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Cultural clashes in Maxine Hong Kingstons The woman warrior
2004 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to investigate the cultural clashes in the autobiography The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, by Maxine Hong Kinston. I have used the terms double consciousness and othering in order to analyse what influence the discrepancy between different cultures has had on the author’s creation of a new hybrid identity. The terms explain processes that often occur when people with different cultures are forced to interact. They also help to reveal that cultural habits do not include universal truth. Chinese and American cultures are not the only cultures that sometimes clashes, patriarchy and feminism do as well in Kingston’s autobiography. By taking a closer look at the different stories The Woman Warrior is composed of, one is able to notice that the author is re-writing old stories and writing about her own life in order to understand her complex identity. Kingston’s autobiography shows that cultural clashes are hard to handle, but also that they can be a starting point for new customs.

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2004. , 17 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53740Local ID: ENG C-16OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53740DiVA: diva2:1102300
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English
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