MISS. DAFINISHA.D.S, M.A.
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE
Amy Tan is an American writer, whose work explores the mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese-American experience. The researcher has chosen, The Bonesetter’s daughter and her focus is on the clashes found within the relationships throughout the novel. The title of the novel goes in parallel with the main character of the first generation mentioned as Precious Auntie, the daughter of a famous bonesetter. Conflicts between Precious Auntie and her daughter LuLing and the second generation mother, LuLing with her daughter, Ruth was reflected by the researcher. Tan considers that relationship should be held up with caution and communication is a significant source to fulfill the deed. The root cause of conflicts is primarily because of miscommunication and this is due to the variation in culture. As women perform a significant role in the novel; the researcher approaches the novel in a feminist point of view.
Keywords: Conflicts, miscommunication, relationship, culture.