An analysis of four chinese families in the joy luck club by amy tan

Overcome by her depression, Ying-Ying accidentally drowns her baby son in the bathtub, which leaves her distraught afterwards because she feels that if she had killed Lin-Xiao earlier, she would not have lost "the thing that mattered the most.

He was killed in a car accident at the age of sixteen. She married a Chinese American man named Tin Jong and has three children: She does not question the validity of these sources. This disappoints her mother because she wanted her to be a great pianist and Jing-Mei shows no interest in being anything else but herself.

She has learned important lessons about the dangers of passivity and the necessity of speaking up for herself, but, she notes with pain, she has not passed on these lessons to her daughter Rose. Annoyed by Lindo using Waverly to "show off" at the streets, Waverly shouts at her mother and decides to quit chess.

Suyuan then departs, expecting to die. This causes the Second Wife to realize that she has lost control of the household and brought trouble on herself, so she backs down.

Ying-Ying is horrified when she realises that Lena, a Tiger like herself, has inherited or emulated her passive behaviors and trapped herself in a loveless marriage with a controlling husband.

Active Themes In the following years, June believes that to be authentic to herself, she has the right to fall short of expectations.

Hearing the sudden noise, Lena goes to her mother and admits her unhappiness. There is little to eat, but they pretend it is a feast, and talk about their hopes for the future. Through her own ingenuity, Lindo fabricates a convincing story to annul her marriage and immigrate to the United States.

Since the beginning of their relationship, he has insisted that they split the cost of everything they share. Seeing that Lena is unhappy with her marriage, Ying-Ying reasserts herself by knocking over a table in the bedroom and causing the vase to fall from the table and break.

This leads to an angry confrontation between the two of them. Lindo knows that her mother did so only because she wanted to keep herself from feeling too attached to the daughter she loved so dearly but had already given away.

She begins to develop a passive personality and represses her feelings as she grows up in Wuxi. Some combination of the two?

She later took back her sense of control when she finally had a talk to Lena and convinced her to leave Harold. Ying-Ying learns that Lena is uncomfortable with her financial arrangements with Harold.

When her husband leaves her for an opera singer, she has an abortion and lives in poverty for ten years. All the couples from the Joy Luck Club come to her piano debut. Suyuan is so hurt that she backs out of the room and never speaks of the piano again.

The Joy Luck Club - Part 1, Parable Summary & Analysis

Ying-ying feels responsible for raising so powerless a daughter. This becomes a source of conflict for the young An-Mei, as her aunts and uncles deeply resent her mother for such a dishonorable act.Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children/5().

The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan. It focuses on four Chinese American immigrant families in San Francisco who start a club known as The Joy Luck Club, playing the Chinese game of mahjong for money while feasting on a.

The Joy Luck Club is stimulated by two forces in Amy Tan‟s life: her relationship with her mother and the death of her loved ones mainly her 16 year old brother and her father, who died of a brain tumour.

All the couples from the Joy Luck Club come to her piano debut. Although she has not practiced and does not know the music, Jing-mei has come to believe that she is indeed a prodigy.

Halfway through the song, though, she begins to realize how badly she is playing. The Joy Luck Club is a multi-generational and multi-cultural story told from the viewpoints of each speaker.

It is a complicated and often hard to follow story line because the Chinese families' origins differ by province of birth, language, religion, education, and socio-economic levels. The Joy Luck Club is a portrait of four fictional families set against the backdrop of China and America, yet the discoveries of family legacy and individual identity, of clashes and reconciliation, are universal to us all/5().

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An analysis of four chinese families in the joy luck club by amy tan
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