The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is a very interesting novel. As we have finished reading the book, I want to write a short definition essay on this novel about what I learnt from this novel.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel which tells us the relationship between Chinese mothers and American daughters. It tells us that the mothers are very altruistic. They sacrificed many things for their family, but the daughters are very selfish.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel in which the writer has provided four different prologues. These prologues work as a guiding star to orient the readers and foreshadow the novel as signposts.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel, which tells us about Suyuan and her daughters. Suyuan was fleeing from Kweilin due to fear of Japanese invaders. As a result, she lost her twin daughters, her first husband, her family members, and her home in China. Later, in America, she wanted to find her two daughters and finally they were found, but after the death of their mother. Moreover, the book also shows Jing Mei’s dedication to her mother. Lastly, Jing Mei did her mother’s unfinished work. She found her two sisters, and in this way the story ended happily. From this story, we learnt that we should try to fulfill our parent’s dreams.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel, which teaches us to raise our voice and not to hide our tears. An-Mei and Ying-ying had taught her daughters to say clearly what they want, and not to hide anything.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel, which has many morals. It taught me to obey and respect my parents. If I don’t respect and obey them, I will lose their supports. For instance, Waverly lost her favor wind, the support of her mother. Consequently, she lost her quality of playing chess.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel, which teaches us to be an observant like Ying-ying. Ying-ying could perceive everything by looking at the evidence. For example, she had already seen that her husband would die, and it finally happened. We should also look at the subtle things so that we can take precautions.

The Joy Luck Club is a novel, which teaches us how to write an interesting novel. Amy Tan has used seven different points of view in the novel, and she connected different chapters elaborately. I wonder how she got this idea. After reading her novel, I concluded that she is a very talented writer. She encourages readers to write a novel in different points of view and connect different chapters together.

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4 Responses to The Joy Luck Club

  1. thu says:

    Hi Savitri,
    You were very creative when you used structure of the definition essay to express your feelings about The Joy Luck Club. I enjoyed reading it very much. Great job.

  2. auwpriyanka says:

    Hey Savitri,
    You have made a really good observation. You have well utilized the skills that we have learnt in our class. Relating a novel and writing a defination essay was amazing. Your blog gives an overview of the novel that we have learnt in our clas. However, I felt that you have missed out some unique parts of the novel such as the use of the astonishing Chinese traditions, various symbols and their importance in the relationships desceibed in the novel. I think Chinese symbols and values comprises an essential part in the novel.
    Hope to read some of your more interesting analysis.

  3. mumthaz says:

    Dear Savithri, I was really amazed when reading your first paragraph. I was so excited to read how u have come up with essay relating to the introductory paragraph. It was really intersting. However, you have also missed some important points like the conflicts that occured due to Chinese and American culture and the influence of language in their lives. Hah, to tell you, you have really taken the best use of good vocabulary and the application of different things such as definition essay and brought up in to your creativity. I really enjoyed your essay. looking forward to see more from you, friend.

  4. kalpana23 says:

    Savitri!
    You’ve done a great job by writing a defition essay about the novel we’d read. To be candid, I had not thought about writing definitions essay in thsi topic at all. You have used the definition essay expertise quite well. However, I think the essay would have been more interesting to read if the paragraphs were a bit parallel. No doubt! you are good in describing, but you have written detailed information in some paragraphs and in some, you have not provided enough support details. The next thing is that in some points, your paragraphs are specific, which is good, but in some points, you have captured very general issue to describe the novel. Otherewise, I think it is a very good definition essay. 🙂

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