The Joy Luck Club – Literary Elements

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

1) What is the point of view of the movie?

2) What is the plot of the movie?

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3) Describe the following characters using the Fox Character Analysis Pyramid which includes name/title, physical appearance, personality, character’s role, character’s problems/challenges, major accomplishments, cultural context, and world view.


1) Suyuan Woo, 2) Jing-Mei ‘June’ Woo, 3) Waverly Jong, 4) Lindo, 5) Ying Ying, 6) Lena St. Clair, 7) An Mei, 8) Rose

4) What is the theme of the movie?

5) What is the setting of the movie?  How important is the setting?

6) What is the genre of the movie?

7) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

8) What are the literary conflicts of the movie?

Amy Tan

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