The Joy Luck Club

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  • The Joy Luck Club

    The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan is a story about four Chinese mothers and their daughters who have a hard time distinguishing between their Chinese and American culture and following their family traditions. The Joy Luck Club was a group that Suyuan Woo, the mother of Jing-Mei, chose to create in order to give Chinese women who were forced into the America’s a place to come where there would be no negative thoughts or sad stories. It was all fun and laughter around the Mahjong table. When Suyuan died, Jing Mei was asked to come in and take on her mother’s role in the group and in doing this she learned a lot of life lessons that caused her to develop and it also changed the way she interacted with others. In the chapter “The Joy Luck Club”…

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  • Joy Luck Club Standards

    Standards in Their New Lives In the novel The Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan, four families of Chinese immigrants gather around a mahjong table. Jing-Mei Woo is to replace her mother’s seat at the table. After Jing-Mei’s mother passes away, it is her responsibility to take over the seat. Jealousy fills the group when comparing their daughter's abilities. Beauty is important to all of the daughters and their mothers. Superstition factors into their everyday lives controlling their…

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  • Joy Luck Club Culture

    In the novel, The Joy Luck Club, there are many different cultural aspects. Throughout the book, there are many obstacles the characters may face. In addition, there are also parts of the book that show higher emphasis on Chinese cultural values and perspectives. Containing sixteen stories all relating back to each other, the main plot of the novel begins when a daughter named Jing-mei sets out on a journey to find her long lost twin sisters. Jing-Mei’s older twin sisters were lost due to their…

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  • The Joy Luck Club Summary

    In her article "Feng Shui, astrology, and the five elements : Traditional Chinese belief in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club" Patricia L. Hamilton comments on the usage of language, Chinese culture, Chinese beliefs, and the important moments within Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club". The article helps connect smaller details into bigger ideas that could have possibly been missed. In the writing Hamilton connects the involvement with metal in Lindo's story The Red Candle with the birth of her daughter…

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  • The Joy Luck Club By Amy

    The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan showcases the disconnections between mother and daughters, particularly those of immigrants. In the book Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures, Alice H. Deakins, Rebecca Bryant Lockridge, and Helen M. Sterk make the argument that all women share one experience in common, being a daughter (90). While that argument is true, it is a little more complicated, each daughter goes through different experiences than others, as shown in The Joy Luck…

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  • The Joy Luck Club Analysis

    The Joy Luck Club is an interesting talk of mother daughter relationships. Four women began the club, in order to play mahjong and enjoy life. The San Franciscan club was founded by Suyuan Woo. Before the story, however, Suyuan dies of a brain aneurysm. The three other women, An-Mei, Lindo, and Ying-ying, ask Suyuan’s daughter, Jing-Mei to take her mother’s place. Jing-Mei accepts and learns more about her mother’s life in China, and the sacrifices she made to be in America. All of these mothers…

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  • The Joy Luck Club Essay

    The attachment between a mother and daughter may seem to be unbreakable, however cultural and societal barriers can strain the bond and bring unwanted emotions to the forefront of the relationship. In the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the strained relationships between mothers and daughters test the ideologies of American and Chinese cultures. Based on the perspective of four pairs of Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters, the author depicts conflicts that are caused…

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  • The Joy Luck Club Passage Analysis

    Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club utilizes numerous amounts of literary conventions to create an extraordinary thought provoking novel. In this passage, the daughter, Jing-mei, discovers her long lost sisters are alive and live in China. She later begins to compare herself to the older generation of the Joy Luck Club seeing the vast differences among the generations. Jing-Mei is revealed to have an internal conflict relating to her heritage. Every difference she finds between the mothers and…

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  • Joy Luck Club Case Study

    1. Why was Jing-mei taking part in the Joy Luck Club? -After the death of her mother, Jing-mei Woo was asked to fill the open seat in the Joy luck club that her mother had left behind. 2. How many Joy Luck Clubs have there been? -There was 2 Joy Luck Clubs, The other one taking place in China during the Sino-Japanese war. 3. Why did Jing-mei’s mother form the Joy Luck Club in Kweilin? -The Joy Luck Club was formed to take the mind off of the ongoing war. 4. Why did the women in the club…

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  • The Joy Luck Club Identity Analysis

    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Ghandi. Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club tells the story of four pairs of mothers and daughter connecting with their inner self through the difficulties in culture and family. The novel takes place in pre-revolution China and twentieth century San Francisco. The American- born Chinese daughters, Jing-mei (June) Woo, Rose Hsu, Waverly Jong, Lena St. Clair, their immigrant mothers Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu, Lindo Jong,…

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