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Joy Luck Club Ying Ying
1,965 wordsThe Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan, 1989, Chinese A. Jing-Mei (June) Woo. June is rebellious in nature, always swimming against her mothers dreams for her, not because they were harmful dreams but because she felt she could never live up to them, and she didnt because she thought she couldnt. Her mothers death has brought her face to face with questions about herself, her mother, and both their identities. B. Suyuan Woo. Like any mother Suyuan wanted her daughter to be the best she could be. She pushed ...
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Joy Luck Club Mother In Law
1,794 wordsWhen ignorance plagues your mind, you find it difficult to remove the rose colored glasses from your eyes and let the clarity of reality seep in. We all have the ability to scratch the surface of any culture, to know that Egypt has the Great Pyramids or China with its Great Wall. But when we are fortunate to be given an opportunity to find out how, why, and when, it is then, that our minds have finally declared to be rid of those glasses of ignorance and obtain an insight into a world that is di...
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Ying Ying Amy Tan
1,485 wordsE-AMERICAN WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE In Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, there is one episode, "Waiting Between the Trees, " illustrating major concerns facing Chinese-American women. Living with their traditional culture in American society, Chinese-American women suffer the problems of culture conflicts. While their American spouses are active and assertive, they are passive and place their happiness entirely on the goodness of their husbands. At one time, this passiveness can be seen as a ...
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Terrifying Past Joy Luck Club
926 wordsIn the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, four of the main characters have a secret in their past that haunt them constantly. Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, and Ying-ying St. Clair all have terribly bad experiences in China. These women try to escape their past by moving to America, but their memories still disturb them. Not only does it plague their own minds, but it also affected their daughters lives and the way they were raised. Each of these women experienced terrible events in their ...
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Mother And Daughter Marry A Man
923 wordsIn the novel, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, the mothers and daughters face much adversity and hardships. With each mother and daughter have their own virtues to overcome. In the novel, the first generation mothers are having troubles with their American daughters and their different ways. With the help of their mother, the daughters are able to overcome the hardships they endure. Even though the daughters wish to live their lives aside from their Chinese descents, their mothers attributes help ...
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Joy Luck Club Ying Ying
1,380 wordsAn author's cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the characters. In The Joy Luck Club, the chapter "Waiting Between the Trees" illustrates major concerns facing Chinese-American women. Chinese culture is a male dominated cul...
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Jing Mei Ying Ying
574 wordsThe two symbols that I choose for American Translations were the wobbly table and Suyuan's Pendant. These symbols represent what goes on within Lena's and Jing- Mei's lives. The table and the vase in Lena's home come to symbolize Lena's marriage. Like their relationships, the table is rickety and badly designed- ready to collapse with the slightest annoyance. Lena had placed a vase on a wobbly table. Lena placed the vase was placed knowing it was in a dangerous position. She does not do anything...
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Ying Ying Joy Luck
1,268 wordster> Question: In the Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan touches on an obscure, little discussed issue: the divergence of Chinese culture through American children born of Chinese immigrant parents. With close reference to at least two stories in the book, discuss the truth of this statement. To a certain extent, I agree with this statement. A persons environment in which he / she grows up is a large factor in moulding his / her thinking, character and behaviour. Going by their titles and genes, t...
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Joy Luck Club Ying Ying
1,028 wordsAllan K. Chalmers once said that, "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. " For many, life is a journey where one struggles to learn how to compromise or balance their love for themselves and others in order to gain happiness. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan focuses on the basic notion of love and family; it ties together the relationships found within all the lives of the characters. All these relationships are bound by love. Although ...
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Joy Luck Club Yin And Yang
3,687 wordsConfucianism and Taoism The constant struggle between women and the Confucian system and the use of Taoism to manipulate it and their tension with American values, exemplified in Roses broken marriage and her mothers opinion of it, is the cause of the tension between the American born daughters and their immigrant parents in the Joy Luck Club. Confucianism is a rigid set of social guidelines and rituals based on ones place in a mainly patriarchal society. Taoism is based on the harmony of the un...
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Joy Luck Club Mother And Daughter
1,520 wordsThe Joy Luck Club is a story about four Chinese friends and their daughters. It tells the story of the mothers struggles in China and their acceptance in America, and the daughters struggles of finding themselves as Chinese-Americans. The movie starts off with a story about a swan feather, and how it was brought over with only good intentions. Then the movie goes on, the setting is at a party for June the daughter of Suyuan. Suyuan has just past away about four months ago, and her mothers friend...
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Status In Society Ying Ying
968 wordsIs it fair to judge someone by their sex? In traditional Chinese culture, many judgments were made about a person just by observing their sex. The women was looked upon as an inferior being. They had little or no status in society, and little was expected from them. They were discriminated against when they tried to stand up for themselves. Chinese culture was customarily male dominated. The male was expected to do most of the work, and the woman was expected to stay at home with their mouth shu...
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Joy Luck Club Short Story Quot
1,757 wordsIt is true that all people are created different, and thus no two cultures will ever be the same. Throughout Asian American literature there seems to be a struggle between the Asian culture and American culture. More specifically, there is a struggle between Asian women and their Asian American daughters, and what it means to be feminine, and how a woman should act. The main struggle is between how the American woman should act and how the Asian woman should act. However, the behavior of the Asi...
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Ying Ying Joy Luck
1,175 wordsA giant total has been assessed onto an assignment. The team has spent weeks of preparation. In moments the presentation of this project will commence. But, some team members arent ready. The whole project crumbles and ultimately results in a failure. Disciplined workers have no control over it, but they must overcome this obstacle. Only this way can they become better people and know how to handle similar situations in the future. People must overcome hardships to have stronger personalities, j...
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Ying Ying Wu Tsing
885 wordsIn The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, one examines the story of four Chinese families throughout the generations. By examining specific examples of sacrifice within each of the four families, sacrifice will be proved to be one of the main themes of the story. Ying-Ying St Clair made quite a precious sacrifice while she was in China. The sacrifice was 14 years of her life. That which adds to this sacrifice is that the years make up the time from which she was age 18 - 32, which most people consider t...
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Joy Luck Club Lindo Jong
863 wordsIn the novel, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, it tells of four Chinese women drawn together in San Francisco to play mah jong, and tell stories of the past. These four women and their families all lived in Chinatown and belong to the First Chinese Baptist Church. They were not necessarily religious, but found they could improve their home China. This is how the woos, the Hsu's, the Jong's and the St Clair's met in 1949. The first member of the Joy Luck Club to die was Suyuan Woo. Her daughter, Ji...
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Love And Marriage Ying Ying
906 wordsThe story of Tsui Ying-ying takes place during the Tang dynasty, which is one of the most well known dynasties. This story is one that is good example to see what it was like to live during that time, especially in the context of romantic love and marriage. The story of Ying-ying seems to be filled with double standards and examples of how people react and deal with love outside of the framework of marriage during this time period. In this time period of classic China, romantic love and passion ...
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Mother Daughter Relationships Joy Luck Club
578 wordsThe Joy Luck Club is the stories of four families that migrated from mainland China in the last generation. It is the story of four mother-daughter relationships in the United States and the story of the four mothers lives in a repressive and sexist Chinese society. These stories are told in such a manner that illuminates the contrasts between the Chinese and American cultures. Each mother s story shows the hardship placed on women in a country bound by ancient traditions. They are traditions th...
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