The Question and Answer section for The Joy Luck Club is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
After witnessing her mother's suicide, An-mei vows to never let anyone take advantage of her feelings. She will stand up for herself. An-mei confronts Second Wife with the fake pearl necklace and cruses it underfoot. She says it was on that day...
She wants her daughter to fight back and be aggressive when she is being taken advantage of. Lena wants to hide her impending divorce but Ying-Yying wants Lena to discover her strength inside.
What chapter is this from?