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Maede Moradi
“ I also found out why I should never reveal "why" to others. A little knowledge withheld is a great advantage one should store for future use. That is the power of chess. It is a game of secrets in which one must show and never tell. ” ...more
Randy Nguyen
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ap-lit
Major Characters
Waverly Jong
Lindo Jong

Central Themes
Relationship between mother and daughter
Modern views versus traditional values
Expectations and Standards
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author of the story Rules of the Game, Amy Tan, is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, who grew up in California. The main character is a girl named Meimei, who absorbed knowledge about the rules for living in a society which she learned from her mother and people around her.

The author wrote in the first line, "I was six when my mother taught me the art of invisible strength. It was a strategy for winning arguments, respect from others". The title of the story is connected with the idea of f
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
A beautiful story dealing with themes of sportsmanship, etiquettes, cultural conflict, and growing up.

The Usp of the story for me was There was also the fine points of chess etiquette. A topic oft overlooked when discussing sports and games. The struggle, the hard work, the dedication usually overshadows the basic spirit of the game.

The cultural conflict was wonderfully presented. The mother's attitude and understanding of the game were interesting. Her support for the daughter in her own uniqu
David Wen
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This story talking about a girl who live in America but is Chinese, and she is very in testing with chess . She learn how to play chess and getting better and better. Also she learn the rule of live during that time .
Sep 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short
Pretty sure this is from Joy Luck Club.
Jessica Summers
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
very interesting
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this short story, and it made me want to go read the Joy Luck Club again.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5☺ A well-written vignette of The Joy Luck Club. I always enjoy Tan's prose. ...more
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great short story. I had to read it for my Intro to Lit class and then we did an in depth discussed in class about it!
Mir Ahmad
Nov 22, 2017 rated it liked it
nice little story- Come from South, blow with wind-poom!-North will follow.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
This story is written by Amy Tan and this story is talk about the relationship between parents and child.
Sarah Marchand
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How aren't more people talking about this short story?? It's so good and you'll definitely enjoy it if you liked The Queen's Gambit! ...more
Kevin Tweet
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it
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Bryce Hampton
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing short story. It will seem dull to those who aren't willing to dive deeper into the text, but it has a lot of meaning behind it that will be noticed if paid attention to. I wouldn't read this for fun, simply because it doesn't fit my tastes, but for a literary analysis, this is a great story. ...more
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Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Re-Read for a student I'm tutoring. ...more
Maryam Samiei
Oct 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
I just didn't enjoy reading it. Rules of the Game itself did have several symbols but I could say they were second-handed ideas. ...more
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Amy Tan (Chinese: 譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Ēnměi; born February 19, 1952) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American. In 1993, Tan's adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.

She has written several other books, including The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hun

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