Author(s): Bülent Cercis TANRITANIR, Gamze GÖRÜRÜM

As an Asian-American writer Amy Tan, who has an important place in American literature, told immigrated families’ adaption problems, crisis and struggle of identity in terms of mother and daughter relationship. While the daughters struggle to find and define themselves between the two cultures, mothers not only try to protect the Chinese culture and but also adapt themselves to the new culture. In this article, it has been focused on the identity challenge of mothers’ and their daughters’ who are stuck between two cultures. And also, the conflicts between the mothers, who try to teach their traditions, culture and the daughters, who were raised in American values, are handled. It also is going to be handled the struggle of identity and fighting for survival of mothers and daughters. And it is going to be discussed how Amy Tan created her novel, how the differences of Chinese and American identities effect on the struggle of identity


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