American Translation
    • Lena and Ying-ying
      • Similar: See everything in a pessimistic view point.
      • Different: Lena changes after growing up and sees things more realistically.
    • Jing-Mei and Suyuan
      • Similar:
      • Different: Suyuan seems to have a clear goal, while Jing-Mei is still searching for her goal.
    • Rose and An-mei
      • Similar: Both suffer emotionally from losing family members and are both filled with guilty consciences.
      • Different: Rose becomes indifferent about the things that happen around her as if she was emotionally anesthetic.
    • Waverly and Lindo
      • Similar: Strategic and very logical. They are also both very arrogant and competitive.
      • Different:
American Dream
    • Lena and Ying-ying
      • Lena:
      • Ying-ying:
    • Jing-Mei and Suyuan
      • Jing-Mei:
      • Suyuan: Having a daughter that she feels proud about.
    • Rose and An-mei
      • Rose: Stand up for herself and get what she wants from now on. (after divorce)
      • An-mei:
    • Waverly and Lindo
      • Waverly:
      • Lindo: