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The life of Jing-mei Woo was not of a Disney story but a sad difficult life Her past are laced with hard lessons She is burdened with her mothers past haunting her and her family The life changed when Canning asked Jing-mei to take Suyuans place in the Joy Luck Club Ultimately discover a part of family that she never knew existed and found herself on a Journey to find them and be united for the first time Jing-meis mother had unattainable expectations of Jing-mei Suyuan expected her daughter to be a prodigy and tried to shape her into one In the beginning she was very excited and was looking forward to her future fame and popularly p142 Every night her mother gave her tests after tests p143 but Jing-mei fell short of her mothers expectations Again and again Jing-mei saw Suyunan disappointed face that she began to give up p144 She decided that the prodigy in her was the girl who would steadfastly refuse to be what she was not p144 Jing-mei and her mother finally gave up on the concept of prodigy until seeing a nine-year-old Chinese girl perform on the piano on the Ed Sullivan Show Suyuan made Jing-mei take lessons from their neighbor Mr Chong p146-148 Unfortunately Mr Chong was deaf and his eye was too slow to keep track of her performance on the piano therefore Jing-mei learned how to make mistakes and not get caught p148 She learned the hard lesson that if you slacked off then you would pay the price Jing-meis mother entered Jing-mei on a talent contest p149 Jing-mei played pleading child Jing-mei did not practice very hard so she played poorly she learned the lesson the hard way She felt devastated and felt that she let her mother down p151 Suyuan did not realize how strongly her disappointment affected Jing-mei as a child Jing-mei began to associate herself with the disappointment of Suyuans expectations p153-154
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