The film reveals the hidden pasts of the older women and their daughters and how their lives are shaped by the clash of Chinese and American cultures as they strive to understand their family bonds and one another. With the erasure of her identity, she has no place in the world. When her mother gives her approval, Waverly is greatly relieved. She performs badly during a piano recital at age nine Melanie Chang , and when Suyuan pushes her to continue training to be a concert pianist, June refuses, saying that she wishes herself dead like Suyuan's other daughters, an action that offends Suyuan. Like Suyuan and An-Mei, Lindo suffered in her early life in China. He renamed Ying-ying Betty without a second thought. She married a Chinese American man named Tin Jong and has three children: sons Winston and Vincent, and daughter Waverly.
She shared the story of her past with the other women in the club and disclosed to them that her one wish in life was to be reunited with her lost daughters. While driving home, Waverly tells Rich how humiliated she and her family are with him, prompting him to properly learn the Chinese table manners. Rose is the American daughter of An-Mei Hsu and the wife of Ted Jordan. An-Mei reveals what happened after her grandmother died; she accompanied her mother back to where she lived as the abused fourth concubine of Wu Tsing, whose second concubine manipulates and controls the household and has taken An-Mei's half-brother as her son. The members have mainly played and told each other's stories over the years. She fed her this soup, but that night Popo flew away with her illness.
Her stern upbringing from her grandmother teaches her a silent obedience that she will continue to struggle with as a result of her fear of this woman. Othello is set against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the latter part of the sixteenth century. Amy Tan did not participate in the casting, even though Tan's mother, aunts, and four-year-old niece were extras in the movie, as well as Janet Yang's parents and Tan herself briefly. She has learned important lessons about the dangers of passivity and the necessity of speaking up for herself, but, she notes with pain, she has not passed on these lessons to her daughter Rose. Lindo's best friend is Suyuan, but they fight constantly. An-Mei finds her mother has poisoned herself two days before Chinese New Year, knowing that Wu Tsing's superstitious beliefs will ensure An-Mei will grow in favorable conditions.
With this in mind, Wu-Tsing promises to treat his Fourth Wife's children, including An-Mei, as if they were his very own flesh and blood and their mother as his honored First Wife. At the same time, each mother feels her daughter does not have a handle on life. The production designer was Don Burt. Despite her best efforts, Rose's mother An-mei cannot recover his body. This is the ironic paradox of the story.
Clair Daughter of Ying-ying St. At the end of this section, Lena dreams of a sacrifice that will bring her mother back to sanity. At the hairdresser, Waverly becomes upset when Rory says that she looks like Lindo, for she does not want to appear Chinese. Surprising, Lindo Jong does not seem to mind that Waverly no longer wins at chess; Waverly, however, misses the game terribly and beings to play again. Jing-Mei, who has been asked to take her mother's place in the Joy Luck Club, learns from the other mothers that her half-sisters are alive.
Lena feels lucky in comparison to Teresa, whom she supposes lives a painful life. Wu-Tsing, therefore, is known to be afraid to face the ghost of an angry or scorned wife. Waverly considered that she had been planning this the entire time. Her mother, Lindo, shows Waverly off as if she is a trophy. An-mei Hsu: Mother of Rose Hsu Jordan, Ruth, Janice, Mark, Matthew, Luke and Bing. She is able to assert her identity and raise her voice against exploitation.
Now An-Mei feels her mother inside herself and knows that beneath her pain is true love. Each young woman comes to realize how valuable the relationships with their mothers are. She tries to use superstition to kill him, thinking that by leaving grains of rice in her bowl, she will make him so pockmarked that he will die. She learned to have faith in herself, and to stand up for herself, from her mother, who told her to have a strong identity. Literary figures such as author said that it depicted Chinese culture as backwards, cruel, and misogynistic. Completely opposite in nature from her mother, Waverly does come to understand Lindo better and fear her less by the end of the novel.
Yan Chang Servant to An-mei Hsu's mother, who she thinks deserves a better life than she has in Wu Tsing's household. Furious, Mrs Huang orders the matchmaker out of her family's life, allowing the servant girl to have her marriage. They have a daughter, Jennifer, but this does not resolve their marital problems. Ted Jordan Rose Hsu Jordan's husband, a dermatologist. A companion to Asian American studies. In conclusion Amy Tan Showed Lindo mostly through indirect characterization. She believes her haughtiness cursed her.