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beeabeea | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 28, 2007 at 10:07 AM via web

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what is the theme of the story Rules of the Game by Amy Tan

it is about a chinese little girl who enjoys chess

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janeyb | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 28, 2007 at 11:56 PM (Answer #1)

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There are many themes within "rules of the game" by Amy Tan. The one that interests me the most, however, is that of the relationship between mother and daughter. Waverly and her mother have a good relationship towards the beginning of the novel, however as Waverly gets more Americanized, the their relationship seems to fade. Waverly is moving on, whereas her mother wants to stay in the Chinese traditions. That is the theme that intrigues me the most, however others in the novel include but aren't limited to, being a CHinese American, poverty, and chess.

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