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    Research Question: How and why does Amy Tan use storytelling to portray thematic elements in her book,The Joy Luck Club? Introduction: The Joy Luck Club is a novel known as the novel of stories within stories. This is because of how it is structured,Amy Tan writes about sixteen different interwoven stories about Chinese immigrant mothers and their relationships with their American born daughters. Amy Tan creates four different sections each of which contain four different narratives. In

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    Feminism is a topic that comes up strongly throughout the movie of The Joy Luck Club. Feminism is extremely important in this film and shows its face quite frequently whether it be between family or relationships. The life of the women characters is the most vital part of the story, meaning, the feminism aspect needs more acknowledgement. Luckily, the author of the series does an outstanding job at illustrating that. The Joy Luck Club depicts the types of hardships women must go through throughout the

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    The Joy Luck Club

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    First of all, the Joy Luck Club had so many conflicts and misunderstandings between almost all of the characters. Most of the conflicts were between Waverly and her mom. Some conflicts were just differences between Waverly and her mother because of the generation gap between the two. Her mom didn’t like the things she would do and she could never see herself doing things that Waverly was doing back when she was a child. There were also cultural and martial conflicts throughout the book also. The

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    was really quite simple. I made the Huangs think it was their idea to get rid of me, that they would be the ones to say the contract was valid.” (Tan, “Joy Luck Club” 63). Lindo later stated, “They didn’t blame me so much. Huang Taitai got her grandson. I got my clothes, a rail ticket to Peking, and enough money to go to America.” (Tan, “Joy Luck Club” 66). Lindo Jong uses her deceitfulness to get herself out of the marriage, while Waverly Jong uses her deceitfulness to trick her opponents in chess

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    The Joy Luck Club

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    The novel The Joy Luck Club does not have one character that is a lot more important than the others, but the character that shares the most stories is Jing-mei Woo. Jing-mei’s stories open and close the book, and she has a story in each of the four sections of the novel. Jing-mei’s mother has passed away and she is struggling because she feels as if she never really got to know her. Suyuan (Jing-mei’s mother) desperately wanted Jing-mei to be a genius at something and had very high expectations

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    The Joy Luck Club

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    Joy Luck Club deals a lot with differences between the Chinese and the American Cultures. This has to do with problems that each family has to deal with. Every family has a chinese mother and a Chinese/American daughter. The names of the families are the Woo’s Hsu’s Jong’s and St.Clair’s. June and Suyuan are part of the Woo family and are on different terms because June thinks that Suyuan does not show affection but Chinese mothers show affection through good food. June’s mother is hard on her

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    you without flinching – – they are your family.” No matter what, family will always help; the same can be said for friends who are family. In the article, “The Friendships That Hold Us Safely in Their Keep” by Sara Lukinson and the novel “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan, many similarities and differences can be found pertaining to family. In many circumstances, friends become your family especially if they have stayed by your side. This can be said for both the novel and the article because they characterize

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    In the novel, Joy Luck Club, we see Waverly Jong and June Woo’s competitiveness when Waverly becomes a child chess prodigy and June struggles to master the piano. This rivalry reflects how success and worth are depicted in this novel. A mother’s success would be encouraging or coercing their child to master a particular hobby and to improve constantly. A daughter’s worth would be determined by the daughter’s talents, and whether or not the daughter brings a good reputation for the family. We can

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    Whether it is wholesome or tough love, the bond of a mother and daughter can never be broken. “The Joy Luck Club” is the epitome of this notion. The anthology contains a series of sixteen vignettes, four of which belonging to one of each of the four members of The Joy Luck Club. These vignettes cover the perspectives of mothers who immigrated to America from China, along with the flip side point of view, taken over by each of their daughters. In the anthology, Tan reflects on her past life and incorporates

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    Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    the relationship will just be playing games, manipulating each other. The Joy Luck Club is about four Chinese mothers and their relationships with their daughters. The major influences that complicate these mother daughter relationships are differing opinions on cultural beliefs and a lack a trust between the mothers and daughters. Amy Tan shows the idea about trust's importance through the relationships in the Joy Luck Club through Waverly and Lindo Jong’s relationship, by showing that all relationships

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