The Joy Luck Club Essay | Sorrow and Fortune in the Joy Luck Club

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Sorrow and Fortune in the Joy Luck Club

Summary: Discusses the novel, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan. Decribes the four characters and their connections with each other and life itself.
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, is filled with many memories from past and present. It is about four mothers and four daughters all Chinese striving in an American world with the new customs. This book has a huge sentimental value for all coming to a new world of ideas, experiences, and opportunities. The four, opening, italicized parts to the short stories about the characters show great connections throughout the book and life itself.

The first opening section, "Feathers From a Thousand Li Away", tells about a mother leaving her homeland in China, and coming to America with big dreams, such as having a daughter who shall speak only perfect English. Along with her luggage she carries with her a swan. This swan symbolizes the new and venturous life she is about to have in America. She will give this swan...

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