scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 862
The Joy Luck Club Essay The Generation Gap in The Joy Luck Club Hey Ben are you Japanese or Chinese I asked His reply as it seems to be for a lot of minority groups was Neither Im Chinese-American So besides his American accent and a hyphenated ending on his answer to the SAT questionnaire about his ethnic background whats the difference In Amy Tans captivating novel The Joy Luck Club I found out the answer to that question Through the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters I was able to see a massive difference between their corresponding lifestyles The generation gap of the women born during the first quarter of the century in China and their daughters born in the American atmosphere of California is a quality that doesnt exactly take a scientist to see From the beginning of the novel we hear Suyuan Woo tell the story of The Joy Luck Club a group started by some Chinese women during World War II where we feasted we laughed we played games lost and won we told the best stories And each week we could hope to be lucky That hope was our only joy p 12 Really this was their only joy The mothers grew up during perilous times in China They all were taught to desire nothing to swallow other peoples misery to eat their own bitterness p 241 Though not many of them grew up terribly poor they all had a certain respect for their elders and for life itself These Chinese mothers were all taught to be honorable to the point of sacrificing their own lives to keep any family members promise Instead of 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 To Chinese people fourteen carats isnt real gold
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA