What are possible claims about the novel The Joy Luck Club, and what evidence can be used to support those claims?  

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Another claim that can be made is the lessons from mother to daughter are handed down in indirect manner.  Most of the mothers have learned their lessons through the actions of the mother (Amei's mothers' sacfrice for the family, Lindo's escape from her arranged marriage etc).  Lessons are not directly presented to the children. It is only after some reflection that the mother understand.  Unfortunately for the American daughters, this is not an easy way for them to learn those same lessons.

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