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The Mother/Daughter Relationship in Toni Morrison’s Sula and Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

By Maria Lena du Pree


In this study, the mother/daughter relationships as described in Toni Morrison's Sula and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club are analysed according to the psychoanalytical framework of Nancy Chodorow. The analyses based on Chodorow’s model on the relationship between mothers and daughters show that the mother-daughter relationship is the most important influence on the identity development of the female characters, despite the negative cultural and racial implications on that relationship

Topics: Letteren, mother/daughter relationship, Toni Morrison, Amy Tan
Year: 2006
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