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The Joy Luck Club - The Joy Luck Club The Joy luck club was a book written by Amy Tan. The story is set here in America and in China and is set in the 1940's and also takes place now. The book is about four Asian women who fled china and their Americanized daughters. There are eight main characters four of which were mothers and four of which were daughters. They were Suyuan Woo, Ying-yang St. Clair, An-mei Hsu, and Lindo Jong, who were the mothers, and the daughters Jing-mei Woo, Rose Hsu Jordan, Waverly Jong, Lena St....   [tags: essays research papers] 374 words
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Joy Luck Club - The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, is a portrayal of four Chinese women and the lives of their children in the United States. The book discusses the conflicting cultures between the United States and China, and how men treat women throughout their lives. In the United States we usually take for granted their roles as a male or female. The culture of each country shapes the treatment one receives based on the sex of the individual. There are obvious differences within the different cultures. These differences show themselves in the work force, the distinct tasks performed in the home, and the privilege one receives in society....   [tags: essays research papers] 443 words
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The Mother Daughter Relationship in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - The Joy Luck Club is a representation of the persistent tensions and powerful bonds between mother and daughter in a Chinese American society.  The book illustrates the hardships both the mother and daughters go through in order to please the other.  Also, it shows the troubles the daughters face when growing up in two cultures.  This book reveals that most of the time mothers really do know best. In "Rules of the Game" we see a mother daughter conflict.  Waverly's mother is always showing her off because she is a national chess champion.  Waverly takes this as being exploited by her own mother because she was raised in a society with more American influence than Chinese.  In a Chinese socie...   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays]
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anime club - The Anime Club Upon entering Kean University, I knew right there and then many different options are laid right in front of me. Being a freshman, I wanted to explore the different clubs and organizations that the University had to offer. During the Campus Awareness day, I was startled by the number clubs and organizations that Kean has. I was pretty drawn to several clubs but I tried to limit my self to only a few so that I could balance it pretty well with my schedule. Among the clubs that I joined were the Martial Arts club, which I never had the chance to attend to, because it meets during Thursday nights, which create a conflict with my schedule for, I am working part time....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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Characterization in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club uses much characterization. Each character is portrayed in different yet similar ways. When she was raised, she would do whatever she could to please other people. She even “gave up her life for her parents promise” (49), I the story The Red Candle we get to see how Tan portrays Lindo Jong and how she is brought to life. Tan likes to show Lindo through indirect characterization. Lindo would always try to make things right. She would be polite to her new mother in law and when she was with her mother in law she would hold out a treat and say “ For you, Mother” (53)....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays] 505 words
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The Joy Luck Club and Fried Green Tomatoes - The Joy Luck Club and Fried Green Tomatoes Two novels that I could read over and over again, "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan and "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café" by Fannie Flag. The two novels share similar qualities while conveying their different story lines. "The Joy Luck Club" is a sage about several Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters. It is also about the mothers' experiences with immigrating, and/or their upbringing. It depicts the relationship between the mothers' and their daughters and how this relationship affects the daughters lives....   [tags: Papers] 512 words
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Fight Club - The Fight Club, directed by David Fincher, constructs an underground world of men fighting with one and other to find the meaning to their lives. Ed Norton and Brad Pitt are the main characters who start the fight club. They make a set of rules in which everyone must follow. The fight club exists because individuals get weighted down by possessions causing them to miss the deep meaning of life. Most of the people in the fight club hold service jobs or lower level management jobs that are meaningless....   [tags: essays research papers] 519 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mothers and Daughters in The Joy Luck Club The first three stories in this section are talking about the relationship between mothers and daughters and the last one is concluding the whole book "The Joy Luck Club".  By examining this section, there is one moral in these four stories, which is the relationship between daughters and mothers, is very strong and mothers and daughters have similar fate and face.  The plots in these four stories can prove the moral above.  In "Magpies", when An-mei hsu thinks about her daughter's marriage is fallen apart, she recalls her mother and how she followed her mother to Tientsin.  An-mei also recalls the conflict between her mother, Wu Tsing and Sec...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 529 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mothers and Daughters in The Joy Luck Club Although mothers and daughters are genetically related, sometimes they seem like complete strangers. When immigrants raise their children in America, there is a great concern for these parents that American culture will negatively affect their children. In the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, four mothers try to instill their Asian culture into their daughters' lifestyle; however, these daughters rebel against them, due to their desire to assimilate themselves into American culture....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 547 words
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Communication in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Communication in The Joy Luck Club Sadly, the characters revealed in The Joy Luck Club have personal histories so complicated by cultural and emotional misunderstandings that their lives are spent in failed attempts to cross the chasms created by these circumstances. Lindo Jong provides the reader with a summary of her difficulty in passing along the Chinese culture to her daughter: “I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character. How could I know these two things do not mix....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 578 words
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A Comparison of Themes of Amy Tan's Kitchen God's Wife and Joy Luck Club - Similar Themes in of Kitchen God's Wife and Joy Luck Club     Amy Tan's two novels, The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club, represent a unique voice that is rarely heard in literature. Tan is a Chinese-American woman who tells stories of old China that are rich in history and culture. Both novels have at least one strong central female character who is trying to inform her daughter about their Chinese heritage and familial roots.   The plot ofThe Joy Luck Club displays this idea in each woman's story....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - ... However, like their mothers, they are struggling to find true love or themselves in their marriages. Instead, they must break up their marriages to find themselves. The only one love that remains constant in the novel is that between the mothers and daughters. No matter how strained it is by cultural and generational differences, it is indestructible, a bond that nothing can be broken. Love, like heritage, goes through generations of females, much like the sacrifices that go through the generations as well....   [tags: asian americnas, identity] 603 words
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Complexities of Love Exposed in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - The Complexities of Love Exposed in The Joy Luck Club In the novel "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan, the ignorance, the disregard of, and the necessity of love are all reveled as the characters tell their life stories and memories. The characters in the novel take love for granted. By ignoring love, concentrating more on material possessions, and hiding their true identities, the characters don't realize love's importance. One character that takes love for granted is Harold, Lena St. Clair's husband....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 607 words
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The Joy of Working - The majority of the teenagers in this day and age, this concept of loving work may seem like a humorous joke that will never get old. However, this laughter could be a mask covering the fear and doubt of the future. Yet they do not even realize this concept stated by Steve Jobs actually opens a new prospective about work and life. If we knew our passion in life and knew what we would love to do, would we dread the future as much as we do now. This may seem as just words floating in the air, but if you actually took a minute to think of all the people in your life....   [tags: math teacher, passion, teenagers] 607 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mothers and Daughters in Joy Luck Club Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, explores the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters. The difference in upbringing of those women born during the first quarter of this century in China, and their daughters born in California, is undeniable. From the beginning of the novel, you hear Suyuan Woo tell the story of "The Joy Luck Club," a group started by some Chinese women during World War II, where "we feasted, we laughed, we played games, lost and won, we told the best stories....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 621 words
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Mother-Daughter Conflict Illustrated in The Joy Luck Club - The book The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan, who is very famous in writing about mother-daughter relationships. There are four pairs of mothers and daughters whose stories are told in The Joy Luck Club. All of the mothers were born in China and came to America because of some kind of problem, but their daughters were born in the United States. Due to the fact that the daughters were born in the United States, they are extremely Americanized. Consequently, they do not value the Chinese heritage which their mothers valued dearly....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays] 635 words
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The Joy Luck Club and The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts - The Joy Luck Club and The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club describes the lives of first and second generation Chinese families, particularly mothers and daughters. Surprisingly The Joy Luck Club and, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts are very similar. They both talk of mothers and daughters in these books and try to find themselves culturally. Among the barriers that must be overcome are those of language, beliefs and customs....   [tags: The Woman Warrior] 643 words
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Harvest of Joy - Harvest of Joy It seemed pretty simple at the beginning. My father showed me how to prepare the soil, to plant the seeds and to water them, and to harvest the vegetables. If I sustained the garden, the garden would sustain me. But my relationship with our garden has grown much more complicated than that. Over time, the garden has sustained me more than I have sustained it. In December, my father suffered a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. His heart stopped twice during the operation, and he was not expected to survive....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 658 words
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A Comparison of the Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Joy Luck Club, The Catcher in the Rye, and Huckleberry Finn - Now with over 15 million copies in print translated into forty languages, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is highly regarded as a masterpiece of American literature. It stands strong beside bestsellers such as “The Joy Luck Club,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” and “Huckleberry Finn.” But what, one may ask, are the similarities between these chartbusters. A reoccurring theme in these novels is the maturation of children. “To Kill a Mockingbird” we watch Jem and Scout mature into individual beings with a deep understanding of the world....   [tags: compare contrast] 662 words
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The Joy Luck Club - The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan shows a group of families and their difficulties throughout their lives. In a section of the novel Lindo Jong, a Chinese mother, is reflecting and explaining the past that she endured; especially one specific experience that had a severe impact on her life. She, like many other characters in novels, is eventually pulled into a situation where there are two possible choices which will affect the life of the character in an important way and in that scenario the character much make a difficult choice between the two....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays]
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The Joy Luck Club - On a train in China, June feels that her mother was right: she is becoming Chinese, even though she never thought there was anything Chinese about her. June is going with her father to visit his aunt, who he hasn't seen since he was ten. Then, in Shanghai, June will meet her mother's other daughters. When a letter from them had finally come, Suyuan was already dead--a blood vessel had burst in her brain. At first, Lindo and the others wrote a letter telling the other sisters that Suyuan was coming....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays] 667 words
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Selling-Out the Asian-American Community in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Selling-Out the Asian-American Community in The Joy Luck Club i wish i could join in the universal praise for amy tan and her best-selling novel "the joy luck club." i wish i could find the latest chinese-american literary dish as appetizing as the rest of the american public does. but i can't. before amy tan entered the scene, public images of asian america had not developed since the middle of the century. the asian american male did not exist except as a barbaric japanese or vietcong soldier....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 673 words
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Joy Luck Club Character Analysis - Lindo Jong is a member of the Joy Luck Club along with Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu, and Ying-ying St. Clair. Lindo Jong is a mother to three children, a divorcee, and a wife to a second husband. She grew up in China, and even though her children are American, she wants them to have some Chinese character also. Lindo’s character encompasses three major traits including cleverness, being controlling, and loving. When Lindo turned the age of two, she was engaged to marry Tyan-yu who was one year old at the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 679 words
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Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club An author's cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the characters. In The Joy Luck Club, the chapter "Waiting Between the Trees" illustrates major concerns facing Chinese-American women....   [tags: Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club] 690 words
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Fight Club - Fight Club appears to be a sequel to Clockwork Orange (1971) for the yuppie X Generation, half of whom see their parents get a divorce and are fatherless teenagers. (The word "clockwork" is in the script!) Jack (played by Edward Norton) narrates the film, explaining how his 1997 life of white-collar employment and middle-class materialistic success bored him until he fell under the spell of Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt), who takes on part-time jobs so that he can engage in mischief to deal with his own identity crisis....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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Relationships of Waverly Jong and Jing-mei Woo in The Joy Luck Club - The Relationships of Waverly Jong and Jing-mei Woo in The Joy Luck Club        Amy Tan in her novel The Joy Luck Club presents us with daughters who are striving to place themselves beyond the control of strong mothers and become individuals. Adrienne Rich in her book Of Woman Born calls this splitting from the mother, "matraphobia" (Rich, 235), and later notes: "The mother stands for the victim in ourselves, the unfree woman, the martyr. Our personalities seem dangerously to blur and overlap with our mothers; and, in a desperate attempt to know where mother ends and daughter begins we perform radical surgery." (Rich, 236) Tan shows us two characters in her novel who consciously split fr...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]
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Strengths and Weaknesses in The Joy Luck Club - ... Popo continued to solidify An-Mei's obedience through stories, like one of a girl saying ‘no’, shaking her head until her brain was liquefied and poured out from her ears. However, once these surroundings changed, new and more individual traits appear. She “learned to shout” (272) and learns to stand up for herself; she “showed Second Wife the fake pearl necklace she had given [her] and crushed it under [her] foot.” (272). The act of destroying the gift Second Wife had given her shows just how powerful An-Mei can be....   [tags: Amy Tan, story and character analysis]
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Pure Luck - Pure Luck During a warm and lucid evening in September my life would change forever. Something like this does not just happen to anyone; fate decides who deserves such a wake up call. That seemed to be the last night I expected a scene so horrifying to happen because the vibe of the whole evening was uplifting. Everything seemed perfect since everyone happened to be in that happy-go-lucky mentality. We did not expect the events that were to follow later that evening. I heard the restlessness in his voice....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 706 words
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The Joy of Hate - The Joy of Hate About ten years ago my dad was pastor in a church near Charleston. Two centuries ago, this was a prominent area in the slave industry, and after the Civil War, many harbored hateful attitudes toward blacks. Many families passed down this legacy of prejudice to the present day. After my father had been at this church for six months, one of the deacons asked him for a favor. Every year the town, mainly the church, held a youth baseball league and the deacon wanted my dad to announce the beginning of the season to the congregation and have my older brother play on a team....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 706 words
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Joy of Cooking - Joy of Cooking A creative interest I have is cooking with pastries, seafood and poultry. Preparing food can be fun. All I need is just a little imagination and time. Pastries are dessert that are severed for special occasions and after a meal. Pastries are special due to the fact each one tastes and looks different. The creative format comes from the chef. Since I am the one who cooks in my house, I must prepare each dish tasteful and attractive. For example, I was thinking of a creative cake for my daughters&rsquo birthday....   [tags: essays papers] 707 words
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Movie Essay - The Film Based Upon of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Joy Luck Club - The Movie. "I am waiting like a tiger in the trees, now ready to leap out, ready to cut her spirit loose." The Joy Luck Club, an Oliver Stone production, depicts four women and their strife bringing up their American born daughters. Directed by Wayne Wang, this rated R movie featured actors and actresses such as Ming-na Wen, Rosalind Chao, Russell Wong, and Lisa Lu. The Joy Luck Club is an emotional tale about four women who saw life as they had seen it back in China. Because the Chinese were very stereotypic, women were treated as second class citizens and were often abused....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 712 words
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Social Cliques in The Breakfast Club by Eric Berne - Social Cliques in The Breakfast Club by Eric Berne “Jock”, “prep”, “gangster”, “loser”, “geek”, “criminal”, “ popular”, are just a few labels of teenagers that are used everyday by outsiders who judge them without looking skin deep. In the matter of stereotyping, some may perceive it as being the base of an identity in the view of society. Eric Berne, an author and psychologist, wrote an article, “Can People Be Judged by Their Appearance?”, where stereotyping is categorized and used as a positive view....   [tags: The Breakfast Club Teenagers Stereotypes Essays] 712 words
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The Eight Heroes in The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - In the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, four Chinese mother-daughter pairs, each with her own unique story, have deep connections with each other. At the beginning of the novel they each seem like ordinary women, but as the novel progresses, it becomes clear that these women are more than just mothers, daughters, or wives; they can also be considered heroes according to Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell says a hero is someone who undergoes a departure, where the person is confronted with a problem that they must overcome; a fulfillment, where the person finally overcomes the problem; and a return, where the person passes on what they gain and learn from the experiences in the form of a "li...   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays] 713 words
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The Joy of Learning - The Joy of Learning According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, (to) learn is defined as “to gain knowledge, understanding or skill by study or exposure.” However, this is just a definition and does not give the true meaning of the word. It can not describe the true joy of finally learning and understanding something that has proven difficult. I believe that feeling can be facilitated with a teacher who understand those emotions. I have known teachers who truly portray their love for the art of teaching through their awareness of those special emotions and by allowing those emotions to work for them....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 713 words
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City Of Joy - "His suffering was transformed into surprise then peace, the peace that comes from being loved" (C.O.J. p. 254). In the book the City of Joy Hasari, Mother Theresa, Stephan Kolvaski and Max Loeb all experienced the joy and helpfulness that comes from being loved. Their problems and troubles through out the book help them to understand how to make it through tough times. Examples from this book and life show that modern medicine is not always the best way to help the sick or injured. Peoples love and kindness for each other is the most valuable gift you can give someone."This city isn't all that inhuman" (C.O.J....   [tags: essays research papers] 716 words
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Dominique LaPierre's The City of Joy - Dominique LaPierre's The City of Joy “His suffering was transformed into surprise then peace, the peace that comes from being loved” (C.O.J. p. 254). In the book the City of Joy, Hasari, Mother Theresa, Stephan Kolvaski and Max Loeb all experienced the joy and helpfulness that comes from being loved. Their problems and troubles through out the book help them to understand how to make it through tough times. Examples from this book and life show that modern medicine is not always the best way to help the sick or injured....   [tags: Dominique LaPierre City Joy Essays] 727 words
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The Joy Luck Club - The Joy Luck Club retold the lives of four women who came from China and their four Americanized daughters. The protagonist, Jing Mei Woo (June) took over her mother’s place at the meetings of a social group called the Joy Luck Club. As its members play mah jong and feast on Chinese delicacies, friends of Jing Mei’s mother spin stories about the past and lament the barriers that exist between their daughter and themselves. In this paper, I will discuss briefly on cultural studies and the Chinese Immigrant Experience and Individual Identity that is very evident in this novel....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays] 732 words
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Analysis of Joy Luck Club - Analysis of Joy Luck Club Ask any typical-looking Asian students around campus whether they are Chinese or Japanese and the reply will probably be universal: "Neither, I'm Chinese-American." In reality, developing a clear concept of exactly how they define themselves as a "race" has become a difficult thing to do in this day and age for most Chinese-Americans. Many have become so well adjusted to the American way of life, that the only thing still tying them to their ancestral roots is physical appearance and the answer to the SAT questionnaire about ethnicity background....   [tags: Papers] 738 words
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Baseball Joy - The first team I ever played for was Tobers Party Store. For some kids growing up, baseball was just another way to pass time during the summer, away from the grind of public school. For me it was everything. From the moment my eyes snapped open in the morning, until the time I slipped away to sleep, I had baseball on my mind. I loved to play baseball, watch baseball, and talk baseball. Nothing else mattered. Eating and sleeping were just "necessary evils" that took precious time away from my hobby....   [tags: Personal Experience] 742 words
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Comparing the Theme of Abandonment in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Kitchen God's Wife - Theme of Abandonment in Kitchen God's Wife and Joy Luck Club      One of the themes included in both The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club is that of abandonment. In The Kitchen God's Wife, the character of Winnie Louie is abandoned by her mother when she was a young child. In The Joy Luck Club, Suyuan Woo has to abandon her twin daughters on the road as she is escaping war-torn China.   In The Joy Luck Club, Suyuan Woo is forced to abandon her twin daughters at the side of the road in a desperate act to give them a chance to live....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club - Understanding the Mothers and Daughters of The Joy Luck Club   Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club explores a variety of mother-daughter relationships between the characters, and at some level, relationships between friends, lovers, and even enemies.  The mother-daughter relationships are most likely the different aspects of Amy Tan's relationship with her mother, and perhaps, some parts are entirely figments of her imagination.  Therefore, Amy Tan believes that ramification of cultures and tradition between a family can be burdensome and cause the family tree to fall apart....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 751 words
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Joy Luck Club -      Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club brings forth many characteristics of new world and old world traditions into the reader’s sight. Old world traditions are the customs and beliefs practiced in one’s native country. The novel introduces the reader to the hardships that one encounters when the environment and the neighbors change. The American customs, or new world traditions, seem to prevail in the thoughts of the Chinese-American daughters; thus, encouraging the mothers to stress the old world traditions onto their children....   [tags: essays research papers] 755 words
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Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - Traditions, heritage and culture are three of the most important aspects of Chinese culture. Passed down from mother to daughter, these traditions are expected to carry on for years to come. In Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, daughters Waverly, Lena, Rose and June thoughts about their culture are congested by Americanization while on their quests towards self-actualization. Each daughter struggles to find balance between Chinese heritage and American values through marriage and professional careers....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays] 772 words
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Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Joy Luck Club Anaylsis In the movie "Joy Luck Club," four women are introduced. Their lives are described, their mother's lives are described, and their grandmother's. This movie shows three generations of Chinese women and how each of their lives have progressed and changed. Through every generation, there is a constant underlying tension between mother and daughter. The pressure that a mother applies to her daughter is described. In one incident the mom forced her daughter to play the piano....   [tags: Essays Papers] 791 words
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The Berlin Boxing Club - Karl Stern is an artistic, lanky, beat up, Jewish fourteen year-old boy whose only refuge is drawing cartoons for his younger sister and himself. All that changes in an instant when he meets the boxer, Max Schmeling in his father’s art gallery. In exchange for a painting, Karl will receive lessons from the world renowned fighter and national German hero. Suddenly he has a purpose: train to become a boxing legend. As the years go by and he gets stronger, both physically and emotionally, so does the hatred for the Jews in Germany....   [tags: Robert Sharenow story anlaysis] 817 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships - The Mother-daughter Relationship in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mother-Daughter Relationships in The Joy Luck Club In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan explores mother-daughter relationships, and at a lower level, relationships between friends, lovers, and even enemies. The mother-daughter relationships are most likely different aspects of Tan's relationship with her mother, and perhaps some parts are entirely figments of her imagination. In this book, she presents the conflicting views and the stories of both sides, providing the reader--and ultimately, the characters--with an understanding of the mentalities of both mother and daughter, and why each one is the way she is....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 821 words
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Joy Luck Club - Growing Up In A New World “`Then I wish I wasn’t your daughter. I wish you weren’t my mother,’ I shouted.” “`Too late change this,’ said my mother shrilly.” “`Then I wish I’d never been born!’ I shouted. `I wish I were dead!’” (p. 153) In the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, many conflicts arise between the mothers and their daughters. Problems arise from the high expectations from Chinese mothers, the mothers’ pride in their daughters, and the daughters’ disrespect towards their mothers....   [tags: essays research papers] 823 words
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Search for Identity in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Search for Identity in The Joy Luck Club "Imagine, a daughter not knowing her own mother!" And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. (Tan 40-41) Amy Tan frames The Joy Luck Club with Jing-mei Woo's search for identity....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 836 words
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Joy Luck Club: In depth behind Tan and her Writing - The Joy Luck Club was her first big success and was translated into seventeen languages and stood at New York Times best-seller list for nine months. The plot follows the lives of four Chinese Immigrant mothers and their American born daughters. Tan weaves an intricate story as the the four families intertwine and reveal their own secrets forming and strengthening the mother daughter bond. The story begins on one daughter, Jing-mei, who takes the place of her mother at the Joy Luck Club table in place of her mother (Suyan Woo) who had died....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Joy of Hunting - Hunting is a worldwide event that has taken place for hundred's of years and is still a popular trait that is being carried on in today's society by millions of people. Although many people all over the world have experienced the hunting tradition, there are still many people who have not had the chance to experience the thrill of hunting and the excitement that is involved. There are many situations caused by hunting that can give an individual an unequaled sensation caused by an adrenaline rush and I can relate in many ways from the past years of hunting since I was a child....   [tags: Essays on Hunting] 855 words
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A Comparison of Women in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Kitchen God's Wife - Strong Women in The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife        One of the common themes in both The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife is strong women. All the women in both generations in each book gain strength through different experiences. These experiences range from a war-ravaged China to the modern day stresses of womanhood. Though different experiences have shaped each woman, they are all tied together by the common thread of strength.   The Joy Luck Club portrays strong women....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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