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AP ENGLISH LITERATURE(Literary Journal)Mrs. AshcraftStudent Name: Ka’Shaun Swan Period: 4th Date: 04/22/2019Title: The Joy Luck Club Genre: Novel, Domestic Fiction Author: Amy Tan # Pages: 288 Copyright Date:2009THE AUTHOR AND HIS OR HER TIMES:Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California in 1952. Her parents immigrated to the United States from China. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, living in twelve different homes by the time she graduated high school. Part of her family’s life ended early when her father and brother died from a brain tumor. Since those events took place, Amy Tan’s mother took her and her other brother to Europe to travel the world. The small family, then, settled in Montreux, Switzerland. Amy Tan has attended many colleges/universities, such as San Jose City College, San Jose State University, Linfield College, University of California at Berkely, and University of California at Santa Cruz. She earned her Bachelor’s degree, with a double major in English and Linguistics, and a Master’s degree in Linguistics. She worked as a language development specialist and became the director for a demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In her early thirties, she became a freelance business writer. Tan is the author of several works like The Joy Luck Club, The Valley of Amazement, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning, and the author of two children's books, Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat andThe Moon Lady. She was a co-producer and co-screenwriter for the live action version of The Joy Luck Club.FORM, STRUCTURE, AND PLOT:The novel is written in chapters, with each chapter detailing a different viewpoint and story. The beginning of the book begins with flashbacks to life in China for the mothers. The novel is told in the mother’s and daughter’s point of view. Tan also included chinese language to fit the story’s background with the Chinese culture being displayed. The language was also used to identify which mother or daughter was being referred to, since the book had different points ofview included into one novel. Tan’s novel contains sixteen different personal stories about the issues between Chinese immigrant mothers and their Chinese-American raised daughters. The book is based around Jing-mei's trip to China to meet her long lost half-sisters, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa.POINT OF VIEW (NARRATIVE PERSPECTIVE):The point of view in The Joy Luck Clubare switched between the narrators of the
mothers and daughters. Each narration, a total of seven, is in first person. During the novel, someevents was narrated twice, so the audience is able to see the different perspectives on what happened. The narration mainly focused on their own feelings and how it impacted them in relation to their mothers. All the mothers emigrated from China and have gone through some suffering. The way the mothers were raised was more “complex”, which influenced on how they raised and disciplined their daughters. The daughters were born in America, so their perspective

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