A Comparison of “The Prodigal Son” and “Rules of the Game”

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A Comparison of “The Prodigal Son” and “Rules of the Game”
Introduction
“The Prodigal Son” by Luke and “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan are two stories that share some common elements. First, they both are about relationships between parents and their sons or daughters. Second, they both deal with sibling rivalry between children in a similar way. And third, they both deal with the emotions of forgiveness and humility and how relationships with family can bring these qualities out.
Both of these stories deal with relationships between parents and their children, and how the dynamics between parents and children can really affect them. Fore example, the younger son in “the Prodigal Son,” after “[wasting] his substance with riotous living”...
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.....e needs to use that in order to handle her mother’s changing behavior when she becomes famous in town for her chess skills. When Waverly begins to stand up to her mother, she is punished and not allowed dinner (487). So the compassion in the story is that you know the mother cares, but has a tough style and you know Waverly loves her mother and appreciates her guidance, but she is also angry, even though she will forgive her mother ultimately.
Works Cited
Luke, “The Prodigal Son.” in DiYanni, Robert. “Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, 2nd edition,” 2006. New York: McGraw Hill.
Tan, A. “Rules of the Game.” in DiYanni, Robert. “Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, 2nd edition,” 2006. New York: McGraw Hill.