Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club Essay

1491 Words Nov 17th, 2015 6 Pages
I chose to read the novel, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, because I enjoy exploring and learning about different cultures and ways of life. Now that I have researched Tan, I have found that she extraordinarily uses her difficult life to create a novel that will inspire every reader to pursue difficult relationships with their families. Through her writing, Tan captures their attention with her own unique writing style to show the audience her life story. Amy Tan reflects her own troubled family relationships and immigration struggles of post World War II America in her novel The Joy Luck Club. Tense family relationships were experienced by Tan at different stages of her life. These unhealthy connections with her mother, father, and boyfriend affected her in a negative manner, but also shaped her into who she is today and contributed to her personality. Tan’s relationship with her mother was especially burdensome. For instance, throughout her entire life, Tan’s
“immigrant parents” had extremely “inflated expectations”, thus she was never viewed to be successful in her parent’s point of view (Chinese Publicity Bureau). They were extremely disappointed with her decision to switch majors from Pre-Medicine Degree to English and later on, her mother criticized her book for being the fourth topseller instead of number one. She “felt inadequate in the face of her mother”, making her feel as if she was not worthy or suitable for anyone (Chinese Publicity Bureau).…

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