Joy Luck Club Character Analysis

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No one is the same everyone is a different person and while people may have similarities they are still different people with different ideas and thoughts and outlooks on life even mothers and daughters. Such as the daughters and mothers in the book, The Joy Luck Club. For starters, a young girl named June and her mother Suyuan Woo were both alike in one common idea that they had completely different views on everything even in speaking as she states, “ these kinds of explanations made me feel my mother and I spoke two different languages, which we did. I talked to her in english, she answered back in chinese.”(Joy Luck, Tan,34) In saying this June tells metaphorically that they don’t speak the same language as in her mother and her never really seen things in the same light and literally as she does not speak her mother's tongue. Even when they relate physically the mother relays to her daughter that she is a foreigner to her and her past as the story goes, “A friend once told me that my mother and i were alike, that we had the same wispy hand gestures, same girlish laugh and sideways look. When I shyly told my mother this, she seemed insulted and said, “you don’t even know little percent of me how can you be me.”(Joy Luck,Tan,27) This shows that while the daughter was trying to relate to the mother by telling of her friends thoughts of their physical similarities she dismisses these and says that her own daughter does not know her as a person. Secondly, over the

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