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"Double Face" Analysis From The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

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SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Joy Luck Club Essay Redo + New Conclusion Jenny YanPeriod 4Objectives: 1) Explain the most important theme(s) revealed by the author in my section of The Joy Luck Club.2) Be sure to: A) follow all style rulesB) give a clear opening statement that clearly identifies the subjectIn "Double Face" of The Joy Luck Club, Lindo Jong recounts her journey coming into America as she sits in Waverly's hairstylist, Mr. Rory's, chair, preparing for Waverly's second wedding. The symbolism surrounding Waverly and her mother's conversation through the salon mirror subtly imply an underlying theme of a lack of communication.Waverly and her mother seem to be talking in different worlds as ...view middle of the document...

.. narrow... [like] a cat... before it bites," as if Waverly is disgusted for resembling her mother. Waverly's incomplete understanding of Lindo as a "backwards old woman" who cannot understand American customs, makes her ashamed.Due to a lack of understanding, Lindo and Waverly must change themselves using double faces for each other to understand their thoughts. For example, after Waverly loudly asks Lindo what kind of hairstyle she wanted, Lindo smiled using her "American face", a face she says her daughter cannot understand, for it masks her true feelings. However, Lindo later smiles with her "Chinese face" when Mr. Rory remarks that it was "uncanny how much [Waverly and Lindo] looked alike." After, Lindo is surprised when Waverly tells Lindo that "[people] know that [they] are two-faced." Misunderstanding her daughter, Lindo thinks she must "sacrifice the other [face]" if she chooses to show one, whereas Waverly just simply mean to say that they can use their double face to their advantage.New conclusion:In summary, this section hints at the difficulties...

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