In The Joy Luck Club, a novel written by Amy Tan, there are four mothers and their four daughters. The story consists of smaller stories detailing their relationships with each other and other people within their lives. Through the interactions and using a psychoanalytical lens, one can see how these people are different from one another despite being quite close. It can be argued that the mothers and daughters are so different from each other because of the different stressors they’ve dealt with.
The mothers in the story have dealt with stressors from a war-ridden China. The mothers; Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu. Lindo Jong, and Ying-ying St. Clair were born and raised in China. Most of their stressors deal with the state of China and gender roles
Imagine if the book The Joy Luck Club was identical to the life of the author Amy Tan’s life growing up in a completely different country than your parents, battling the trials and struggles. Although it was not the case that they were exactly the same, there were many similarities between the lives of the characters and the author Tan. There are many correlations that will be made in regards to the characters and situations in the book and how they relate to each other discussed with in this paper…
AP English Lang.
5 March, 2015
The Struggles of Immigrant Mothers
Mother-daughter relationships are almost never perfect. They can be especially complicated if each has a complete different mind and view on life. Being raised in different countries can contribute to this conflict, such as the reoccurring issues that arise between the four mother-daughter pairs in The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. The mothers have all been raised in China and suffered greatly as oppressed beings, until…
the freedom of religion, or the right to vote. These qualities can be found in the United States, while citizens can still choose to practice their culture. Therefore, he or she can implement both heritages to their daily lives. Amy Tan, the author of The Joy Luck Club, which is her first novel, including sixteen short story chapters including the final chapter, “A Pair of Tickets.” In the story, Jing Mei and her father travel to China to meet her father’s aunt and her half twin sisters. As Jing…