The Woman Warrior

by

Maxine Hong Kingston

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Ghosts

Ghosts represent fear and the unknown in the novel. Ghosts could be the result of the sudden death that seizes newborn infants, or they could account for strange Americans and the machines that they operate…

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Gold Mountain

Gold Mountain” is another name for America, particularly California, where the men in Kingston’s family had agreed to meet after immigrating from their native Canton province in China. The Gold Mountain represents…

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