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The joy luck clubMother daughter relationship in The Joy Luck Club is a representation of the persistent tensions and powerful bonds between mother and daughter in a Chinese- American society The book illustrates the hardships both the mother and daughters go through in order to please the other Also it shows the troubles the daughters face when growing up in two cultures This book reveals that most of the time mothers really do know best In Rules of the Game we see a mother daughter conflict Waverlys mother is always showing her off because she is a national chess champion Waverly takes this as being exploited by her own mother because she was raised in a society with more American influence than Chinese In a Chinese society a womans social standing is measured by how successful your children are and also how well you care for your spouse Because of this Waverlys mother boasts about Waverlys mastery of the game of chess Throughout all of the Jing-Mei Woo stories June has to recall all of the memories of what her mother had told her She remembers how her mother left her babies during the war Junes mother felt that since she had failed as a mother to her first babies she had failed as a person When she made June take piano lessons June thought that she was trying to make her become a child prodigy like Waverly but her mother did this because she knew it would benefit June for the rest of her life Because of the death of her mother June was forced to take the place of her mother in more than just filling her place at the Mah Jong table The mother daughter tradition was broken because the lost babies were found after the death of their mother Junes trip to China can be seen as the completion of her mothers promise to return honoring her sisters by attempting
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