"The Joy Luck Club" Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

"The Joy Luck Club"
An analysis of the mother-daughter relationships in "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.
# 58136 | 1,391 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005
Published on May 02, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how "The Joy Luck Club," a novel by Amy Tan, explores the complex, multifaceted relationships between four sets of Chinese-American mothers and daughters. The novel centers on the members of the "Joy Luck Club" and their monthly mahjong games. It looks at how Tan's method of writing and storytelling untangles the messy knot of the relationships, showing readers the differences that divide the characters from one another.

From the Paper:

"The first character readers meet is Jing-mei Woo, daughter of Suyuan Woo. Jing-mei, or, by her American name June, begins telling the story of her mother and how she traveled to America so many years ago. The recent death of Jing-mei's mother has caused Jing-mei to reevaluate her life and wonder about what her mother had wanted in her own life. Jing-mei is haunted by a story Suyuan told Jing-mei once, about her life in China and how she came to America. The story told by Suyuan, is the first example of the cultural differences faced by the generations of mothers and daughters."

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