Forgot your password?  

The Joy Luck Club Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 4, An-Mei Hsu, "Magpies" Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 116 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Joy Luck Club.
This section contains 3,303 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Joy Luck Club Study Guide

Part 4, An-Mei Hsu, "Magpies" Summary

Rose Hsu tells her mother, An-Mei, that her marriage to Ted is falling apart, and she cannot save it. An-Mei was raised the Chinese way - to desire nothing, to swallow other people's misery, and to eat her own bitterness. She teaches her daughter Rose the opposite, but she comes out the same. Rose can still hear what happened to her more than sixty years ago when her grandmother Popo died and she left to live with her mother.

An-Mei is at her uncle's house in Ningpo, where her grandmother Popo has just died. Her natural mother is there, the woman who dishonored her widowhood by becoming the third concubine to a rich man. The night before An-Mei's mother is to leave, she tells her about the turtle in their courtyard pond. The turtle is old and...

(read more from the Part 4, An-Mei Hsu, "Magpies" Summary)

This section contains 3,303 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Joy Luck Club Study Guide
Copyrights
The Joy Luck Club from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook