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Joy Luck Club Guilt is a powerful means of controlling someone else Parents use it because its often an easy way of controlling their children In Amy Tans Joy luck club Junes Mom knew great ways to control her daughter by using guilt She used guilt because that was the only way she knew Because she had such a tragic and sometimes even dramatic life she wanted better for her daughter Unfortunately June misinterpreted her mother intentions and didnt realize what her mother was trying to do for her until after her mother died Parentchild relationships are like seasons of the year Summer is nice beautiful and kind much like some parents Then we have winter which is not as nice it gets colder and angrier at people just like parents get angrier at their children Then beautiful and warm summer comes back In the story Junes Mom was like winter cold and angry at June She was angry at June for not being obedient not doing what she told her to and ruining her reputation in her little circle of friends This one time Junes Mom basically forced June to take piano lessons because she wanted June to be prodigy June did take the lessons unfortunately she had no other choice Once they had a show where she was supposed to play or show off as June called it Her Mom invited all her friends because she wanted to raise her reputation and show how talented daughter was June messed up on the song that she was supposed to play She never forgot or forgave that moment Her Mom looked so low in the eyes of the other Mothers like poor in the eyes of rich She never had enough patience with June which is critical for parents to have to be good parents June was like summer kind caring and warm From seeing her mother being so angry at life
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