The Joy Luck Club - Arko Dewri Mrs Dewey English 9H Period...

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Arko Dewri Mrs. Dewey English 9H, Period 2 03 May 2010 What a Joy! What a Luck! What can just a feather do? The answer is a lot of things. This little feather of a goose is where the story of joy and luck starts. Long ago, a woman came from China to USA. She carried a goose with her. When she crossed the immigration border, the immigration guard took away the goose from her but the woman managed to keep a feather of the goose with her. She promised to raise her future daughter in Americanized way, so that the daughter would not be able to feel the sadness and pain she herself felt. The Joy Luck Club , by Amy Tan, is the story of multi-generation and multi-culture, and most importantly the mother-daughter relationship. All the sadness, fears, joys, and lucks are shared in this story, where mothers and daughters tell their own stories of their lives, and strengthen the mother-daughter relationships among themselves. Suyuan Woo was the founder of the “Joy Luck Club.” Suyuan used to tell June of her story when she was first married in Kweilin, and of her days in Kweilin, but June always thought of the story of joy and luck as her mother’s "Kweilin" story. But as time past, the ending of the same story grew darker and darker, casting long shadows into Suyuan’s life and eventually June’s life. During the Japanese war, Suyuan had to go to Kwelin where she found that her thoughts about Kwelin were totally incorrect. Her husband had to go to Chungking with the army, and she had to stay alone. That is when she came up with the idea of the “Joy Luck Club” with three other women. They often gathered together and played mahjong. Once, Suyuan was told to go to her husband inn Chunking, and she immediately left with a wheelbarrow full of goods and two babies. But bit by bit she had to discard everything, and by the time she arrived at her destination, she lost everything. When June asked what happened to those babies, she simply answered, “Your father is not my first husband. You are not those babies.” An-Mei Hsu is one of the women of the “Joy Luck Club” in USA. She was raised by her
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