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Amidst the different vignettes that appear throughout The Joy Luck Club one of the more seemly-emphasized dealings is that of Jing-Meis connection with her mother Suyuan Woo In the beginning of the novel Jing-Mei first shows the reader her fears of not being able to ever identify a connection with her mother by stating What can I tell them about my mother I dont know anything This statement was probably meant to concur with her misunderstanding of how she could possibly replace her mother adequately enough to be an actual piece in her mothers tradition of the Joy Luck Club Jing-Mei does have an idea of her mothers general history and describes to the reader the roots from which Joy Luck took life but with the statement of I never thought my mothers Kweilin story was anything but a Chinese fairy tale Jing-Mei shows a side of wonder of too what really happened throughout her late mothers lifetime A lack of a connection with that of her mother may be held somewhat accountable from an instance to which Jing-Mei describes a conversation with her mother about criticism People rise to other peoples expectations And when you criticize it just means youre expecting failure Thats the trouble you never rise This type of dialogue may show more of a confusing state of affairs as Jing-Mei does not understand her mothers past attitude or actions in her childhood and wishes to show her mother her way of thinking now The result of this seems to be uneasiness aroused with the two which is followed throughout the remainder of the text Upon observing a vignette into Jing-Meis childhood the reader finds that Suyuan labored a great deal in search of a prodigy in her daughter that could be managed one could say by her mother hence a connection in future goals in Jing-Meis life and of course to compete with Lindo Jong as to which daughter is
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