Waverly Belong In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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Waverly admits with remorse she neglected her mother’s advice. Waverly wants to go to China for her honeymoon, but is indecisive. Because Waverly grew up in America, she is uncertain if China’s atmosphere will suit her. She is also afraid since she speaks very little Chinese. “ But now she wants to be Chinese… and I know it is too late” (Tan 289). Lindo Jong (Waverly’s mom) states it is too late to learn Chinese because Waverly didn’t take the chance to learn Chinese when she had it. In the past, Waverly rejected her mother’s proposal for learning Chinese. Waverly mentioned studying Chinese was a waste of time since she lives in America. She now realizes her mother was right; regardless of where she lives, she must know her own origin.

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