The Joy Luck Club Magpies Summary and Analysis

Amy Tan

Magpies Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Wu Tsing: An-mei’s mother’s second husband, a wealthy merchant in Tientsin

Yan Chang: An-mei’s mother’s personal servant

First Wife: Wu Tsing’s official wife, mother of two daughters. She is addicted to opium

Second Wife: Wu Tsing’s concubine. She dominates the other women in the household

Third Wife: Wu Tsing’s concubine. She has three daughters

Fifth Wife: Wu Tsing’s most recent concubine. She is very young

Syaudi: son of Wu Tsing and An-mei’s mother. Second Wife claims him as her own

An-mei, the narrator, talks about Rose’s divorce. Rose complains that she has no choice in the...

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