Essays Tagged: "mothers and daughters"

Relations between women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

nships between women in the nineteenth century America created a web of love and support for women. Mothers and daughters, sisters and friends from childhood formed emotional and sometimes physical bo ... s)B. The mother-daughter relationship is at the center of this world. The daughters relied on their mothers forsupport and learned their female duties from them, sortof an apprenticeship.C. through re ...

(3 pages) 92 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Joy Luck Club

ife. Some stories were really based on her own family story. Furthermore, the relationships between mothers and daughters that Amy Tan described in the story was reflected with her personal life story ... e has with her mother, Daisy Tan.Amy Tan describes in "The Joy Luck Club" the lives of four Chinese mothers and their daughters through their personal stories. Some of the stories that she mentioned w ...

(3 pages) 151 0 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

The love between mothers and daughters is a sacred sort of love that will never become surpassed on the same type of ... further realization that a mother's love is an unsurpassing and eternal sentiment; through this the mothers improve their relationships with their daughters.Firstly, the story An-Mei Hsu demonstrates ... there past differences.Through out, each of the three stories in Amy Tan's novel a common idea of a Mothers love, and caring coming together with a mutual understanding makes a perpetual friendship, b ...

(5 pages) 144 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mother Daughter Relationships in Edwidge Danticat's "New York Day Woman" and Gich Jen's "Who's Irish?"

the characters in the short stories "Who's Irish?" and "New York Day Women." Relationships between mothers and daughters take different forms for different people. The mother/daughter relationship am ... n be the same, but also very different.There are many similarities in the relationships between the mothers and daughters in the short stories, "Who's Irish?" and "New York Day Women." One similarity ...

(5 pages) 108 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Sexism in the Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

m 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 sexism is not a major theme in this novel, it runs throughout the who ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Importance of Certain Traditional Chinese Beliefs in Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club"

s, and deal with the tensions between Chinese and American culture within the relationships between mothers and daughters. The Joy Luck Club is now considered a novel, because all twelve of the short ... s examples of the supernatural aspects of Chinese culture. Many of the daughters believe that their mothers have some sort of supernatural power over them. For example, Waverly thinks that her mother ...

(9 pages) 66 2 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The feeling makes the world go round

where. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy but it's always there: fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes it ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Eating Disorders

ll her, "That's the only way that you will never get fat." Everyone has their own story about mothers and food. The link between the two is, of course, elemental; every child's first eating habi ... f course, elemental; every child's first eating habits come from the mother's body. We feed off our mothers, and then when they no longer make the food in their bodies, they cook it on the stove-oatme ...

(6 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

White Olender

Many authors in the 20th century write novels about relationships that endure hardships between mothers and daughters, in addition to the sexual and physical abuse taking place in today's society. ... e. Not surprisingly, this did not help make Astrid feel more loved. Both women that were her foster mothers were cruel and vicious to Astrid, the mothers made Astrid feel inferior to them. To this, sh ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Jamaica Kincaid

in separating from her mother. Although it is common for the teen years to be painful ones on both mothers and daughters, the separation of the child from the family is usually initiated by the child ... . "The story of female development, both in fiction and theory, needs to be written in the voice of mothers as well as in that of daughters. It needs to cease mystifying maternal stories".(p.161) Anni ...

(9 pages) 800 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Joy Luck Club

ural Film The movie that I watched was called "The Joy Luck Club."� It is about Chinese-born mothers and their American-born daughters. The daughters attempt to understand their mothers' tragic ... terms with their own ethnic and family identity. The stories, whether narrated by the Chinese-born mothers or their American-born daughters, perceptions of self are shaped by the cultural context sur ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan

Synopsis:The "Joy Luck Club" is a story based on family values that are interacted between four mothers and four daughters. Throughout the story each mother and daughter shares a story about their ... s. Typically whenever a daughter is in a dilemma, it is directed towards their mother's experiences.Mothers and Daughters:The "twosomes" that relay on each other are:Suyuan Woo ( Jing Mei WooAn-Mei Hs ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Identity Crisis in Amy Tan's "Joy Luck Club"

"The Joy Luck Club", through a series of sixteen stories told by four pairs of mothers and daughters, is an intimate look at the lives of immigrant Chinese women and their America ... se stories give us insight into the difficulties that these women have with their identities as the mothers try to give their daughters the best of each culture and the daughters struggle for independ ... the daughters struggle for independence from their mothers and their traditional ways. Many of the mothers use stories, and especially tragedies, of their past to help their daughters, as well as the ...

(4 pages) 29 0 0.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Joy Luck Club and Its Analysis of Familial Relationships

ithin a story, is essential to the development of the novel. The alternating views between the four mothers and daughters often lend themselves to the identification with characters through in the nov ... various events through the American-born daughter's eyes, then through the eyes of their immigrant mothers. As Patricia L. Hamilton states in her review "Feng Shui, Astrology, and the Five Elements: ...

(6 pages) 27 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Communication Barriers within The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

In the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the mothers and daughters share relationships that are complex and unique. Besides being family, the wom ... s well as the "Americanized" daughters being unable, or unwilling, to listen fully to their Chinese mothers.The first barrier that seems to make life difficult for these women and in some cases, their ... e language difference. Many of the daughters have a very slim grasp on the Chinese dialect of their mothers and in turn, some of the mothers struggle with English. In the case of the St.Clair family, ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bonding Love - Comparing A Recipe For Bees, by Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells.

nces and lean towards focusing on the good. Finally, the one outward action that truly enables both mothers and daughters to restore their relationships is the act of selflessness.In Divine Secrets of ... to calmly go about her day waiting patiently for Joy to call.In both novels the best friends of the mothers enable the conflicting family members to compose themselves, and guide them forward towards ...

(11 pages) 1559 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Chinese Invincible Women Fight With The Tragic Fate In The Past

rican life experiences, family and difficulties within the generational problems that occur between mothers and daughters. In The Woman Warrior and The Joy Luck Club, mothers tell stories to their dau ... ghts in the past. They tell stories of dissolving into American society and being raised by Chinese mothers. They show how immigrants try to pass on their values, instincts, and knowledge to the secon ...

(8 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Differences in Communication

respond differently on the same subject. I think that some communication is best handled by women. Mothers and daughters, for instance, share certain “womanly things.” Daddy’s usually ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies