… of sacrificing their own lives to keep a family promise. Thus, they get very upset at their daughters, who “can promise to come to dinner, but if she wants to watch a favorite movie on TV, she no longer has a promise (p. 42).
One of the most important themes in Tans The Joy Luck Club is a constant quest for identity, which led to difficult …
… native culture to June, even though she desperately wants to.
In this story, Tan frequently uses the theme of Chinese-American life to describe the relationship between mothers and daughters. In The Joy Luck Club, the mothers are immigrants from China and the daughters are totally americanized.
The mothers attempt to pass on their rich culture and past to their daughters, who tend to be ignorant of …
… High School.
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