Jing-Mei in "The Joy Luck Club" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Jing-Mei in "The Joy Luck Club"
An analysis of the experiences of Asian-American immigrants, as reflected in the character Jing-Mei in "The Joy Luck Club".
# 130165 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , Literature (American)


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The paper relates that the character of Jing-Mei Woo in Amy Tan's novel "The Joy Luck Club" is a complex one. The paper explains that as a second-generation Asian-American, she is caught between the Asian world (represented primarily by her mother, Suyuan Woo, and to a lesser extent by her father) and the Western world (the modern American environment in which she is growing up). The paper argues that Jing-Mei's difficulties are common to many Asian-American and Asian-American immigrants.

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"The character of Jing-Mei Woo in Amy Tan's novel "The Joy Luck Club" is a complex one. As a second-generation Asian-American, she is caught between the Asian world (represented primarily by her mother, Suyuan Woo, and to a lesser extent by her father) and the Western world (the modern American environment in which she is growing up). This causes her some conflict and distress, and some challenges in consolidating her own identity. In this essay, it will be argued that Jing-Mei's difficulties are common to many Asian-American and Asian-American immigrants."

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