The Joy Luck Club 3


The joy luck club...Mother daughter relationship in 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 ...

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her first babies she had failed as a person. When she made June take piano lessons June thought that she was trying to make her become a child prodigy like Waverly, but her mother did this because she knew it would benefit June for the rest of her life.
Because of the death of her mother, June was forced to take the place of her mother in more than just filling her place at the Mah Jong table. The mother daughter tradition was broken because the lost babies were found after the death of their mother. June's trip to China can be seen as the completion of her mother's promise to return, honoring her sisters by attempting to transfer what she had absorbed from her mother and her tradition.
"And I think, My mother is right. I am becoming Chinese"(Tan 306). This is what June thinks as she crosses into China. Like the Taoist Yin/Yang symbol, June and her mother have become two of the same thing. The only difference being their thoughts, June with American, her mother with ...

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