The Yellow Raft In Blue Water Analysis

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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. Rayona is a fifteen-year-old American-Indian searching for a way to find herself. Christine, her mother is consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves. Finally, the curious Aunt Ida whose haunting secrets, betrayals and dreams echo through the years, braiding the strands of the shared past and future. In fact, culture can not only show one’s identity but family relationships Throughout the novel, “The Joy Luck Club” the reader can see plenty of culture. The mom showed her culture when she tells her daughter how Chinese mothers show their love for their children. “... Chinese mothers show their love for the children not through hugs and kisses but with stern offerings of steamed dumplings, duck, gizzards, and crab” ( 3 Tan, 4). In China, parents show their love for their children in other ways because that is apart of their culture. It is what they are used to and have grown up knowing. There are examples of culture in the Joy Luck Club as

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