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Describe an interesting character in the novel and explain why they are interestingIn the novel Throwaway Daughter by Ting-xing Ye an interesting character is Chun-mei She is interesting because she believes that girls and boys are equals and that girls should not be killed at birth just because they are female I found her interesting because she chose to marry Loyal even when his father Secretary Chen only chose her because of her familys successes which meant she wasnt chosen for her own skill or potentialChun-mei was born in Poplar Tree Village not far from Lihue Village where she later married Loyal She was a second class or black citizen So she was of course surprised when Loyals father Chen Da-li asked Chun-meis parents whether the young lady would like to marry Loyal As Loyals family was classed as red and Chun-meis as black she and her parents were confused Loyals family would be well water sweet and pure says Chun-mei while mine would be muddy black ditch water Black was the colour that stained us But she found out that she was only favoured because her mother had given birth to three boys and one girl When she married Loyal and became pregnant with Dong-mei an immense burden was put on Chun-meis shoulders Loyal and Chen wanted the baby to be a boy so badly and Chun-mei feared what they would do if the baby turned out to be a girl Unlike many Chinese families Chun-mei believed that killing new-borns was wrong and the prospect of murdering a young girl horrified her I was coming home from the paddies sore and exhausted from working all day I passed the compost pit of a family that lived on the edge of the village A baby was half submerged in the dark liquid its umbilical cord trailing from its distended belly When Chun-meis baby turned out to be a girl she stood up for
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