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The Joy Luck Club



Jing-Mei Woo: The Joy Luck Club

In this chapter we are introduced to the Joy Luck Club which originated all the way back in China when Jing-Mei Woo 's mother Suyuan was in the city of Kweilin. At the Joy Luck Club a group of old Chinese women sit around and eat and after that they sit down in a table to play a friendly game of Mah-Jong. At the Joy Luck Club there are 4 major members, Lindo Jong, Ying-ying St. Clair, An-Mei Hsu, and Suyuan Woo. In the beginning of the chapter we learn that Suyuan has died and Canning Woo, Jing-Mei 's father and Suyuan 's husband has asked Jing-Mei to take her mothers place at the Mah-Jong meeting. In this chapter we learn of how Suyuan had lived in China and during the war
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At the Moon festival she watches a play about the Moon Lady whom she takes as the real person but then realizes her own stupidity and leaves the festival and if finally found by her family. An important part of this chapter is how Ying-ying ends it with the words "I wished to be found". Those words to me tell me how she wants to be closer to her daughter and if granted one wish from the Moon Lady that would be it. Ying-ying doesn 't like how her daughter is ashamed of her and has abandoned all of their Chinese traditions

In the prelude to The Twenty Six Malignant Gates I found it amusing to see how the little girl like all young children are headstrong and seem to think they are impervious to the dangers of real life and she ignores her mothers advice until it is too late when she falls off the bike like her mother said would happen


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Waverly Jong- Rules of the Game

In this chapter we learn about Waverly 's life and how her mother has taught her "the art of invisible strength" which has allowed Waverly to do well in life especially in the world of Chess where she became National Chess Champion at a very young age. Waverly however hates her mother for even though she adopted her mother 's quality of "invisible strength" she dislikes everything about her mother from their culture to the way her mother acts. Waverly unlike her mother doesn 't like to brag about herself and is very upset
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