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Role of Men in "The Joy Luck Club"

Summary: Discusses the role of men in the book "Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan. Describes the role of Chinese men in traditional Chinese culture. Analyzes the male characters in the novel and relates them to cultural stereotypes.
How are Chinese Men represented in a book solely written by Chinese women? They are represented as husbands, fathers, and teachers. They are also the leaders of the family. The Chinese women talk of their experiences with their fathers and their husbands. The role of men in Chinese culture is the role of a leader and is illustrated in the Joy Luck Club even though the book revolves and is told from a women's point of view.

Men from China are exemplified by their role as the patriarch and how they treated the women in their lives. As shown in the chapter "The Moon Lady," men are seen as the ones that make the decisions. Also, they were the only people allowed to become actors. In "Red Candle," the men play the role of husband. It portrays a husband that...

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