Essays Tagged: "Joy Luck Club"

"A Pair of Ticket"

The short story 'A Pair of Tickets' is a component of a novel 'The Joy Luck Club' by AmyTan which focuses on a woman fulfilling the lifelong wish of her mother. The ti ... ices that the crowds in the train station feels like getting on a bus in SanFrancisco, and starts enjoying the pushing too. In downtown Guangzhou, the highrises and theconstruction make her feel like ... o Chungking, she haddeveloped an illness caused by her depression of having to abandon them. In the Joy Luck Club,Amy Tan's narrator states that her father thinks the narrator's mother was killed by h ...

(6 pages) 203 0 3.6 Mar/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A short summary of the stories in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club.

best. Perhaps one of the most scarring events that happened to any of the women associated with the Joy Luck Club was what happened to Waverly's grandmother._____Upon visiting and honoring her dead hu ...

(2 pages) 121 2 4.8 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Joy Luck Club

How some characters in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club reflex aspect of her lifeAmy Tan has become one of the most successful Asian-American ... ecome one of the most successful Asian-American writers of our time. Her first work of fiction "The Joy Luck Club" was published in 1989 and became the longest running best seller on the New York Time ... . This novel has been very popular ever since. After reading Amy Tan's biography and her novel "The Joy Luck Club", people were fascinated by how her characters in her novel reflex aspect of her life. ...

(3 pages) 151 0 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Joy Luck Club" themes

The Joy Luck ClubDuring the novel one of the major themes is the mother and daughters have some miscommu ...

(4 pages) 137 4 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Summary of the chapters...

The Joy Luck Club1/6/03Ch1Jing-Mei Woo: The Joy Luck Club In this chapter we are introduced to th ... ated all the way back in China when Jing-Mei Woo's mother Suyuan was in the city of Kweilin. At the Joy Luck Club a group of old Chinese women sit around and eat and after that they sit down in a tabl ... around and eat and after that they sit down in a table to play a friendly game of Mah-Jong. At the Joy Luck Club there are 4 major members, Lindo Jong, Ying-ying St. Clair, An-Mei Hsu, and Suyuan Woo ...

(8 pages) 88 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Divide from within This essay is about generation gaps of the characteres in the book J"oyluck club" by Amy Tam.

without the actual desire or actual potential for achieving these features. Similarly, in the book Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan, the characters, Jing-mei "June" Woo, Rose Hsu Jordan and Waverly J ... forces one to lose his or her path and take upon one that is chose by the parent. Similarly, in the Joy Luck Club parental expectations crate stress and hatred in what the characters do. In the Joy Lu ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan: mother and daughter relationships.

ncy to the key theme of: Barriers existing between generations, in Amy Tan's captivating novel, The Joy Luck Club. As a litterateur, Ms. Tan evokes further realization that a mother's love is an unsur ... mother's pendant more and more, as a sense of security. Once June is informed by the Ladies of the Joy Luck Club that the once fantasy stories, are reality, she begins to see her mother in a differen ...

(5 pages) 144 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.

The Joy and Luck of the Family BrawlIn Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club", the characters always seem to be f ... a plan. She and Rich go to eat at Auntie Su's house. Waverly instructs Rich to pretend to greatly enjoy the food. After, Waverly and Rich send a thank you note, to Auntie Su, and it says that the food ... ese food that Rich had ever tasted. This is very smart on Waverly's part, because Lindo's pride and joy is her cooking. A few days later, Lindo invites Waverly to a belated birthday dinner for her fat ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Night" by Elie Wiesel, and "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.

ortunate losses taken by the ultimate power of fate. Corresponding to Night, author Amy Tan of "The Joy Luck Club" tells the story of a group of Chinese women struggling to cope with their American ho ... up of Chinese women struggling to cope with their American home. Like in Night, we find that in The Joy Luck Club, these Chinese women have their struggles with their past conflicts of faith and faith ...

(4 pages) 128 2 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The relationship between children and parents from the 2 essays: Nights Below Station Street and Joy Luck Club.

ights Below Station Street. The family lives of the characters from Nights Below Station Street and Joy Luck Club demonstrate that children's behavior is directly affected by the misunderstanding of t ... e novel shows how children fail to recognize their parents' love for them. In the second section of Joy Luck Club, the problem of communication and lack of understanding between mothers and daughters ...

(5 pages) 18967 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character Sketch on Lindo Jong, from "The Joy Luck Club".

The Joy Luck ClubThe Key to understanding Lindo Jong is that she is a very strong and imaginative woman. ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club".

In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan explores the different mother-daughter relationships between the characters, ... ess and success where she finds it lacking. It is with this mentality that she creates the original Joy Luck Club while awaiting the Japanese invasion of China in Kweilin. "The Joy Luck Club, where we ... and won, we told the best stories. And each week, we could hope to be lucky. That hope was our only joy" (12). Her sense of the power of will could at times cause problems, such as when Suyuan believe ...

(12 pages) 153 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Joy Luck CLub

eatly due to their family's surroundings, and relationships they are involved in. In the novel, The Joy Luck Club, the characters are generic, in the sense that, although they are from different famil ... inese character. How could I know these two do not mix?" (Tan 289).The characters of the novel, The Joy Luck Club, unravel the intricacies of combining a Chinese heritage with American circumstances a ...

(9 pages) 111 0 3.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Joy Luck Club. An essay comparing and contrasting the differences of American and Chinese culture through the book by Amy Tan.

The Joy Luck Club"I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese ... ry common to meet someone who will introduce themselves as a something - Canadian. In the book, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, she writes about a group of four Chinese families who immigrate to the Sta ...

(6 pages) 145 1 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sexism in the Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

for them to live with an optimistic view on life.Although sexism is not a major theme of Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club, it is clear that it does affect the lives of the mothers and daughters.Although sexis ... women that grew up in China and therefore they have this tradition of sexism inside. The reader of Joy Luck Club can observe the signs of sexism in almost every story of the novel. Each mother or dau ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Motifs of Amy Tan's 'The Joy Luck Club'" is about the motifs and themes in section 1 of Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club." It deals with motifs such as the color red, the five elements, and promises.

In the first section of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, there are many motifs threaded throughout each of the four stories. One of ...

(2 pages) 84 1 3.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Traversing Through Linguistic and Cultural Barriers: The Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan

tion and being able to identify with parents or other guardians at some point in their life. In The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan the characters must struggle not only with the generation gap, but also lin ... submerged in Chinese culture by using language and double talk as weapons. Early in the novel, the Joy Luck Club members discuss the different types of mah jong and Jing Mei realizes how oppositely s ...

(4 pages) 58 2 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Two kinds by amy tam

"Two Kinds"--taken from the book "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan--is a story about a mother who always has a wish that Jing-Mei, her nine-y ... Jing-Mei herself. In the field of art, especially music, one can't hardly be truly successful and enjoying if one doesn't have the passion, the craving for that type of art. This is exactly what Jing- ... could be best at piano so that she could play at the recital in front of many other members of the Joy Luck Club? But what is she thinking? How could anybody get a feel of the song expression when th ...

(14 pages) 181 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Joy Luck Club tied into the American Dream

, provide the pure evidence of how no single person is alike entirely in our world today. Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club addresses this fact head on, with the morals and life stories offered up by a group of ... d other than the individual who made it in the end. The characters and personalities created in The Joy Luck Club show this trait continuously throughout their trials and ordeals they encounter. While ...

(5 pages) 51 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Describe an issue in The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, and explain how the author presents it.

The book, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is a short story book. Each individual story is told from a different viewp ... ng of the mentalities of both mother and daughter - and why each one is the way she is.Although The Joy Luck Club is a short story book, the individual stories relate to each other and correlate to ex ... tale of its own.The book sets off with the untimely death of Jing-mei Woo's mother, who founded the Joy Luck Club and died with unfinished businesses - the knowledge that her two daughters (whom she'd ...

(5 pages) 74 1 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers