The Struggles of the First Generation on Women Stereotypes in the Joy Luck Club Novel

Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 6 - 2018

Authors: Riana Permatasari ;Muhammad Fajar

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Abstract

Women stereotypes are deeply embedded in a patriarchal society. Women and men are regarded for having different roles leading to the limitations faced by the women. This study analyzes the struggles of the first generation of Chinese immigrant women as reflected in The Joy Luck Club Novel in dealing with the negative woman stereotypes. The data were collected from the novel by reading the novel, identifying, and classifying the data based on the research problem. After that, the data were analyzed using the underlying theory of the study that is the struggles related to Chinese woman stereotypes. Based on the findings, there are three ways done by the first generation of Chinese immigrant women in order to face the stereotypes including being active, breaking the silence, and storytelling. By doing these three struggles, they can reach their happiness, freedom, and betterment.

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Riana Permatasari ;Muhammad Fajar (2018) The Struggles of the First Generation on Women Stereotypes in the Joy Luck Club Novel
Bulletin of Advanced English Studies Vol 1 (2) 178-185