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Amy Tans writing style is about the Chinese-American culture integrated with life stories She gives the reader an opportunity to gain knowledge about the way of life her family friends and even herself have had Tans main purpose of writing is to educate people about growing up as a minority In her stories Tan is handing us the key with no price tag and letting us open the brass-bolted door Gillespie365 The focus of Rules of the Game was on the culture of the Chinese-Americans but it was weaved into a story to catch the readers attention She introduces the readers to the way of like of the Chinese-Americans its like being invited into a dusty room full of castoffs and being given a chance to re-apprehend them in their former richness Gillespie365 Tan wrote about her experiences her relatives experiences and fellow Chinese-Americans living in America In the story Rules of the Game Tan included experiences she had known from her life In all of Tans stories and novels Tan wrote about what she had seen herself and what she hadnt- her own experience and her mothers Fitzgerald367 including in the short story Rules of the Game In Rules of the Game she uses her experiences about learning to play chess as the theme of the story Tans stories give a lucidity of vision Chang363 so you are able to imagine exactly what is going on The entire idea of chess comes into play when Waverlys older brothers get an old used chessboard with missing pieces from a church Christmas bazaar while all that Waverly got was a book with twelve packs of Lifesavers Even though her gift wasnt much she was still grateful and talked her brothers into letting her play by giving them Lifesavers as substitutes for the missing pieces The story Rules of the Game has skepticism same themes and linear structure that allows puzzles to be unraveled and truths
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