Social And Physical Environment In Amy Tan's Rules Of The Game

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To what extent is the protagonist conditioned by social and physical environment.

Rules of the Game is a short story from a critically acclaimed The Joy Luck Club book. The author, Amy Tan, focus is on the strained relationship between an immigrant mother and her American born daughter. The narrator describes her encounter at the marketplace with her mom who taught her the art of invincible strength. She explains how her mother termed it as a strategy for winning arguments, respect from others stating that the strongest wind never meets the eye. This lesson proves pivotal in Jongs spectacular chess expeditions that saw her crowned national champion and also defined her relationship with her mother whom she considered as an opponent.

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