- 1 When Suyuan would not speak of the babies except to say you are not those babies What does the reader assume?
- 2 What happens in Chapter 1 Joy Luck Club?
- 3 Why does the San Francisco Joy Luck Club invest in the stock market?
- 4 Why do you think she has not told Jing-Mei about why she left her twin babies on the side of a road?
- 5 Why did Suyuan leave her babies?
- 6 Why is the story called double face?
- 7 Why did an Mei’s mother kill herself?
- 8 What happened in Chapter 4 of The Joy Luck Club?
- 9 Who Killed the baby Joy Luck Club?
- 10 Why did the aunties give Jing-Mei $1200 in an envelope?
- 11 How do the people at Joy Luck Club eat?
- 12 How many Joy Luck clubs have there been?
- 13 What did suyuan’s friend say she died with?
- 14 Why does Jing-Mei refuse to take the piano lessons?
- 15 What does suyuan wish for before she died?
When Suyuan would not speak of the babies except to say you are not those babies What does the reader assume?
When Suyuan would not speak of the babies, except to say, “You are not those babies,” what does one assume? It is implied that the babies are dead. Even if not dead, something terrible has happened to them which Suyuan does not want to speak of.
What happens in Chapter 1 Joy Luck Club?
Suyuan comes up with the idea of the Joy Luck Club, a gathering of four women to fill each corner of her mah jong table. Suyuan asks three girlfriends to join the club – no boys allowed. Each week, one of the women hosts a banquet with lots of yummy, celebratory food meant to bring good fortune.
Why does the San Francisco Joy Luck Club invest in the stock market?
Jing-Mei is now taking her mother’s place in the club because her mother has recently died. They still cook good Chinese food and play mah-jong, but they also invest in the stock market so that the skilled mah-jong players will not win all the money every time.
Why do you think she has not told Jing-Mei about why she left her twin babies on the side of a road?
So, as she left Chungking, Suyuan left her babies by the side of the road with her possessions and an address in the hope that someone would be able to give them a better start in life than she could.
Why did Suyuan leave her babies?
When Suyuan realized she had to abandon her twin daughters because she was too ill to carry them anymore, she left them with the means to be taken care of and eventually returned to her.
Why is the story called double face?
Both women have a “double face,” the title of this section, for they straddle two cultures. The theme of heritage ties in with this duality. Waverly is unmistakably Lindo’s daughter. In addition to appearance, they share many personality traits.
Why did an Mei’s mother kill herself?
An-mei Hsu An-mei’s mother, the wife of a respected scholar, loses all status when her husband dies; she is raped and forced into concubinage by the wealthy Wu Tsing. She kills herself so that An-mei can have freedom.
What happened in Chapter 4 of The Joy Luck Club?
Ying-ying’s amah (nanny) tells her what the Moon Festival is all about: it’s the day when you can see the Moon Lady and she will fulfill your “secret wish.” But your wish must remain unspoken, because if you speak it, then it’s a “selfish desire.” Relatives from all over arrive to celebrate the Moon Festival.
Who Killed the baby Joy Luck Club?
The mother who killed a baby in The Joy Luck Club was Ying-Ying St. Clair.
Why did the aunties give Jing-Mei $1200 in an envelope?
Why did “the aunties” give Jing-mei $1200 in an envelope? The aunties gave Jing-Mei $1200 so she could go to meet her sisters in China and inform them of their mother’s death. Jing-mei promises “the aunties” that she will tell her half-sisters in China everything about their mother.
How do the people at Joy Luck Club eat?
The first time June goes, she watches Auntie An-mei make wonton: “Forty wonton, eight people, ten each, five row more…” They eat “ piles of food on the table, served buffet style, just like at the Kweilin feasts.” June had heard of the Kweilin version of the Joy Luck Club, where each dish that was served was
How many Joy Luck clubs have there been?
Why was Jing-mei taking part in the Joy Luck Club? Because her mother had died and she was asked by her father to be “the fourth corner” at the game 2. How many Joy Luck Clubs have there been? There have been two Joy Luck Clubs.
What did suyuan’s friend say she died with?
Suyuan died of a cerebral aneurism – that’s when a vessel in your brain swells and pops – and her long-time friends at the Joy Luck Club say she died with unfinished business.
Why does Jing-Mei refuse to take the piano lessons?
Initially, Jing-mei refuses to take piano lessons because her mother has been trying, for quite some time, to figure out a way in which Jing-mei might be a prodigy. Jing-mei feels that she has disappointed her mother all these times, and so she feels badly about herself and resentful of her mother.
What does suyuan wish for before she died?
Suyuan Woo wishes that she could be re-united with the two daughters that she felt she had to abandon in China. During the war, Suyuan and all the members of her village were forced to evacuate their homes because the Japanese soldiers invaded that area of the country.