Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club Essay

1315 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
In the year of 2012 there were a reported 484,072 legal immigration entries into the U.S.A. While currently as of 2016 an approximate 11.5 million people from all over the world have illegally immigrated to the United States. Immigration is a discussion topic affecting politics all over the world, yet it also is a key concept in Amy Tan’s novel: The Joy Luck Club. Within this book four first-generation Chinese immigrant mothers, as well as their second-generation Chinese-American daughters, share stories of their unique and sometimes misfortunate pasts. Not only this but the book also discusses the various disconnections between all four of these families. The first and second generation immigrants in the Tones family share similar backstories, identity conflicts, as well as education levels with the families within The Joy Luck Club; while they also share differences in social values, political views, and economic conditions. Both the Tones family and the families of The Joy Luck Club share several similarities between their backstories, education levels, as well as their various identity conflicts. The backstories of the Tones family share specific similarities to the backstory of the Jong family. Lindo Jong, mother of Waverly Jong, was forced into an arranged marriage with a man named Tyan-yu. This lasted until she was promptly kicked out of the house after she had tricked the family into believing she was not the destined wife of her arranged husband. As she completes…

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