What do we learn about Chinese culture from the aunt’s story? What was the role of women versus that of men?
The aunt crossed boundaries and you might argue that Kingston does as well in this essay. How and why does Kingston break a family taboo?
Identity issues abound in “No Name Woman.” You
might consider that we never learn the aunt’s name; however,
Drafting an Essay
Assessment: After responding to these questions, formulate a thesis: a main point that you would like to share with your readers. Then pull from your above responses to support your thesis, remembering to organize the points. Use examples from the text to support your assertions. Good luck!
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