The Joy Luck Club Essays

  • Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    Joy Luck Club Final Essay Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club shows the reader the oppression Chinese women in the 1930s faced. Women in China during the 1930s were taught to be submissive and to swallow their own anguish but yet to be strong willed, within the home, and raise their children right. Many women though had no rights outside the home and were prosecuted or shunned if they had disregarded these beliefs. Tan’s work of fictional stories shows historical accuracy throughout. Women were often taught

  • Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    What effects do different cultures take on mothers (Chinese) and daughters (American) throughout the book? The book “The Joy Luck Club” takes on an interesting way to present it’s plot to readers. It consists of the telling of the stories of four Chinese mothers (before they immigrated to the United States) in the first four chapters. Following this is the stories of these mother’s daughters (again, in four chapters). This “organization” of the first half of the story is key to allow the reader

  • Joy Luck Club Character Analysis

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    mother-daughter relationships between the other mothers and daughters in The Joy Luck Club will also be studied When Jing-mei is young, she is the same as the other three daughters - an outsider of their mothers’ world. She laughs at her mother’s “fractured English” and she “[grows] impatient” when her mother speaks Chinese (40). She does not understand the concept and meaning of Joy Luck Club either. In Jing-mei’s understanding, ‘joy luck’ is not a word, it does not exist”; instead, she thinks it is “a shameful

  • Character Analysis: The Joy Luck Club

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    Bi, Zijian Thu. 3/5/2015 English 2B Ms. Freeland 2° WHEN THE DREAM COMES TRUE What is your American Dream? “The Joy Luck Club”, a novel by Amy Tan, talks about how four mother-daughter pairs have fulfilled their American Dreams. Suyuan and Jing-mei was one of the mother-daughter pair who wants to fulfill their dreams in America. Suyuan’s American Dream starts in her heart when she decides to escape from the chaotic China and find a better life by immigrating to America. However, she loses her two

  • Individualism In Lino Jung's The Joy Luck Club

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    In The Joy Luck Club, Lindo Jong encounters the biggest cultural conflict out of all the mothers. While she is still proud of her Chinese heritage, she recognises her own American characteristics after being treated as a foreigner when she returned to China. To her horror, Lindo realises that she has sacrificed much of her Chinese traits after staying in America. Lindo’s actions mirror Chinese beliefs, with the way she submits her happiness for the sake of filial obligations and how she based success

  • Background Music In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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    The novel The Joy Luck Club(1989) which written by Amy Tan has got a big success at that time, in the novel, it has vividly shown the difficult relationship between mothers and daughters and the life of the immigrant families. After that, the novel The Joy Luck Club has been remade the same name movie and released in 1993, which also got big succeed in this movie version. In comparison research on an individual’s preference, more audiences will prefer the movie version, because the tone, background

  • Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    work, The Joy Luck Club, published in 1989, brought her instant success. The novel illustrates the pitfalls of sentimentality in this dichotomy. Asia is portrayed as a tragic, ahistorical arena for the demonstration of women suffering, and America as the site of the Asian mothers’ redemption through their own modernization and their daughters’ assimilation. Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club explores the conflicts between two generations and two different cultures. Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club is a novel

  • The Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    along surrounded by other people who are experiencing similar situations. They create their own microcosms of culture, as exemplified by the ghettos and other historically minority-dominated communities across America. Author Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club notes the struggles that minorities face in such geographical areas and depicts them through

  • A Summary Of The Joy Luck Club

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    immigrant family together and only when the second generation recognizes and understands the ancestral landscape can the generational tensions be dissipated and replaced with genuine hope for a future that includes the family’s entire heritage. In The Joy Luck Club, Tan tries to recreate through the memory of the Chinese immigrant mothers and so the Chinese settings seems slightly unreal, very much like artfully planned and executed stage settings. This sense of careful design enhances Tan’s portrayal of

  • Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    The Joy Luck Club was a very hard read for me. I did not follow or comprehend what I was reading most of the time and I’m not going to lie, I had to Shmoop most of it. After getting through the whole book I appreciate the message between mothers and daughters that it is trying to convey but I still did not enjoy the book to its full extent. I did not enjoy the book for two reasons, its sequencing, and the fact that I did not relate to most of it but I did enjoy how real it was. The first reason

  • Joy Luck Club Analysis Essay

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    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. The reader receives various emotions while reading this book from examples given by the author.

  • Cultural Encounter In The Joy Luck Club

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    She focuses the novel around four Chinese immigrant families who have made the move to San Francisco. The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan that focuses on four Chinese immigrant families starting a new life in San Francisco. The four families charter a club known as the Joy Luck Club and begin playing the Chinese native game of Mahjong. The author, Amy Tan, attempts to highlight the tender connection between mothers and daughters. Tan structures

  • Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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    that was miserable in my life and I could be anyone I wanted to be in a story, through a character.” Said by Amy Tan, one of the best-known Chinese-American authors who was prominent in contemporary American literature field. Her first book, The Joy Luck Club, introduced the cultural value of China and America which was highly successful. It remained nine months on the Times Bestseller and was translated into more than seventeen languages. People wonder how Amy Tan was inspired to write about the interactions

  • Joy Luck Club Comparative Analysis

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    The Joy Luck Club Comparative study The Joy Luck Club (1989), introduced the cultural values of China and America which was highly successful. It remained nine months on the Times Bestseller and was re-created into a movie which released in 1993 with the same name. Although there are not much influential differences, the visual/audio effects in movies, structures and languages, including the tones and pronunciations made some changes on the individual’s preference. Unlike the book, the movie The

  • Joy Luck Club Symbolism Analysis

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    name is Saleen Nelson and I chose to do my presentation on Symbolism in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club *I chose to do my IOP on The Joy Luck Club because it was the most interesting book to me out of all the ones we read and I was intrigued by the symbolism in every chapter. *Symbols are things that can be images, ideas, words etc. Symbols are used everyday to get a point across to others. In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan uses symbols in every chapter she writes. Her copious use of symbols makes each

  • The Importance Of Communication In The Joy Luck Club

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    “Communication is the key to a successful relationship, attentiveness, and consistency. Without it, there is no relationship,” (Bleau). The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan. Set in the twentieth century, this novel depicts the life of four Chinese immigrant women escaping their past and their American-grown daughters. The novel reveals the mothers’ hardship-filled past and motivations alongside with the daughters’ inner conflicts and struggles. Throughout the entire novel, the mothers

  • 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

  • Joy Luck Club Critical Analysis

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    How Much is Worth Sacrificing for “Love”? Everyone regardless of difference in age, nationality or sex, is entitled to pursue individual wishes. This means no one should have the right to oppress another, even if they are bound by love. The Joy Luck Club, written by Amy Tan, tells the story of the relationships and personal accounts between four Chinese mothers and their American-raised daughters. Despite the clear cultural barrier dividing these mothers and their daughters, one issue is apparent

  • Portrayal Of Women In The Joy Luck Club

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    The portrayal of Amy Tan’s, The Joy Luck Club, justifies the women’s suffrage of life in a 1930’s China. A woman’s external role was solely based on the traditional responsibility of a female in a “male’s” household. Relationships between men and women were procured according to status and wealth. In Tan’s novel, the struggles faced between the four mother’s and their daughters helps in enhancing the depiction of women and acts as a basis for the story to be told. During 1930’s China, women were

  • Dreams Of Joy Analysis

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    Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club and Lisa See’s novel Dreams of Joy focus on the dynamics and nature of the relationships between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American born daughters. The mothers in both novels represent the culture and the mother tongue. All the mothers’ stories, which took place in Chine, were tragedies. However, in Amy Tan’s novel the daughters embody America, its language and culture. Respectively each mother from The Joy Luck Club feels pain from the cultural separation