Arranged Marriages In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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In early 20th century China, women were forced into marriage known as arranged marriages. In China, women are not equal to men due to their patriarchal society. Often arranged marriages in China had a negative effect on women. Amy Tan portrays how women were mistreated in marriages in her book, The Joy Luck Club. In the chapter, “ The Red Candle” Lindo Jong was forced into an arranged marriage at a very young age and was treated horribly. Arranged marriages portrayed in Amy Tan’s “The Red Candle” clearly exemplifies the culture of early 20th century China and its negative impacts on the lives of women.
Lindo Jong was two years old when she was forced into a marriage that she had no idea of. “ Instead, the village matchmaker came to my family
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