Amy Tan Two Kinds Analysis Essay

Amy Tan writes as many hidden things as the number of her story in Two kinds. As its complex structure suggests, the book tries to organize the the stories of mother and daughter with the intention of reaching the same destination: the daughter’s recovery of her cultural and ethnic identity as Chinese by overcoming the … Read more

The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

In the novel, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, the characters Suyuan and Jing-Mei Woo have a mother-daughter relationship confused with scattered conflict, but ultimately composed of deep love and commitment for one another. Because of drastic differences in the environments in which they were raised and in their life experiences, these two women … Read more

Amy Tan

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, on February 19, 1952. She grew up in Fresno, Oakland, Berkeley, and the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her father was educated in Beijing and immigrated to America in 1947 and became a Baptist minister, and her mother, forced to leave behind three children from a … Read more

Amy Tan’s Joy luck club

Guilt is a powerful means of controlling someone else. Parents use it because it’s often an easy way of controlling their children. In Amy Tan’s Joy luck club, June’s Mom knew great ways to control her daughter by using guilt. She used guilt because that was the only way she knew. Because she had such … Read more

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan, 1989, Chinese

A. Jing-Mei (June) Woo. June is rebellious in nature, always swimming against her mothers dreams for her, not because they were harmful dreams but because she felt she could never live up to them, and she didnt because she thought she couldnt. Her mothers death has brought her face to face with questions about herself, … Read more