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Divided From Within Just imagine yourself wanting to go into college while your parents expect you to attend the best university in the country The expectations are set too high and a feeling of misunderstanding arises between your parents and you Parental expectations can sometimes be huge pressure to shrug off and walk It causes children to lose their self-esteem and is forced to take upon these expectations without the actual desire or actual potential for achieving these features Similarly in the book Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan the characters Jing-mei June Woo Rose Hsu Jordan and Waverly Jong experience a great deal of parental experience that impact their lives and change their lives forever My mother believed you can be anything you wanted to be in America Tan 1989 141 One can tell from this line that Suyuan Woo Junes mother would have great expectations for her kids She believed that you could be anything that you wanted to be in the States She would tell June that nothing is impossible in America and that you can be prodigy too Tan 1989 141 This early stage of high parental expectations frustrates June who believes she is nowhere near being a prodigy Suyuan Woo set this early expectation that her child can be anything she wanted her to be She would watch Shirleys old movies and tell June that she can be like Shirley and quickly took her to a beauty school At a really early stage June was forced to believe that She would soon become perfect Tan 1989 143 June was given many tests and she hated every bit of it and disliked her early childhood years When June decided not to listen to her mother and argue about what she liked to do and what she did not Junes mother would simply tell that only an obedient child lives in her household thus forcing June to fall
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