The Relationship Between Mother and Daughter in "The Rule of the Game"

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“The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan is about Waverly Jong mother taught her the art of invisible strength when she was six years old, saying that it is a strategy for winning arguments and respect. At Christmas Waverly and her brothers received gifts from donations of members from another church. Waverly convinced her brothers, Winston and Vincent, to let her play chess by offering two of her life savers to stand in for the missing pieces. Waverly began playing with Lau Po, an old man who played chess in the park. He taught her many new strategies. Waverly began to attract attention because of her young age, and she became a celebrity within the Chinatown community. Waverly's mother would force her to go to the market with her, presenting …show more content…

Best torture"(Tan 33). This quote shows that Waverly is trying to have a little fun with her mother but she took everything serious. The next example of dynamics relationship between mother and daughter is almost at the end of the story when Waverly's mother forces her to the market on Saturday so she can constantly brag that Waverly is her daughter. This really embarrassed Waverly. She got so angry at her mother and told her that she wished that she would stop telling everyone Waverly is her daughter. Then she and her mother got into an argument, and Waverly ran away from her mother. “My mother would proudly walk with me, visiting many shops, buying very little. “ This my daughter Waverly Jong,” she said to whoever looked her way. One day after we left a shop I said under my breath, “ I wish you wouldn’t do that , telling everybody I’m your daughter.” My mother stopped walking..... “Aiii-ya. So shame be with mother?” She grasped my hand even tighter as she glared at me. I looked down. “It’s not that, just so obvious. It’s so embarrassing.”... If you want to show off, then why don’t you learn to play chess?” (Tan 41). Waverly is tired of her mother telling everyone about her accomplishment, that she lost her patients and tell her mother want were exactly on her mind. The dynamics relationship between mother and daughter is that you sometime lost your temper and tell your mother some of the problems you having with them. The last citing of

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