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Lives of Sadness in "The Joy Luck Club"

Summary: In "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan, the women in the Chinese culture seemed doom to sad lives, but they are strong women who overcome their hardships to create better lives for themselves and their families.
The Chinese Poet Fu Hsuan once claimed, "How sad it is to be a woman!" In early Chinese society this was a very true statement. Women were expected to be subordinate to all men in their lives and had no say in their own future. Women lived modest lives and obeyed the commands of their husbands. They accepted it as their destiny and often did not challenge their husband's words. In her novel, Amy Tan tells the story about the obstacles faced by eight Chinese Women. Tan draws from her Chinese background in order to tell stories of despair, pain and hope. The stories intertwine to tell one story, of how ones sadness can lead to joy. In The Joy Luck Club the lives of Suyuan Woo and An-Mei Hsu show how sad it is to be a woman, however these women...

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