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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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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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1,059 wordsAmy Tan uses facts from her life and her own identity to create the character of Jing-Mei Woo for her first novel The Joy Luck Club. Amy Tan is a fictional writer, but unlike many other writers of that genre she writes about things that are very close to reality and her hart. In her firs published novel The Joy Luck Club Tan infuses the fictional part of the book with what seems to be facts from her own life. The novel contains autobiographical elements. FEMENIST STUDIES, (Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1...
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1,269 wordsThe life of Jing-mei Woo was not of a Disney story but a sad, difficult life. Her past are laced with hard lessons. She is burdened with her mothers past haunting her and her family. The life changed when Canning asked Jing-mei to take Suyuan's place in the Joy Luck Club. Ultimately discover a part of family that she never knew existed and found herself on a Journey to find them and be united for the first time. Jing-mei's mother had unattainable expectations of Jing-mei. Suyuan expected her dau...
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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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1,917 wordsWith the recent attacks on the United States by terrorists, many Americans have been experiencing feelings of fear, sadness and tremendous anger. With Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban being held responsible, many of Middle-Eastern descent have been experiencing great prejudice and discrimination and are being stereotyped as terrorists. These types of feelings are very prevalent in American society today. Similarly, though not widely as discussed, Japanese-Americans have felt these feelings direct...
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693 wordsHey, Sabrina, are you Japanese or Chinese?" I asked. Her reply, as it seems to be for a lot of minority groups, is, "Neither, I'm Chinese-American. " So, besides her American accent and a hyphenated ending on her answer to the SAT questionnaire about her ethnic background, what's the difference? In Amy Tan's enjoyable novel, The Joy Luck Club, about the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters, I found out the answer to this question. The differen...
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1,057 words... views in each family set. In one story one of the daughters is getting involved in her second marriage. She is content and very much in love with the man she wants to marry; however, her mother doesnt see how her daughter would marry him because he is not Chinese and does not keep a clean house. The daughter would say that her mother was too stuck in her old Chinese views, while the mother would say that her daughter is foolish and has let herself become too Americanized. Other stories just ...
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1,088 wordsIn a mixed race society, misunderstanding amongst different ethnicities occurs frequently. In her novel The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan asks what happens when different generations of the same heritage misunderstand each other. Tan focuses on the stifling relationships between mothers and daughters from seemingly separate centuries. The driving wedge proves to be cultural. Tan questions the role of culture in individuality and whether one can choose to ignore her history. After reading this novel, on...
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1,498 wordsA family gives the feeling of security and belonging, but a crisis within the family can change it forever. A family always goes through some sort of crisis, and it forces each member to realize the painful truths. Two novels, Mary MacCrackens A Circle of Children and Amy Tans The Joy Luck Club, deal with families trying to overcome a crisis. Characters in these books experience differences that cause miscommunication, sacrifices for their family, and the transition that unifies and completes th...
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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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1,224 wordsMany, if not all people, at one time or another in their lives resent their mothers. In this novel, The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan portrays four Chinese-American born daughters stories. Their trials and tribulations in dealing with their Chinese born mothers, culture and beliefs in 20 th century America are presented. Tan also portrays the flip side of how the mothers feel about their Americanized daughters. The Joy Luck Club has been on the New York Times best sellers list for nine months. The nove...
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1,295 wordsNovels present different views about life. They often consist of stories about events that may be totally imaginary, or fictionally realistic. Writers usually write novels to present their ideas and comments about human behavior. Three literary works that poignantly shows their authors' perceptions about life and human behavior are 'The Lame Shall Enter First'; , Joy Luck Club, and To Kill A Mocking Bird. Flannery O Conner shows what really matters in life in 'The Lame Shall Enter First'; . The ...
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1,420 wordsThe idea of Destiny in The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and The Natural by Bernard Malamud The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston reflects on the fate on women using multicultural aspect. The women in China were regarded as substandard to men, and were valued in terms of their service, obedience, and the ability to give birth to boys. Chinese culture and religion inspire Chinese men to believe in social meaninglessness of women and this allows Chinese f...
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1,158 wordsJoy Luck Club Essay: How The East-West Joy Luck Club Essay: How The East-West Conflict Affected Junes Relationship With Her Mother Joy Luck Club Essay: How the East-West conflict affected June? s relationship with her mother The dominant theme of The Joy Luck Club is the clash between Chinese, American cultures, and how it affects the relationship between mothers and daughters. All of the mothers in the book were born and raised in China. All of their daughters were born and raised in the United...
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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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941 wordsOf the many novels written in recent history, perhaps two of the most of these society expectant novels are Amy Tan? s The Joy Luck Club, and Mark Twain? s The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn. These book present the views of society very well, yet at the same time, differentiating very much from each other. In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, a boy takes an incredible voyage down the river, representing of course life? s journey. This voyage takes Huck Finn through many places, and demands him...
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1,465 wordsThe stories of Suyuan and Jing-Mei Woo reveal some of Amy Tans main themes in the novel. One important theme is that we must get to know and understand our parents in order to fully understand ourselves. June spends the first half of her life believing that she is a disappointment to her mother and has been unsuccessful in life. However, when she learns more about her mothers past and discovers that her mother is proud of her good heart and concern for others, she realizes that she has accomplis...
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1,039 wordsAn A-? ! ? ! ? Why isn t it an A+? ! ? You have to do better or will just end up being an underachiever! ! This is the usual comments many people like me hear from their mothers and fathers. The daughters in the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan go through this kind of treatment to. This book shows many mother daughter relationships. The main characters consist of Lindo, Waverly, An-Mei, Suyuan, and Jing-Mei, also known as June. Lindo is mother to Waverly who is a very talented chess player. Su...
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1,007 wordsNovember 4 th 1998 Paper 3 Ask any typical-looking Asian students around campus whether they are Chinese or Japanese and the reply will probably be universal: ? Neither, I? m Chinese-American. ? In reality, developing a clear concept of exactly how they define themselves as a? race? has become a difficult thing to do in this day and age for most Chinese-Americans. Many have become so well adjusted to the American way of life, that the only thing still tying them to their ancestral roots is physi...
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