In what way is a daughter the “American Translation” of her mother? Choose a mother/ daughter pair and discuss

suyuan & June
-daughters speak english
-June keeps the Joy luck Club
-both are spoiled and strategic
-both are stubborn

Rose & An Mei
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Lindo&Waverly
-Waverly is spoiled too like her mom
-Waverly likes being bragged
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Lena & Ying Ying
-Lena is translator
-They both have tragedies, wall, and are pessimistic
-Lena overcomes and lives happily


Pick at least one mother-daughter pair, and examine to what degree each has fulfilled the American Dream. How does the importance and/or definition of the American Dream change between generations?

suyuan & June
June becomes more individualized
dropped out of college, piano lessons, etc
lives her own life

Rose & An Mei
Rose starts standing for herself. insteading of being in the flock
found her best quality
divorced, which is american

Lindo&Waverly
Waverly became more American
Waverly is divorced also.


Lena & Ying Ying
Lena overcomes
Marries foreigner