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In the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan four of the main characters have a secret in their past that haunt them constantly Suyuan Woo An-mei Hsu Lindo Jong and Ying-ying St Clair all have terribly bad experiences in China These women try to escape their past by moving to America but their memories still disturb them Not only does it plague their own minds but it also affected their daughters lives and the way they were raised Each of these women experienced terrible events in their lives that effected them and the following generationSuyuan Woo has one main focus in her life to find her two lost baby daughters in China Your mother was a very strong woman a good motherand thats why you can understand why a mother like this could never forget her other daughters She knew they were alive and before she died she wanted to find her daughters in China Tan 29 Everyday she felt guilty for abandoning these two helpless children and desperately tried to find them in everyway possible June Woo Suyuans daughter was also affected by this constant search When her mother dies June goes to China to find her long lost sisters June says I look at their faces again and I see no trace of my mother in them and now I also see what part of me is Chinese It is so obvious It is my family It is our blood After all theses years it can finally be let go 331 This event in Junes life helps her find her true Chinese identity and solve the mystery that plagued her and her mothers life for so longAn-meis childhood consisted of her fathers death her mothers disappearance and her mothers rape followed by her mothers suicide The suicide was supposed to give An-mei freedom and make her strong Before her mother dies An-mei tells her mother with her heart I can see
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