The Joy Luck Club was adapted to film in 1993. Examine excerpts of this film in class and discuss the similarities and differences between the movie and the book.
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
The Impact of War
Students are to examine the writers of Amy Tan’s generation and write a paper discussing the impact of war on the themes and subjects of these authors. How did World War II impact the views and style of authors? What impact did the Korean and the Cold War have?
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the short story. Artistic ability is not important, but their...
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