Amy Tan's Impact On Society

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Based on Amy Tan’s life and her novel The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan did not seek a specific place in society, but rather Amy Tan attempted to succeed at something that gave her purpose. Obviously wishing to move into the more “successful” social class, as most people want to do, one could interpret Amy Tan’s pursuit of a higher education through college as an example of a desire to become more than middle class. However, in a society that, at certain levels, is stratified in terms of ethnic groups, Amy Tan’s place as the first generation of Chinese-Americans that are born in the United States creates a special relationship with the generation of Chinese-Americans born in China. Facing obligations imposed by the older generation to continue the