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In the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan the mothers and daughters face much adversity and hardships With each mother and daughter have their own virtues to overcome In the novel the first generation mothers are having troubles with their American daughters and their different ways With the help of their mother the daughters are able to overcome the hardships they endure Even though the daughters wish to live their lives aside from their Chinese descents their mothers attributes help bring back their true ethnicity in lives of their daughters In the relationship between Suyuan and her daughter June it is one with silence and secrecy June who was very stubborn and would not accept her mothers Chinese heritage It is hard to mix one heritage with another since you live in a country far different from where Junes mother had lived The cultural differences make it hard to live a good and understanding life When Suyuan died June felt emptiness inside herself She continued her mothers legacy by taking her place at the mahjong table after her mother died Suyuan didnt tell June about her past she leaves June to uncover her mothers legacy When she starts to unfold the mystery of her mothers past she fills that emptiness inside her From finally realizing how much her mother suffered in China June was able to bring back her mothers Chinese heritage in her life June agreed to fulfill her mothers dream by going back to China to see her long lost sisters Through her mothers death June realized who she truly was and who she was destined to beIn the mother-daughter relationship between An-mei and Rose it is one with great miscommunication Rose found it hard to speak to her mother because her mother doesnt always understand the American way As a little child her mother would tell her ghost stories that would frighten her It is not very Americanized for
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