Literature Log: Joy Luck Club
Recently, I read pages 33-41 of the novel, "The Joy Luck Club". This chapter was called "Scar" and is about a girl named An-Mei Hsu. When she was young, her family had always talked badly of An-Mei's mother who had supposedly run away to marry another man and left her children. When An-Mei's grandmother is terribly ill and on her death bed, An-Mei's mother appears. Suddenly, An-mei remember all her lost memmories of her mother. It turns out that when An-Mei was very small she knocked over boiling soup and was in a severe condition. The mother had planned to take her children with her, but when An-Mei was injured, nearly to death, she had to leave her in the care of her sister and mother whom hated her. They raised An-mei into believing her mother was a horrible person. An-Mei survives the burn and finally remembers her mother.
I like the quote, "This was a type of pain so terrible that a child should never remember it. But it is still in my skin's memory". I like this quote because the pain of the burn was so bad that she could not remember anything that had happened. The only memory of the incident left was in her skin's memory. I really like this personification.
Another quote I like is, "Auntie had a tongue like hungry scissors eating silk cloth". This quote means to me that The Aunt had a sharp tongue and didn't mind using it on the delicate minds of children. The scissors being har sharp tongue and the silk being delicate minds. I do not like this character for talking so badly to children about their mother.
I hope to read more from this book because it has fascinating and interesting stories. This book is very entertaining and teaches life lessons to the readers.