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A Pair Of Tickets - Jing-Mei & SuYuan Woo by Mind Map: A Pair Of Tickets - Jing-Mei &
SuYuan Woo
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A Pair Of Tickets - Jing-Mei & SuYuan Woo

Tone/Diction

A positive, yet somber, tone

Positive - when they meet up with the father's aunt and when they see the twin girls in the airport

Somber - when she is thinking about all the things she didn't know about her mother, things she wished she knew

Repeated Themes

Self discovery

Regret

Understanding/Forgiveness

New Perspectives

Irony

Now that her mother is gone she finally finds her half-sisters

June feels like she understands her mother more now, after she is dead, than she did before she died

She reaches for and accepts her Chinese self - something her mom has wanted her to do for her whole life

Quotations

"No, tell me in Chinese. Really, I can understand" pg. 281 - asking about why her mother gave up the babies

"I forced myself to grieve more. It seemed as if I wanted to sustain my grief, to assure myself I cared deeply enough" pg. 278 - doesn't believe she cared enough

"The flash of the Polaroid goes off and my father hands me the snapshot. My sisters and I watch quietly together, eager to see what develops" pg. 288 - a foreshadow to what is yet to come

Imagery/Symbolism

Polaroid camera

Three daughters reunite and they look like their mother

Twin babies - double good luck