The mother believes that her daughter is not trying her best, and the daughter disagrees.
In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, the story revolves around the life of Jing-mei/ June who is brought up in an American society but brought up by her Chinese parents. The theme of generational divide among the parents and children is the major issue in the stories of the many other characters too.
Conflict is a situation where the characters are in contradiction with each other. This is evident when the mother believes that her daughter is not doing her best whereas the daughter seems to disagree with her mother. This contradictory interests led to the conflict between the mother and daughter.