Woman Warrior."
# 7608 | 695 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Literature (World) , English (Narrative) , English (Analysis)


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This paper is an analysis of Maxine Hong Kingston's memoir, "The Woman Warrior." It examines the themes of silence, invisibility, ghosts and using words as weapons found throughout the book. Examples from the text are provided to support the claims.

From the Paper:

"It may be said that each section of Maxine Hong Kingston's memoir, The Woman Warrior, may be considered a microcosm of the work as a whole. The section "No Name Woman" incorporates the recurring themes of silence, invisibility, ghosts and using words as weapons.
It is argued, that the story's central theme is the process of "finding a personal voice" (Ling). This is mainly about the Aunt, but also about the mother and the narrator. It is a combination of three female characters each trying to find a voice and fighting against silence, some by choice such as the narrator, some by force, such as the mother, that makes this a powerful theme."

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