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    Using the short story "A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan, how do the flashbacks help Jing-mei to understand her mother better? Does this help her embrace her Chinese heritage? If so, how?

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    Tan's use of the flashback techniques helps Jing-mei to better understand her mother as well as her own self since the daughter can see why her mother's temperament, attitudes, and values emanate from. Likewise, these flashbacks also allow the daughter to embrace her Chinese heritage much more adamantly as she admits, "The minute our train leaves the Hong Kong border and enters Shenzhen, China, I feel different. I can feel the skin on my ...

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    300 words of sample ideas guide users about some possible connections of the author's use of the flashback techniques to help Jing-mei to better understand her mother as well as her own self on a personal and cultural level.

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