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The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior

by Maxine Hong Kingston

The Woman Warrior Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Who is the No Name Woman that Kingston references in the first chapter's title? Could she be referring to someone besides her aunt?
  2. What does it mean to remember someone? What does memory have to do with storytelling?
  3. What is the difference between a realistic novel and a memoir? How would this book be different if it were not subtitled a memoir?
  4. What if these stories were told in a chronological order? What effect would this have on your reading experience? Is it even possible to place all of Kingston's stories on a timeline?
  5. Do you feel that your reading experience is different based on whether or not you identify as Chinese and female? How so?

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