THE AMERICAN COLLEGE
Amy Tan is a Chinese-American novelist. Her writings are based on her personal Chinese experiences. The novel chosen for study is The Joy Luck Club, published in the year 1989. The researcher concentrates on the difficulties faced by the main characters in the newly settled world (America). Being the inhabitants of China, the four prominent characters, Suyuan Woo, An-meihsu, Lindojong, Ying-Ying St. Clair, moves to America, where they realize that they have lost their own identity. The paper argues that there is a mix of culture with all the main characters. Tan speaks about the generation change and the struggle to adapt the newly introduced culture. The research tool is hybridity.
Keywords: inhabitants, immigrants, culture, identity.