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You have won the game you hear cheering screaming and crying You followed the rules and gave it your all You are the winner of the game but how about life How do the rules of the game apply to life Amy Tan a Chinese American tries to answer those questions in her story the Rules of the game Being born in Oakland California three years after her parents left China her story is of struggle and success Tan uses the symbolism of food and games as a way to describe the two different cultures that the main character has been a part of She uses the point of view of the main character as a way of expressing the mixed emotions she experiences when getting caught up in between two worldsRules of the game is a story about a girl Waverly Jong who at the beginning of the story explains how her mother taught her the art of invisible strength According to her mother who happens to be a very opinionated woman the art of invisible strength was a strategy for winning arguments respect and chess games although Waverly was unaware of the last one at the time she learned the art Throughout the story Waverly communicates the difficulty of adapting into a new culture and the constant struggle of trying to close that cultural gap between her and her motherSymbolism is a very important part in this short story Amy Tan uses the game of chess not only as a game but also as a way of showing her life and her adjustment into the American culture Tan establishes this type of symbolism when Waverlys mother reads the rules of chess but does not understand them Every time people come out from foreign country must know rules They say dont know why you find out yourself Tan 1113 This
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