Here we consider what these difficulties were, how she coped with them, who helped her, and what she learned from her difficult experiences. In the beginning of the book, her father is portrayed as a kind man, who does his best to keep them all happy and fed. Despite Uncle Ba trying to convince him to go and work in a factory, he refuses to leave his farm, despite hardships. He often played games with Si-yan; sometimes they made funny noises together while playing mahjong! He was the ‘happiest soul on earth’; when he died, Si-yan compared his dying to the sun passing out of their lives.
In the book, she aborted her unborn son as revenge to her husband who left her for another woman. On the contrary, in the movie she unconsciously kills her own son by drowning him in the bath tub. In the book, she killed her unborn son out of hatred for her husband. Although the scene in the movie tries to illustrate her hatred, it conveys that the baby was killed out of carelessness instead of hatred. The movie doesn’t uncover Ying Ying’s feelings accurately.
In the short story “Two Kinds,” Tan describes Mrs. Woo’s and Jing Mei’s thoughts and attitudes which are affected by the different cultures and communities where they were born and live. However, in this story, Mrs. Woo’s Chinese culture tends to make her children become obedient children rather than to let her children follow their own minds. The way that Mrs. Woo is raised resulted in her believing that she is right. However, that is different in the community where she lives.
Ying Ying St. Claire and Clifford St. Claire had a tough relationship. “So my father would put words in her mouth” (108). It was tough for Ying Ying to speak english so the husband would say it for her. The significance of this was that the relationship was not shared but one did everything and the other would just watch and stand there. Ying Ying vigorously wanted to love Clifford but Ying Ying’s love was impotent because the perennials trauma she had been through.
After Henry’s father has an almost fatal stroke, he says, “Deui mh jyui,” which means “I am unable to face.” His father’s response was “Saang jan.” It means “stranger,” as in “You are a stranger to me.” Henry’s father still refuses to talk to him and continues to be very weak for the next two years. In that time, Henry goes to visit Keiko one last time because she moves to a different camp farther away. When Henry comes home, he finds his father dying and as he takes his last breath he says “Wo wei ni zuo,” I did it for
One of the characters, Suyuan Woo, went through Campbell’s monomyth. Departure; where she loses her twin babies in China. Trials; when she has to overcome the massive obstacle of finding her daughters. Fulfillment; when Jing- mei finds her twin sisters and how Suyuan
In fact, Song Dynasty is seen as a high point for women property point in China, further challenging Confucian traditional patrilinality. In a first place, it is important to understand the importance of property in that period to maintain elite status: the dowries of young brides often determined whether a woman entered her marriage as a principal wife or as a simple concubine. The new law protected the inheritance rights to daughters under various conditions, they also protect wife’s properties during marriage and after widowhood. Another important factor is the spread of literacy and printing of law books which allied people to got to courts more easily. Some records shows that female of all ages and social classes initiating lawsuits related to property rights during the Song
The Novel “The Joy Luck Club” written by Amy Tan, is a story about how Chinese women were treated in China, and what lessons they learned about themselves and others. Due to the many cultural difference in China, these mothers have much experience with the way women were treated and have gained much wisdom as they grow older, and as the story goes the elderly mothers help their daughters with problems relating to marriage as they tell their stories and experiences that they went through in China both as a child and adult, so they can help their daughters make better decisions for themselves. ` When the daughters of Lindo Jong and An-Mei were kids, their mothers were best friends and also great competitors, so they had used their children as their chess pieces in their game. An-Mei’s daughter was named Rose, and she was an excellent piano player. Lindo’s daughter was named Waverly, and she was an excellent chess champion.
Always look behind” (Choy 90). And Jook-Liang’s ever-favourite Monkey King myths - told by Poh-Poh - had multiple morals to teach. One of the morals is that people are people no matter what race they are, as “Monkey could not do without human company, black or white or yellow” (Choy 23). There are other myths were moral lessons can be learned. For instance, the Greek mythology of Pandora and her box is about a woman who, out of curiosity, opens a box that is not to be opened, and opens the world to the hate and bad traits seen in today’s people (GreekBoston.com).
In the book “The Joy Luck Club”, by Amy Tan, Jing-Mei Woo is asked to take her mother’s place in the Joy Luck Club. As she settles in she finds more about her mom then she knew when she was alive. She finds out that her mother had two covert twin daughters that she left back in China. As the story develops Jing-Mei is egged to find a way to go meet her sisters and fulfill her mother’s lifelong dream. “The Yellow Raft in Blue Water” by Michael Dorris is about three generations of Indian women Rayona, Christine, and Ida.