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  • Different From Their Purely Chinese Parents
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    The Joy Luck Club Essay The Generation Gap in The Joy Luck Club "Hey, Ben, are you Japanese or Chinese" I asked. His reply, as it seems to be for a lot of minority groups, was, "Neither, I'm Chinese-American". So, besides his American accent and a hyphenated ending on his answer to the SAT questionnaire about his ethnic background, what's the difference In Amy Tan's captivating novel, The Joy Luck Club, I found out the answer to that question. Through the relationships and experiences of four Ch...
  • Chinese Mothers And Their American Raised Daughters
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    Everybody is different despite which culture they " re from, religion they practice or beliefs they accept as true. Finding one person of your same culture, practicing your same religion and believing all the exact, same ideas as you do is practically impossible. There are always a few factors that make you different from this person, and this idea is acceptable to most. Why then, if one found they were almost identical in thoughts and feelings as another individual, but found that this individu...
  • A Pair Of Tickets
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    "A Pair of Tickets" Amy Tan's classic short story, "A Pair of Tickets", is a coming of age story as the protagonist wakes up to her heritage when she travels to her native land, but it is also a story of internal racial tension. Not in the sense of one class looking down on another but of the internal racial tension that rages on inside Jing-me as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after...
  • Their Chinese Heritage And New American Characteristics
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    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 traditi...
  • Two Kinds By Amy Tan Jing Mei Character
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    While trying to understand the reasons for her mother wanting Jing-Mei to be great, Jing-Mei discovers the real meaning of two kinds. Two Kinds is written by Amy Tan. Jing-Mei, a young Chinese girl, grew up in America with her mother, a member of the Joy Luck Club. Through this, Jing-Meis mother pushes into being a prodigy. With this, her mother has the idea of Jing-Mei playing the piano. Initially, Jing-Mei doesnt have the drive to succeed as her mother does. Her mother has many ideas for her t...
  • Mona And Barbara's Ways
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    Throughout the book, Mona in the promised land, the main characters are faced with stereotypes which they cannot control. Stereotypes in society shape the way people are perceived. Everyone deals with their stereotype's in a different way. The two characters who deal with the most stereotypes are Mona, and Barbara. According to their stereotypes, Barbara is a better all around person than Mona, due to her social class, but when it comes to dealing with stereotypes Mona is a much stronger individ...
  • Maxine's Mother And Moon Orchid
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    In the book The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Kingston, a story of a girl trapped between the culture of her family's past and the culture currently surrounding her is presented. The girl, Maxine, enters into conflict with her mother and what can be explained as an old and traditional China. Maxine's own beliefs are found in the newer American way of life with her attempts to assimilate to the culture, making it difficult for her to feel any relation between the two very different environments. It is...
  • Wood Through Mother Daughter Transference
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    Confucianism and Taoism The constant struggle between women and the Confucian system and the use of Taoism to manipulate it and their tension with American values, exemplified in Rose's broken marriage and her mother's opinion of it, is the cause of the tension between the American born daughters and their immigrant parents in the Joy Luck Club. Confucianism is a rigid set of social guidelines and rituals based on one's place in a mainly patriarchal society. Taoism is based on the harmony of the...
  • Mother In The Joy Luck Club
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    Tradition Lives On The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, is a book that compiles stories of the lives of Chinese women that were raised in China and became American citizens. These women formed the "Joy Luck Club", which was a small group that discussed their homeland and troubles, but still enjoying the treasures of food and each other's company. Each section of the book is written from the point of view of the character. The book continues on with the stories of these women's daughters, telling stori...
  • June May's Mother's Name
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    Allegorical Level in A Pair Of Tickets Amy Tan's A Pair Of Tickets is a story concerning family and roots. June May, like the author herself, was a Chinese born in USA and grew up with an American background culture, whereas her mother grew up in China and then immigrated to America. Looking at the repeated words, we discussed that one there are many words such as mother, sister, father and Aiyi. Most of the characters in this story belong to one family, June May's family. It suggests to us that...
  • China Like Her Mother
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    Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, focusing mainly on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an immigrant from China and the daughter is a thoroughly Americanized -yellow on the surface and white underneath. In her book, the mother tries to convey their rich history and legacy to her daughter, who is almost completely ignorant of their heritage, while the daughter attempts to understand her hopelessly old- fashioned mother, who now seems to harbor a sec...
  • Kai Ting As A Typical Chinese Boy
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    In my opinion, Gus Lee did a great job in portraying a boy who was brought up in San Francisco and the hardships that he encountered. He portrays Kai Ting as a typical Chinese boy growing up in America, and how he overcomes the obstacles that he faces once in America. CHINABOY shows many examples of Chinese customs, these customs that clash with American customs. I think Kai Ting could represent any type of immigrant, who finds it difficult to start a new life in a totally different country. Kai...
  • Chinese Female With Parents
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    As a male in present society it is easier to go from a child to an adult, than for females due to the fact that the society we live in is a patriarchal where! SSm an!" rules the public. Our general lifeline is broadly and stereotypically set for us by society, where we go to school and then enter the work force to support our loving families at home. This however is changing, women have come an extremely long way from what they began at until now where we have women at top positions and even sur...
  • Mothers And Daughters
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    The Book Report of! ^0 The Joy Luck Club! +/-! ^0 The Joy Luck Club! +/- is a book of describing the relationships between the Chinese mothers and their American- born daughters. In this book, it explores the different attitudes of two generations with different backgrounds and experiences towards respect, love and marriage. Also it reveals the difference of culture and tradition crossing the both sides of the Pacific. It was published by Ivy Book, New York, 1989, written by Amy Tan, who is also...
  • Ying St Clair
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    A Conflict of Culture The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan. This novel happens to be Tan's most widely read piece of work as well as her first published book. This one book has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the recipient of the Commonwealth Gold Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. The Joy Luck Club was very much influenced by Tan's own childhood. Tan's mother and father moved from China to Oakland, California ...
  • Feelings Of Resentment For Her Mother
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    ? A Pair of Tickets? In? A Pair of Tickets? by Amy Tan the main character struggles because she is dealing with feelings of resentment for her mother, because her mother never told her of her older half sisters. She is bothered because she gets a feeling of family that as an American she has never known. This along with the fact that she was never told about her sisters by her now deceased mother makes her feel as if she had never really known her. She is also depressed by the way the rest of he...

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