The Thing Around Your Neck - The Arrangers of Marriage Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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In the story “The Arrangers of Marriage”, because her new husband had always referred to his home as a house Chinaza was surprised to find herself in an apartment with little furniture. He woke her up the next morning having sex with her. Her aunt and uncle had been pleased they’d been able to arrange for her to marry a man studying to be a doctor in America. They’d had only two weeks to get to know one another before they were married. At breakfast Chinaza asked Ofodile if he had dried milk for their tea. He said he didn’t drink his tea with milk any longer because he’d gotten used to the way things were done in America. Ofodile corrected Chinaza on some of the phrases she used that weren’t accepted in America and also...

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