The joy luck club-chapter 13

An Mei begins this chapter by speaking about the time when her mother got raped and was left with a child. An Mei’s mother’s family were ashamed that she would get into such a situation and kicked her out of the house. It then flips back to the present to when An Mei’s grandmother died, this caused a lot of stress in the family and it led to the death of An Mei’s mother. She did this because she thought that it would make An Mei a stronger person, mentally, and to give her a better life.