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  1. Author Study on Amy Tan Isaiah Jerome

  2. All about Ms. Tan She is a female Born in Oakland, Cali in 1952 Her parents are Chinese immigrants Her father and one of her brothers died from brain tumors After the tragic deaths, her family moved to Switzerland She went to college and married her college boyfriend and became a author

  3. The Joy Luck Club It kind of a framework story, because it contains 16 different stories between Chinese mothers and daughters Suyuan had twin girls and has forced to leave them on a railroad She moved to America, got married, and had another child, a girl named Jing-Mei The Joy Club members are Lindo, Ying-Ying, and Arimei. All of them are Chinese immigrants

  4. Cont. Suyuan dies and Jing- Mei is ordered to go to China and find her two half sisters and tell them about the news and their mothers stories. “ What will I say/ What can I tell them about my mother? I don’t know anything…” (Tan 36) “Isn't hate merely the result of wounded love?” (Tan 45). Jing- Mei says to her half sisters, in their argument.

  5. Cont. Again! “Now you see,' said the turtle, drifting back into the pond, 'why it is useless to cry. Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else's joy. And that is why you must learn to swallow your own tears.” (Tan 68). Jing- Mei is having a flashback about her mother and her mother basically told her that if you cry you’ll make your enemies happy, so just suck it up and show no mercy

  6. Cont. Last one I promise The three sisters are talking about life and then one of them said “We all had our miseries. But to despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable. (Tan 80). “But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better. (Tan 100). Suyuan made a lot of mistakes but she never regretted anything because she knew she had a bright future.

  7. Short Stories Two Kinds Rules of the game The main character is talking about their childhood Her mother wanted her to become the next prodigy Her mom was making her do stuff she didn’t want to do, like play the piano Setting- Waverly Place The main character is a chess champion at age nine The main characters brother got a chest set from a Baptist church Christmas party, and when he stopped playing with it, the main character started to and loved it

  8. Literary Analysis In the Joy Luck Club, Jing- Mei’s mother died and Amy’s brother and father died from a brain tumor. Amy Tan writes about things that she’s dealt with in her fictional books, like death. Of the fact that her father and brother dying from a brain tumor, she knows how to make her character(s) feel, physical, emotional, and mentally, because she’s been through that pain before. When it stated that Amy’s father and brother died from a brain tumor, it clicked when it mentioned that Jing- Mei’s mother had passed away. Amy Tan’s parents Chinese immigrants and so is Jing- Mei’s. The way Tan writes is very simple, she writes about what happened or has already happened to her in real life and then puts it into her fictional novels.

  9. Conclusion In conclusion Amy Tan uses some real life events and uses them in her fictional stories, In the novel and short stories that where reviewed you can see that Amy might be telling us a little about her life and her family. Maybe her mom was very pushy and bossy. Or maybe she didn’t know anything about her family before they immigrated to America.