Bonding Through a Game
Feathers From a thousand Li Away
Lindo and June Jong
In 'Joy Luck Club', Amy Tan conveyed the theme of Identity. She does this by having the mother's background inflicting on their daughters in a form of reassurance. When An-mei first met second wife she had to act like she was her own mother later on when her mother committed suicide and second wife loses her power she knew her mother controlled her own destiny and teaches that to her daughter Rose. Ted and Rose's marriage fell apart and she didn't know what to do. An-mei was saying to control what she could and make the choice. Ted wanted to have the house back from Rose but she took her mother's advice and said that she was going to live there and he " [Couldn't] just pull [her] out of [his] life and throw [her] away." (Tan 194) The two learned to break away and found that they could control their own destiny.