The train pulls into the station, and the visitors are met by Canning's great-aunt. When we begin the story we learn that her mother has recently passed and she is struggling with her Chinese identity. Blood also signifies your identity. The understanding about the meaning of names is an important scene that allows Jing-Mei to feel more a part of the past she shares with her mother and twin sisters. She was willing to visit China and meet with her two half-sisters only in. After she died, a schoolmate saw the twins in a department store and tried to contact Suyuan in America.
With the letter was an attached photo of her daughter, June May. Gradually throughout the story, Jing-mei peels back the layers of her American-self, to find the part of her that is Chinese. She was raised in San Francisco, and lived the lifestyle of a typical American. The novel explains how the mothers and daughters got to be where they are; for some it's a good place, for others, not so great. When she meets her sisters, she feels whole and has a deeper understanding of 'home. In April 1989, The Joy Luck Club made the New York Times' bestseller list, where it remained for seven months. In doing so, she hoped that the twins would eventually be returned to the family.
But my father is staring down at this tiny sparrow of a woman, squinting into her eyes. The Joy Luck Club is a novel by Amy Tan that explores the relationship and lives of four Chinese-American immigrant families. When she regained consciousness, she was in a truck with other sick people and an American missionary. Most of the characters in this story belong to one family, June Mays family. When she arrived in Chungking, she learned that her husband was dead. All her life she has denied everything Chinese that is in her, Americanizing herself as much as possible. She had lived her life as an American never wanting to acknowledge her lineage.
This highly emotional ending to the novel is based on a true incident from Tan's life. Then she put in family pictures and a note and left her daughters to see if she could find food. Early in 1985, Tan began to worry that she was devoting too much time to her business and started looking for a change. She then goes into how she is aware of the different ways she uses the English language, she was in a middle of a speech, talking very precise about her book to a group of people using her knowledge of correct grammar that she has learned throughout school, and books, until she spotted her mother, and started to reminisce about how she holds a conversation with her mom. The three sisters are their mother — and yet they are not.
Her dream seemed unlikely to become reality, however, after a series of tragedies shook her life. When Suyuan finally reaches Chungking, officers tell her that her husband died two weeks previously. First it can produce four types of time. Amy is signed up for many practices and events that she does not want to do. Now that Jandale has meet her sisters, she can now make peace in her life knowing that she has fulfilled her dreams and the dreams of her mother. The main symbol of the short story A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan would be the pictures. Suyuan had walked to the point of exhaustion, feeling the beginning of dysentery in her stomach.
Not in the sense of one class looking down on another but of the internal racial tension that rages on inside Jing-mei as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after her mother dies…. Looking at the repeated words, we discussed that one there are many words such as mother, sister, father and Aiyi. Although John and Daisy rarely socialized with their neighbors, Amy and her brothers ignored their parents' objections and tried hard to fit into American society. Also about the difficulties for a Chinese mother to raise an Americanised daughter. He could not hear her off-key notes that she would play in her attempts to not try to learn how to play. She grew up in San Francisco, California and has never known what it is to be Chinese.
First I will be looking at a quick summary of the novel. Next, I will be looking at the main theme presented in the novel. Being immersed in the American culture her entire life, Jing Mei believes that her Chinese heritage was only through her blood. The strongest argument that Tan suggest is that this may not only be a look into her own life, rather it may be the struggles that every child and parent goes through as they come into age. She thus named her Waverly, after the street they lived on, to let her know that America, San Francisco in particular, was where she belonged. I, myself being a young women reader can connect with the pain that is felt throughout the story considerably better than a young man could.
Her name makes her the essence of her two sisters. She is genius when it comes tochess and she brags about it to Jing Mei. However Jing-mei feels like she is trying to make her into someone she is not. Soon she fainted and awoke in the back of a truck filled with sick people who were being tended by American missionaries. When Jing-mei first enters Guangzhou, the scenery is filled with gray and dull cement buildings and one gets a sense of lifelessness.
She remembers seeing herself and her own mother back in China, comparing their features then. Jandale should have been delighted to have the opportunity to visit China and get to know her roots and her family. Although all of her family is Chinese, she grew up in America because that is where her parents moved during the Japanese invasion of China. These two events are very important together for the death of her mother alone did not force Jing-mei to change. She sees in them the part of her that is Chinese. Through her meeting with her half-sisters, Jing-mei finds her heritage, her identity. The first habit that we capture is the unsympathetic feeling towards Amy.