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When ignorance plagues your mind you find it difficult to remove the rose colored glasses from your eyes and let the clarity of reality seep in We all have the ability to scratch the surface of any culture to know that Egypt has the Great Pyramids or China with its Great Wall But when we are fortunate to be given an opportunity to find out how why and when it is then that our minds have finally declared to be rid of those glasses of ignorance and obtain an insight into a world that is different unique and scary as could possibly be imagined The Joy Luck Club provides the gateway into a look at the mysteries of the Chinese culture adding spice to the mundane of conventional traditions When attempting to gain insight on a different and unique culture it is found that the emic perspective is extremely beneficial The emic is a natives viewpoint of their culture In the book and after viewing the movie to gain the perspective of the director each character commentated on the events that took place during their lives Lindo who was the recipient of a faulty pre-arranged marriage discussed her dislikes of the entire ordeal while still being a submissive and respectful wife until she got out of the marriage With the use of the emic perspective one was able to really sense and understand not only the events taking place but gain insight on what the character felt and thought Being able to see the culture through the eyes of a native allowed for a true and concise understanding of what their world is all about because they were able to maintain the reality without crossing into fantasyThe idea of marriage is well displayed in The Joy Luck Club Everything from blind love to pre-arrangement to polygamy are characterized as having an acceptable place in Chinese societyThe marriage of blind love seems to serve its title
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