The Joy Luck Club - Study Guide Part 3, Parable Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Parable Summary

A Chinese mother sees a mirrored armoire in the master suite of her daughter's new condominium and tells her that she cannot put mirrors at the foot of the bed. All her marriage happiness will bounce back and turn the opposite way. The daughter replies that this is the only place the armoire will fit. The mother pulls out a gilt-edge mirror and leans it against the headboard, on top of the two pillows, telling her daughter to hang it above the bed. The reflections will multiply the daughter's peach-blossom luck. The daughter asks what that is. The mother shows her daughter her own reflection, a picture of her future grandchild already sitting on her lap next spring. The daughter looks and there is her own reflection looking at her.

Part 3, Parable Analysis

This story emphasizes Chinese traditions of good luck based on children being...

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