in 1964 in South Vietnam. He came to the United States in 1975 at the age of 11.
The nonfiction short story “Who Will Light Incense When Mother’s Gone?” is about the loss of old traditions. When Lam’s mother turns 70, she and her sister wonder who will keep the tradition and light the incense to...
the authors lives in which they choose to write about. “Salvation” is a story about the author trying to find his way into the church and finally see the light or Jesus so his soul will be saved and his sins forgiven. ; “Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone?” was a writing about his mother...
Reaction to Nonfiction
January 21, 2013
Reaction to Nonfiction
Salvation by Langston Hughes and Who Will Light Incense When Mothers Gone? Are two stories from the text that capture the attention and imagination of the reader...
“Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone?” are three great examples of internal struggles. This paper will show the connections between the different readings; and explain these connections by identifying the contexts of each work. The use of specific literary devices will also be reviewed...
mother may do this, he does not feel the connection of his ethnical origins. He still wonders how this could affect him in the future. This worries his mother that when she is gone “who will light incense to the dead”. The essay is overall a great reflection on cultural differences today in society...
This reaction paper features the nonfiction story titles Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone by Andrew Lam and Salvation by Langston Hughes. The authors’ timeline do not overlap...
not know his or her name, simply write "my beloved" or "my true love".
Again try to use language that will ensure positive magic. If you simply write "handsome" you
may well end up with someone gorgeous, but who is harmful for you in some other way.
Each evening at seven, light the candles and...
with “TO BE CONTINUED” sign)
SIGN reading “THE 50’S”
(Emma is sitting and trying to calm down a baby girl who is crying. Jane comes in, looking scruffy and with a hangover.)
Emma: (to the baby) Granny Em-ma, Em-ma…Gra-nny…Em-ma…
Oh, Jane! Finally!…It was high time you woke up...
my shoulder, she steered me out the door and onto the street. I threw myself into the chair placed up against the shop, blew my hair out of my eyes and smoothed out my skirt, fastening the gold button properly. It hadn’t yet been five minutes when a mother and her son, who looked to be about eight...
it prove for you,
But oft abashed in tears ye will return.
And when ye come to marriageable years,
Wheres the bold wooers who will jeopardize
To take unto himself such disrepute
As to my childrens children still must cling,
For what of infamy is lacking here?
Their father slew his father...
to build their own curriculum and compete for students. "These kids who do make the cut and go to school are very smart," Vallely says. "They're just not getting much of an education when they get there." And if that doesn't change, Vietnam may only be cheating itself....
then, there will be no foul-odour from it. Elsewhere than before the Sadguru, If incense is burnt What happens to that incense Is like this
When the incense is put on the fire, The moment it actually touches it
The fragrance from the incense Leaves it instantly.
still happy in the end of her life; however, she doubts about will the next generation of her family carry the traditional. Suddenly, She doubts and asks her sister in law about “Who will light incense to the dead when I'm gone?” (Lam 69). Lam expresses himself as a modern Vietnamese American...
spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and that you will save us from death.
SPY 2: Our lives for your lives! If you don't tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the Lord gives us the land.
RAHAB: Agreed; let it...
dwell on it. I’m sure a lot of people in the U.S. didn’t know they had family from other countries or maybe even one country.
I am 75 % African American and 25% Korean. My ancestors came from Seoul, Korea. The culture is Korean, my birth mother left there when she was 13. She left because she...
The Human Experience in Literary Works
Connecting the Context of Work – Eddie Clark
In the short stories “Salvation” by Langston Hughes and “Who Will Light the Incenses When Mother is Gone” by Andrew Lam both writer are suggesting uncertainty in...
a dream to Joseph in Egypt |
20 and said, 'Get up, take the child and his mother with you and go back to the land of Israel, for those who wanted to kill the child are dead.' |
21 So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, went back to the land of Israel. |
22 But when he...
attitude with his parents. However, like most parents, they refuse to believe that their child had a problem, and refused to look into it further.
Jeffery’s parents had a bitter divorced when he was fourteen. His mother moved away with his younger brother, and his father remarried, leaving...
. ”Earrings gold, too, and hanging down to her shoulders. Bracelets dangling and making noises when she moves her arm up to shake the folds of the dress out of her armpits. The dress is loose and flows, and as she walks closer, I like it.”(Walker 4) thinks her mother. Her daughter who has done so well...
Motivating story to read - Another man's folly
.......He paid the price for another man’s folly.
One life gone, 2 people dead !
A mother is devastated, she is howling with pain, yelling all she can in that dark and dingy corner of her four by four kholi. There was nobody to hear her yell...
his aunt. This form of writing is seen throughout the whole story. The fact that is a form of biography show the reader a part of himself that otherwise would not been seen.
While reading “Who Will light The Incense When Mother Gone” by Andrew Lam, I had several different type of felling. The way...
and a mother who was too worried about work to be a family oriented mother. Sexton’s nonexistent parents led her to many nights of loneliness. Soon her loneliness led to her depression which lasted a long period of time. Much of her poetry reflects her depression since it was prescribed as a remedy...
a satyr / My father’s brother, but no more like my father”(I, ii, 139-140). He also incenses his mother for marring Claudius almost immediately after the death of his father. The rejection of Ophelia and the marriage of his mother and the shocking news from the ghost make Prince Hamlet...
place to see each other. Every time she goes home, she seems so much happy and it’s very odd characteristic for her, because she was known to be a serious girl.
One time, when Yuriko went home happily, her mother saw her “Yuriko, why do you always go to the lake? Is there something on that...
was for. I will also discuss why it is considered a piece of non-fiction and how imagination plays a part in the selected stories.
Who Will Light the Incense when Mothers’ Gone? By Andrew Lam
The theme that comes out in the short story by Andrew Lam is “tradition.” Lam conveys this...
charms to attract a lover in the more physical aspect. Also a mild stimulant for digestion.
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Worn by witches for protection during the "Burning Times", adds energy and power when used during a ritual as an incense.
Elements to compare
"Death Of A Saleaman
"Who will Light the Incense When Mother Is gone?"
Moma and maggie poor and uneducated
tragedy, family drama
Emotional and tragic
to job number one, a diner in the movie district.
I love my mother to pieces, and would never say that she was a ‘bad’ mom. But attentive to what her children did when she was gone, she was not. Between Devin and I we had a routine. We provide my mother with enough of a façade to satisfy her, but...
in American culture, but my Caribbean heritage does not support it. When you state, “I wish I could assure my mother after she is gone, each morning, I would light incense for her and all the ancestor spirits before her, but I cannot ’’ (Lam 1150). This is only a technicality. However, if the old...
who has come, and is to Come in the name of the Lord God. Glory be to him in the highest. YefjildU;â sspialu d\lijsÊ fjgkrla\jH i#irk; igkilrjgjç#irk; ilq[\s/Mirlæì, Kug*xj H oí¤Y¢. CELEBRANT: Holy art Thou, O God! ekSgl|jfRâ sspiSa rJ egjCk rlæì RESPONSE: Holy art Thou, Almighty! Holy art Thou...