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The Joy Luck Club

by

Amy Tan


First published: 1986


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Table of Contents

Literary Elements
Setting
Character List
Conflict
Short Summary (Synopsis)
Themes
Mood
Amy Tan - Biography
Literary/Historical Information


Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis

Section I - Feathers From A Thousand Li Away

The Parable
The Joy Luck Club - Jing-Mei Woo
An-Mei Hsu - Scar
Lindo Jong - The Red Candle
Ying-ying St. Clair - The Moon Lady

Section II - The Twenty-six Malignant Gates

The Parable
Waverly Jong - Rules of the Game
Lena St. Clair - The Voice From the Wall
Rose Hsu Jordan - Half and Half
Jing-Mei Woo - Two Kinds

Section III - American Translation

The Parable
Lena St. Clair
Waverly Jong - Four Directions
Rose Hsu Jordan - Without Wood
Jing-Mei Woo - Best Quality

Section IV - Queen Mother of the Western Skies

The Parable
An-Mei Hsu - Magpies
Ying-ying St. Clair - Waiting Between the Trees
Lindo Jong - Double Face
Jing-Mei Woo - A Pair of Tickets
Summary of Relationships and Stories

Overall Analysis
Character Analysis
Plot Structure Analysis
Themes - Theme Analysis

Questions
Study Questions - Book Report Ideas


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