The Joy Luck Club Additional Characters

Amy Tan

An-Mei Hsu

(Novels for Students)

An-Mei empowers her daughter, Rose, to stand up for her rights. Having grown up fearful of the people around her and being accustomed to...

(The entire section is 248 words.)

Lindo Jong

(Novels for Students)

Lindo Jong tries to instill in her daughter, Waverly, a sense of both obedience and self-worth. She wants her daughter to have "American...

(The entire section is 240 words.)

Waverly Jong

(Novels for Students)

Waverly Jong is the figure to whom Jing-Mei is always compared by her mother, Suyuan Woo. Waverly's mother, Lindo, and Suyuan were best...

(The entire section is 431 words.)

Rose Hsu Jordan

(Novels for Students)

Rose Hsu Jordan, the daughter of An-Mei Hsu, marries Ted Jordan in defiance of their parents. Typically passive by nature, Rose takes charge...

(The entire section is 252 words.)

Lena St. Clair

(Novels for Students)

Lena St. Clair grew up worrying about the mental health of her mother, Ying-Ying, who constantly battles paranoia and depression. While her...

(The entire section is 244 words.)

Ying-Ying St. Clair

(Novels for Students)

Ying-Ying, mother of Lena, experiences periods of depression and paranoia. She considers herself "lost" and attributes the cause of her...

(The entire section is 294 words.)

Jing-Mei Woo

(Novels for Students)

Jing-Mei (Also called June Woo), daughter of Suyuan Woo, takes her mother's place in the Joy Luck Club when her mother dies. Jing-Mei...

(The entire section is 276 words.)

Suyuan Woo

(Novels for Students)

Suyuan Woo does not tell her own story in The Joy Luck Club. Recently deceased when the story begins, Suyuan speaks through her...

(The entire section is 400 words.)