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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club


by Amy Tan

The Daughters

Character Analysis

No matter how old the daughters are, they often seem like confused, rebellious teenagers – they’re trying to find out who they are. What complicates their lives, however, are their quirky Chinese mothers and their, like it or not, Chinese heritage. Each of the daughters is like an "American translation" of her mother – they have many of their mother’s strengths and weaknesses, but their lives are played out in San Francisco, CA, not China.