Amy Tan's Song 'We Are The Champions'

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“We are the Champions” is a song made by Queen in 1977 and released on their album News of the World. This song would make a great addition to the movie “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan. I believe the song would fit in best in the scene when Lindo Jong ,Waverly Jong’s mother, puts up Waverly’s first trophy. The part that goes ”We are the Champions, my friends,” would start as soon as the trophy is put up. This all takes place in the short story “The Rules of the Game” page 97. In the beginning of the song, it says, “I’ve paid my dues Time after time. I’ve done my sentence But committed no crime.” This applies to Waverly when she was practicing chess everyday for as much as she could. She’s practiced day after day so she earned the trophy because of all the time she spent on it. She mentioned that “by the end of the summer, …show more content…
This relates to the song because the song’s lyrics “I’ve paid my dues Time after time” means that Waverly earned the trophy through practice and hard work. The next part of the song “We are the champions, my friends, And we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end” applies to Waverly and the feeling that she must have been feeling when she won her trophy. The lyrics have an energetic and celebratory tone to it. This helps illustrate the feelings of joy and pride that come with winning. Waverly went on and attended more games and “[she] won all games, in all divisions” this relates to the lyrics “And we’ll keep on fighting ‘till the end.” Even after she won, she wanted more and more victories to be proud of. She wasn’t yet satisfied with her amount of victories, so she kept on fighting, gaining more and more victories, always trying to be the best she could possibly be. The song contains a tone that is celebratory which coincides nicely with the scene. This is how I the song “We are the Champions” would be best portrayed in the movie adaptation of “The Joy Luck