Mother Knows Best

In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan inserts a short story about a young girl who wishes to ride her bike and the mother who is against her riding past the corner where she cannot watch over her. The mother refers back to a book, “The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates”, and claims the girl will fall and she […]


          Love is a complex emotion that can’t be defined by words- especially the love towards a mother. In The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, when An-Mei Hsu’s grandmother Popo was ill, An-Mei’s mother cut herself with a knife and put her flesh and blood into a soup that she […]