Why I Live at the P.O. vs. a Pair of Tickets

Why I Live at the P.O. vs.   A Pair of Tickets
Victor Thompson
Rasmussen College

James Fleming
Introduction to Literature
September 13, 2010

When it come to comparing and contrasting stories you have to pick the right stories and making sure you pick the important facts from both stories. I am going to compare and contrast the characters, and symbols that are represented in "Why I Live at the P.O." and “A Pair of Tickets.” You are going to get an insight on how these two stories are alike and different for one another.
Characters play an important role in stories that how you get hook to the story and keep on reading the story. In the story "Why I Live at the P.O." there are six character that interact with one another, Sister (the narrator), Stella-Rondo (sister rival also younger sister), Mama (who believe every Stella-Ronda say), Papa-Daddy (the granddad), Uncle Rondo (a mentally and emotionally scarred World War I veteran), and Shirley-T (Stella-Ronda adopted daughter as she say). “A Pair of Tickets” the characters in the story are Jing-mei (the narrator), Aiyi (her auntie and father sister), Canning Woo (her father), and Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa (her half sisters).
Even though these are two completely different stories the two main characters in the stories share some common traits. For instances Sisters is trying to find accepted with her family and why her sister moved back with them, while Jing-mei is discovers the Chinese essence within herself while going to China meet her long lost twins sisters. However, there are some different because Sister is outraged narrator of “Why I Live at the P.O.,” also a complex mixture of sorely used scapegoat and self-deluded, unreliable. On the other hand Jing-mei is a humble person narrator of “A Pair of Tickets” also a person who is looking to discover thing about her mother life and why she a banded her twin sisters. While both character have a big family Sisters family treated her with disrespect and cruelty,...