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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is a story base on Chinese women in American tradition One of the characters in the novel Lindo Jong was born as a female in China Lindo was undervalued because as a Chinese woman she had an arranged marriage she was treated unfairly by her husband and also her own parents Born as a female in China many decisions are made by elders or men not much opinion are made even as an adult As Lindo being in an arranged marriage at age of two she would not be able to give any opinion in any big events in life With everything being arranged for her at a small age later life you will be not able to arrange anything with any decision or opinion Decisions either made by your parents to the village matchmakers Tan 1989 p43 By getting or the arranged marriage it is a promise by your parents to the other family Promises are very important in Chinese tradition With every decisions made her life is already made for her Huang Taitai hurried me upstairs to the second floor and into the kitchen which was a place where family children didnt usually goI missed my family about stomach felt bad knowing I had finally arrived where my life said I belonged Tam 1989 pg49 Being in arranged marriages will not be about love and trust but just to be their as a long life wife During Lindos first marriage her husband treated her as a slave more than a wife because he did not even care about Lindos feeling and he was not take any responsible as a husband Everything Lindo done for him he never accepted Sometimes he said things to hurt Lindo or just blame at her for no reason From the day that they met at the evening meal her husband Tyan-Yu make special efforts to make her cry he
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