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  • Waverly Jong And Lindo Jong
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    In The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, many conflicting relationships are depicted, but particularly, the relationships between the four sets of mothers and daughters, who are the main characters in the book. There are Jing-mei Woo and her recently deceased mother Suy an Woo, Lena St. Clair and her mother Ying-ying St. Clair, Rose Hsu Jordan and An-mei Hsu, and finally, Waverly Jong and Lindo Jong. All of the mothers were joined by a common bond, and now, all of the daughters are joined as well. The ...
  • Lindo And Waverly Between Suyuan And Lindo
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    Many Misconceptions and Delusions Conflicts play a crucial role in novels. Without conflict, novels would be uninteresting and very dull. Conflicts are seen in many different forms, as internal conflicts, when a character must deal with private problems, and external conflicts, when a character must deal with problems originating from an external source, like another person or society in general. Some common conflicts seen in other novels are person versus society, as in The Scarlet Letter when ...
  • Daughters And The Mothers
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    It is true that all people are created different, and thus no two cultures will ever be the same. Throughout Asian American literature there seems to be a struggle between the Asian culture and American culture. More specifically, there is a struggle between Asian women and their Asian American daughters, and what it means to be feminine, and how a woman should act. The main struggle is between how the American woman should act and how the Asian woman should act. However, the behavior of the Asi...
  • Waverly's Mother
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    George Seaver English Paper 2/20/01"The Joy Luck Club " Mrs. Wells The "Joy Luck Club", by Amy Tan, is a collection of short stories about the relationships between Chinese born mothers and their American born daughters. The story called "Four Directions" is about a woman named Waverly Jong. The story is about Waverly trying to tell her mother that she is getting married to a American man named Richard. Waverly was a chess champion as while she was a young girl and she remembers the strategy tha...
  • June's Mother
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    -The Sisters of Misunderstanding- Parents always want what is best for their children, regardless of culture or ethnicity. In The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, and in "Life With Father" by Itabari N jeri, the parents express their parental methods upon their daughters. Children will all react differently to their parent's methods, as do Waverly, June, and Itabari, but they still share a common resentment for their parents. It is shown in the two stories how parental methods expressed to children ca...
  • Mothers And Daughters
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    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. Two...
  • Better Marriage
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    A giant total has been assessed onto an assignment. The team has spent weeks of preparation. In moments the presentation of this project will commence. But, some team members aren't ready. The whole project crumbles and ultimately results in a failure. Disciplined workers have no control over it, but they must overcome this obstacle. Only this way can they become better people and know how to handle similar situations in the future. People must overcome hardships to have stronger personalities, ...
  • Tan's Writing Style Amy
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    Amy Tan's Writing Style Amy Tan's Writing Style Essay, Research Paper? Rules of the Game? Amy Tan's writing style is about the Chinese-American culture integrated with life stories. She gives the reader an opportunity to gain knowledge about the way of life her family, friends, and even herself have had. Tan's main purpose of writing is to educate people about growing up as a minority. In her stories, ? Tan is handing us the key with no price tag and letting us open the brass-bolted door.? (Gill...

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