Table of Contents
- 1 What does the food in fish cheeks symbolize?
- 2 Why is the narrator worried about her mother’s Christmas Eve dinner menu in fish cheeks?
- 3 What does the menu description in paragraph 3 reveal about how the narrator views her family’s culture traditions?
- 4 Which piece of evidence best reveals the narrator’s feelings about her family’s behavior during dinner?
- 5 What did Tan’s mother mean when she said to Amy Your only shame is to have shame?
- 6 Why does Amy ignore Robert when he first comes to her house?
- 7 Why did Amy’s mother make the fish cheeks?
- 8 Who is the author of the book Fish Cheeks?
What does the food in fish cheeks symbolize?
Food as a Symbol In the story, food is also used as a symbol of love and caring; when Amy’s father sees that she is not enjoying the dinner, and that she seems uncomfortable, he offers her the fish cheeks, her favorite part, and also the most tender.
Why is the narrator worried about her mother’s Christmas Eve dinner menu? She thinks the food will seem strange to the guests.
Why is Amy embarrassed at the dinner?
This shows that Amy was embarrassed because Robert thought it was gross and that her father shared everyone that she like to eat fish cheeks. This also shows that Amy wanted Robert to think that she didnt like it either. Another example of Amys embarrassment during dinner happens when Amys father let out a giant burp.
Why did Tan’s mother serve her daughter’s favorite foods?
What is revealed about the narrator’s mother through the line: “For Christmas Eve that year, she had chosen all my favorite foods.” She thought her daughter needed to be embarrassed, so she would stop trying so hard to impress boys. She cared that her daughter was proud of who she was, even if it made her different.
What does the menu description in paragraph 3 reveal about how the narrator views her family’s cultural traditions? She views them as disgusting. How does the narrator’s embarrassed attitude towards her culture affect the way she describes events in the passage? She describes the food as foreign and unappealing.
Which piece of evidence best reveals the narrator’s feelings about her family’s behavior during dinner?
1 Which piece of evidence best reveals the narrator’s feelings about her family’s behavior during dinner? It is wrong for Amy to be embarrassed of her family’s traditions. It is wrong for Amy to be embarrassed about having a crush on Robert.
What does the narrator wish for at Christmas in Fish Cheeks?
Her Chinese relatives and the unique food on the menu make her feel uncomfortable in her own home. Her father’s behavior at dinner makes her wish she had been born into a different family. She desperately wishes to appear more American, so she feels better when her mother gives her the skirt.
Why was the mother fish worried?
Why was the mother fish worried? The mother fish was worried because the little fish had tried to swallow the bait and was caught in the hook.
What did Tan’s mother mean when she said to Amy Your only shame is to have shame?
What did Tan’s mother mean when she said to Amy, “Your only shame is to have shame”? Her mother is attempting to point out that Amy should not be embarrassed about her culture.
Why does Amy ignore Robert when he first comes to her house?
Amy is worried what Robert will think of her, and she is ashamed of how her family behaves. What is an internal conflict in the story? Quiet, uncomfortable and embarrassed.
Why does Tan cry when she finds out the boy she is in love with coming to dinner?
an cries when she finds out the boy she loves is coming to dinner because she is ashamed that her family will be having a traditional Chinese dinner. he fourteen-year-old Tan feels ashamed of her Chinese background because it is different from the rest of her peers.
What is Amy Tan’s favorite food?
Tan prefers Chinese over everything since her mother cooked fresh Chinese food – usually Shanghainese – almost every night. “I like simple, home-cooked dishes like bean sprouts with the heads still on them, quickly cooked in hot oil and seasoned with a light amount of soy sauce, but few restaurants do them,” she says.
Why did Amy’s mother make the fish cheeks?
When the guests arrive, Amy is embarrassed by how her relatives eat noisily with chopsticks and reach across the table into different dishes instead of passing them, as the minister’s family would expect to do. Her mother proclaims that she made the fish cheeks because they were Amy’s favorite.
‘Fish Cheeks’ by Amy Tan is about something that happened when Amy was a teenager. In the story, Amy’s mother invites the minister and his family over for Christmas Eve dinner.
What is the lesson summary of fish cheeks by Amy Tan?
Lesson Summary. ‘Fish Cheeks’ by Amy Tan features a narrator remembering being embarrassed by the customs of her Chinese family. This story is a good example of one of the common themes of Amy Tan’s writing; children of immigrants often experience strange conflicts because of their interaction with two worlds.
What does paragraph 8 reveal about the narrator’s character development?
What does paragraph 8 reveal about the narrator’s character development? After the dinner, she realizes that the minister’s son is not as friendly as she thought. As an adult, she regrets trying to fit in with other Americans and losing her identity. Years later, she learns to appreciate her family and her Chinese American identity.