The Buddha in the Attic - First Night Summary & Analysis

Julie Otsuka
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Summary

The men consummated their marriages to the young Japanese women in a variety of manners and places. Some of the men were kind, but most were violent and cruel. Some of the women didn’t even know what to expect from the men. Some of the men had been with other women, some had not. Some were angry when they learned their new wives were not virgins. Regardless, when the women woke the next day, they belonged to their new husbands.

Analysis

The variety of ways in which many of these Japanese women had their first sexual encounters with their new husbands are described in this section of the novel. The major aspect of note in this shortest section of the novel is the expectation the men had that the women they were getting were virgins. In most cases the matchmakers had promised...

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