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The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan 1989 ChineseAJing-Mei June Woo June is rebellious in nature always swimming against her mothers dreams for her not because they were harmful dreams but because she felt she could never live up to them and she didnt because she thought she couldnt Her mothers death has brought her face to face with questions about herself her mother and both their identitiesB Suyuan Woo Like any mother Suyuan wanted her daughter to be the best she could be She pushed her to make her proud of herself to give that one child what the two that were swallowed by her past could notAAn-Mei Hsu She is a strong woman whose strength came form her mothers sacrifice She wishes her daughter to be strong as well to break with the Chinese role of swallowing ones own tears and sorrowsBRose Hsu Jordan A character drowned in vacillation Rose has given her life to a dominating husband until that husband leaves her This is when after all the confusion in her heart clears and she finds the strength the voice her mother intended her to haveCLindo Jong Lindo is a brave cunning woman who found a way to change her fate tied to an undesired husband As a mother she is controlling if not somewhat possessive she only wishes the best of both worlds for her daughter American and ChineseDWaverly Place Jong Waverlys character is intelligent calculating yet fragile She could outsmart any chess opponent and stubbornly believed it was all her merit yet the instant her mother no longer demonstrated how proud she made her she became weak Independence from her mothers feelings and actions seems to be her largest desire but she cant and maybe she shouldnt fight so hard and realize her mother is not her opponentEYing-Yin St Clair Ying-Yin is a dismal character Scared from her first marriage empty because her spirit her joy has fled her body She
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