The Joy Luck Club Essay | The Joy Luck Club: The Conflict between Immigrants and Their Children

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The Joy Luck Club: The Conflict between Immigrants and Their Children

Summary: One of the hardships immigrants suffer as they assimilate into American culture is a disconnect between themselves and their children. The parents come to America hoping for a better life, but find it difficult to let go of their past experiences from their homeland, while the children more easily adopt American personality traits. In her novel The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan uses the relationships between mothers and daughters to show that when the parent's experiences are from one world and the child's experiences are from a different world, misunderstanding, conflict, and negative long-term consequences can result.
For as long as America has existed it has drawn people to its shores, to its frontiers, its cities, its soil, and its streets. And the streets were paved with bricks of gold. But one has to walk on these bricks and wear them down before one of them loosens. Then one can pick up the bricks and remember the hardships and the time it took before that brick could come out of the ground. People such as these suffer many hardships to become part of American society and begin moving up its ladder of success. One of the hardships immigrants suffer is a disconnect between themselves and their children. The parents come to America hoping for a better life, but find it difficult to let go of their past experiences, experiences from a different time, a different place...

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