Tan’s book “The Joy Luck Book” focus on how Asian Americans can seemly getting a glimpse into 4 Asian Americans that showed cultural expectations, dynamics, difficulties, and joys as well as enduring loss, tragedy, fear and deceit of building a new life. An example of universal human experience is how many families no matter what ethic family background you come from, struggles with communicating across cultural and understanding each other in generational gaps hoping to pass on the torch and having the youth understand were each background came from and not lose it when you’re in a relationship with another race in the western culture. To not to succumb to patriarchy and fear, by not being bound by cultural expectations to liberate themselves
The Hero Twins The Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque, their story forms a large part of the Popol Vuh. The two brothers were conceived in an odd way when their mother Blood Moon spoke with the decapitated head of their father. The skull spat upon the maiden's hand," then the bone spit out its saliva, which landed squarely in the hand of the maiden," (pg.528) and it was this act that caused the twins to be conceived in her womb.
In the book The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls each of the characters have many events that affect them emotionally and physically. In the second part of my book the oldest sister, Liz gets into a situation with Mr. Maddox, her boss. When Liz and Jean, her younger sister started working for him and his family everything was great, but now not so much. When it came to pay both of the girls Jean requested hers in cash, but LIz on the other hand wasn’t particular and went with what Mr. Maddox wanted to do. She was fine with him putting it into a bank account to earn interest and she didn’t have a problem with that until she wanted to take it out.
Amy Tan is a Chinese American novelist, whose short stories portray the theme that it is not always easy to find the balance between culture, identity and heritage. This is seen through Amy Tan’s own life experiences and through The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Life and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. Many of the conflicts her characters experience transcend cultural differences and speak to the universal struggles of a wide and diverse audience (“Amy Tan”) The second of three children, Amy Ruth Tan, whose Chinese name is Anmei (Blessing from America), was born in Oakland, California, on February 19, 1952. Her father, John Yuehhan Tan, an electrical engineer and Baptist minister; her mother, Daisy Tu Ching Tan, a vocational nurse, immigrated to the United States .
Joy Luck Club Passage Analysis (pg. 64) The book, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan focuses on the complexity of mother-daughter relationships amongst immigrant and first generation families. Through the use of narrative and metaphor to convey Ying Ying St. Clair’s inner thoughts and the hurt and suffering she endures. Furthermore Tan’s style is easily recognizable to many mother’s and daughters because it captures their struggles to understand each other. In the passage, Tan uses narrative and description to explain the distance in the relationship between a mother and a daughter.
The fascinating story written by Patrick deWitt called The Sisters Brothers is a western styled novel about two well-known, deadly bounty hunters. This story illustrates the irritation that can be encountered when someone is frustrated by the lack of happiness that is brought upon by money. People are so drawn by money and are fed the idea that successful people are rich and happy, The Sisters Brothers so clever and illustrates the presence of this illusion. In the very first page of Patrick deWitt’s novel money is already mentioned.
Literary Analysis of The Joy Luck Club In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan states, “My father has asked me to be the fourth corner at the Joy Luck Club. I am to replace my mother, whose seat at the mah jong table has been empty since she died two months ago” (Tan 19). The Joy Luck Club’s setting is in present day San Francisco and flashes back to China. Writing this novel Tan experiences many emotions.
“Charles” written by Shirley Jackson is a story of a kindergartener named Laurie who lies with his parents in his kindergarten school days whereas the “The Open Window” written by Saki is of a girl named Vera who recounts a story about how her aunt lost her husband and two brothers in a tragic hunting accident. In these short stories both main character tells a lie to an adult. However, in my point of view, “Charles” is better than “The Open Window”. Shirley Jackson’s “Charles” is superior to “The Open Window” because Jackson’s story is that kind of story which every reader can relate with.
“The Sun and Moon,” by Chrysanthemum Ti, follows the author’s transformation from someone who felt inadequate to someone who was able to unearth her personal success. Once overshadowed by her brother, the author is able to portray the path she traveled on in order to come upon this life-changing realization. Throughout the poem, Ti discovers that not only does she have her own success, but also that she can inspire others to find their success. In “The Sun and Moon,” the author uses symbolism and metaphors to suggest that a person’s success is not diminished by the success of others.
What is symbolism? Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or an object developing literature in its own way. Several authors use symbolism to get the reader to think about the true meaning behind the words that are written. Amy Tan portrays symbolism in her book The Joy Luck Club proving that symbolism is more than just plain words and are given a meaning. Set in Chinatown, San Francisco fleeing China in search for a better life is where it all began.
The literary devices that Amy Tan use in Joy Luck Club are motifs, symbolism that develop the theme of the Joy Luck Club. the theme of Joy Luck Club is cherish the little things you see this theme many times throughout the Joy Luck club. Amy tan use motifs in her work to the describe the theme of Joy Luck Club. one of the motifs are mothers and daughters not seeing eye to eye. Like when June and Suyuan Woo have an argument about playing the piano after the tellit show that she embarises her family at.