The Joy Luck Club Double Face Summary and Analysis

Amy Tan

Double Face Summary and Analysis

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Lindo’s helper in Peking: never named, she gives Lindo advice about coming to America

Lindo’s helper in San Francisco: never named, she helps Lindo get an apartment and job

Lindo narrates this story, set in the present. Waverly has second thoughts about going to China on her honeymoon with Rich. Lindo assures her that everyone in China will know she is not Chinese by the look on her face.

Lindo wanted her children to have “the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character.” She did not realize that the two don’t mix. She was able to teach Waverly the American part about opportunity but not the Chinese part about personal...

(The entire section is 1000 words.)