Read Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior

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Read Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior and answer the following questions. Be sure to give strong, defensible support for your answers by using direct quotes from the novel and using in text citations.

Please be familiar with book or have access to it.

  1. What is a “talk-story”?
  2. Explain the significance of infanticide in this book.
  3. What is meant by the term “American-normal” in this book? Why does Kingston want to be “American-normal”?
  4. What does Kingston achieve by arranging her narrative in a non-chronological fashion?

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School: UIUC


What is achieved?
A talk story is not always about the language and physical talking in storytelling. It is
more of the social interaction during story telling that becomes an event eventually. Throughout
the five chapters, Kingston tries to bring about the theme of strengthening voiceless women.
According to the whole story, the whole story is a ‘talk story’. Talk story is evident in the
situation where Kingston talks about the issue of women finding their own...

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