EunHye Chu (Hyeny) 6. How does AnMei’s mother change throughout the story and how does AnMei feel about these changes? In The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, character AnMei’s mother was called a ghost by her uncle and aunties’s family. This did not mean her mother died, but she could not see her mother and forbade to say her mother’s name. It foreshadowed how AnMei’s mother life changed. One day, AnMei first saw her mother when her grandmother, Popo, was dying.
Anmei was glad her mom did not look like a evil or ghost that her grandmother and uncle’s family told her. After her grandmother died, her mother prepared to leave with AnMei to the new house where she lived as a fourth concubine of rich guy WuTsing. One night, Anmei was told the turtle story and learned that tears feeds someone else’s joy. Probably, her mother wanted her to be stronger than others.
While AnMei and her mother’s long journey to Tientsin, Anmei encountered her mother had been lived differently and she was so proud of that she was told many things by her mother. Even though she saw how her mother was dark and angry, she was pleased when she wore the new dress as if she felt look as same as her mother.
When Anmei arrived at the new house, she was so happy to have a big room which filled with luxury things, sleep in the soft bed with her mother, and no wives was in the house.
Everything was so different from uncle’s house in Ningpo where she had lived unhappily.
After two weeks, other wives came back to the house and Wu Tsing brought fifth wife who was a few years older than Anmei. At…