The Four Daughters In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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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