By comparison, the four daughters have led relatively blessed lives, cosseted by their doting — if assertive — mothers.Ironically, each of the daughters has great difficulty achieving happiness.
Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.She is not satisfied with her job as an advertising copywriter, and, like Rose, she lacks self-esteem.Through the love of their mothers, each of these young women learns about her heritage and so is able to deal more effectively with her life.The mother-daughter relationships are most likely different aspects of Tan's relationship with her mother, and perhaps a figment of her imagination.In this book, she presents the conflicting views and the stories of both sides, providing the reader and ultimately the characters with an understanding of the mentalities of both mother and daughter, and why each one is the way she is.Role models influence our understanding of self, perception of reality, and personal growth.Parent’s are biologically programmed to serve as primary role models for their children, however some achieve more success than others. According to Joseph Campbell, the hero’s journey is comprised of many different stages that test the hero’s ability to overcome obstacles, as well as find their sense of identity along the way.Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club provides a realistic depiction of Chinese mothers and their Chinese-American daughters struggling in relationships strained by tragedy, lack of communication, and unreasonable expectations. Music is a prevalent motif in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, appearing during times of loss and confusion as a reminder of the past.The vignettes all share a common thread, in that music reveals how one must acknowledge the past and learn from it...Lena is wretchedly unhappy and considering divorce; Rose's husband, Ted, has already served the divorce papers. Furthermore, none of the daughters is entirely comfortable when dealing with the events of her life.Although she has achieved great economic success as a tax accountant, Waverly is afraid to tell her mother that she plans to remarry.