The Joy Luck Club
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  1. Which generation of women do you like better? Why? Which generation is stronger?
  2. What do you think of the parenting in this novel? Which mother do you like best?
  3. How is America portrayed? Americans? What about China/ the Chinese?
  4. What’s the general attitude towards men in this novel?
  5. There are four different mother-daughter stories presented here. What kinds of universal truths about mothers and daughters, if any, can you draw out of these stories?
  6. How much do you really know about your parents? How well can you know them?

* Some questions from SHMoop.