Confucianism and Taoism
The constant struggle between women and the Confucian system and the use of Taoism to manipulate it and their tension with American values, exemplified in Rose's broken marriage and her mother's opinion of it, is the cause of the tension between the American born daughters and their immigrant parents in the Joy Luck Club. Confucianism is a rigid set of social guidelines and rituals based on one's place in a mainly patriarchal
showed first 75 words of 3660 total
showed last 75 words of 3660 total
her to correct it. Lindo's dissatisfaction from her place in a Confucian society taught her the way to manipulate it, which she passed on to her own daughter. Each daughter was estranged from their own parent, misreading all their actions. In the end, they embrace their Chinese roots and find the best place for themselves in this world. "To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage," Lao Tzu.