Study Guide

The Joy Luck Club Three Act Plot Analysis

By Amy Tan

Three Act Plot Analysis

Act I

Jing-mei learns that her long-lost sisters have been found. She is to visit them in China, and break the news that their mother has died.

Act II

Mothers and daughters share their life stories with each other, revealing their hopes, fears, and dreams.


Jing-mei fulfills her mother’s long-cherished wish and meets with her half-sisters.