Question: English & Literature

What does the red candle represent in The Joy Luck Club?
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It is a symbol of marriage in China. When a couple marries the candle is lit at both ends. If it remains burning throughout the night, then the couple will stay married. A servant is usually tasked with making sure that it stays lit. However, in the story, Kindo blows the candle out symbolizing her determination to decide her own future. 

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