Very Different but All the Same
In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan presents the idea that sacrifice is a component of a mother's unceasing love, even though the hardships and process may not be desired. All of the mothers in the story relinquish a part of their life for the benefit of their daughters. For example, An-mei's Hsu's mother takes her own life for the prosperity of daughter's. Her mother tells An-mei that "she would rather kill her own weak spirit so she could give [her] a stronger one" (Tan 240). This sacrifice stems from An-mei's mother's eternal love for her daughter. By surrendering her own life, her daughter was raised as an "honored child" and had aspirations for her future (Tan 240).