The Joy Luck Club

what does lindo mean by sacrifice?

she says she sacrificed her life when she married Tyan-yu. Later she says she must sacrifice her American or Chinese face when she shows the other.

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It is difficult to live part of two cultures at the same time. To assimilate into American culture Tyan-yu feels she must let go of her Chinese identity. To fit into Chinese culture, even within American Chinese community, she must not have American traits.