- 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 does Suyuan organize the first Joy Luck Club in San Francisco?
- 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 What food is in The Joy Luck Club?
- 13 What is the point of Joy Luck Club?
- 14 Who is Jing Mei’s mother?
- 15 How old is Jing Mei?
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 does Suyuan organize the first Joy Luck Club in San Francisco?
Her first husband, an officer with the Kuomintang, feared an imminent Japanese invasion, so he took her and their two small babies to Kweilin. There, Suyuan created the Joy Luck Club in order to cope with the horrors of war.
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
What food is in The Joy Luck Club?
As the stories of the four mothers and their four daughters unfold, certain dishes become iconic: the watermelon, cleaved open and torn asunder by Ying-Ying’s cruel husband; the special shrimp dish prepared by Lindo; the chocolate and peanut butter pie that Rose bakes for her estranged husband, Ted; the hot pot/soup
What is the point of Joy Luck Club?
In many ways, the original purpose of the Joy Luck Club was to create a place to exchange stories. Faced with pain and hardship, Suyuan decided to take control of the plot of her life.
Who is Jing Mei’s mother?
Suyuan Woo was Jing-mei’s mother and the founder of the Joy Luck Club, a group of women who come together once weekly to play mahjong. She started the club in China, in the early days of her first marriage. During her flight from a war-torn area of China, Suyuan lost her twin daughters, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa.
How old is Jing Mei?
At the beginning of this part of the book, Jing-Mei is thirty-six years old, and her mother, Suyuan, has suddenly died of a cerebral aneurysm. Jing-Mei’s father asks his daughter to go to the Joy Luck Club in her mother’s place, to honor her memory.