Joy Luck Club Comparison of Ch

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The Joy Luck Club contains many different interwoven stories about conflicts between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-raised daughters. The novel's events take place within four general time frames: the childhood years of the mother narrators in China; the youthful adult years of the mothers around the time of their immigration to America; the childhood years of the daughter narrators in the United States; and the youthful adult years of the daughters as they interact with their aging mothers. The four time frames span the 1920s “1930s, the 1940s “1950s, the 1960s, and the 1980s. All of the mother characters' childhood memories take place in China; their youthful memories take place either in China prior to emigration or in San Francisco or Oakland after coming to America. Their American-born daughters remember events that have taken place only in San Francisco or Oakland, although June travels to China at the end of the novel to meet her long lost twin sisters. All of the Chinese born mothers had children in America, and wanted to make them as American as possible while still holding onto their Chinese heritage. The daughters all have American qualities to them, but are still quite traditional. In doing th

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