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Oscar Wilde once said What seems to us as bitter trials are oftenblessings in disguise By getting through their bitter trials oneis awarded with blessings that come in different forms and shapes Thesebitter trials can range from a wide variety of tasks One example ofthis is learning to change ones views or perspective into becomingmore accepting By changing their perspective one is awarded with theblessing of acceptance Doing so one accepts what is around them theyfind beauty in their culture family and themselves This is exploredby Amy Tan in The Joy Luck Club Culture provides beauty and bringspeople closer Ones family is the key to self-discovery they must beaccepted from a realistic viewpoint and ones own responsibilitiestowards them must be understood After accepting their roots andheritage one discovers the power they possess and the effect they haveon others and loses all fear of judgement or rejection by others InThe Joy Luck Club Amy Tan develops the idea that changing onesperspective can help them accept their culture their family andultimately themselves causing them to discover the power and virtuesthat they possess within Amy Tan explores the relationships between immigrant parents and theirAmerican born children showing the effort to make them appreciate theirheritage By accepting the differences between cultures one acceptsthe people and the beauty of their culture June one of the daughterstakes a trip to China where she realizes that her culture is anunchangeable part of her She begins to see the beauty of her cultureAnd I cant help myself I also have misty eyes as if I had seen thisa long long time ago and had almost forgotten 268 This quoteshows major character development since the beginning of the book whenJune had said It was one of those Chinese expressions that means thebetter half of mixed intentions I can never remember things I didntunderstand in the first place 19 The contrast in these
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