Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
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  • In the EXPOSITION, we learn that a lot of Adeline's family does not care about her 
  • Nobody cares, stop bragging about being smart
  • I won a prize at school today
  • In the RAISING ACTION, Adeline gets in trouble a lot because of her parent's crazy rules. They then think about sending her to an all girls boarding school.
  • Tell those girls to leave and stop showing off how smart you are. Your father wants to sleep and now he can't because of how loud the children are.
  • Why are you so cruel?
  • In the CONFLICT we learn that Niang and Adeline's father left her in a catholic boarding school in Tianjin and she could have been taken by the communists. Niang's sister then brings Adeline to Hong Kong to live with her father and Niang, but she then quickly goes to a boarding school.
  • So you're telling me that my father and Niang moved to Hong Kong and left me in Tianjin to be taken by the communists!
  • In the CLIMAX Adeline is now 13 years old and she has been in one boarding school for two years and has only been home two times. On Sundays when parents come to see their children her parents don't come, ever.
  • In the FALLING ACTION Adeline realizes that Third Brother is going to college in London next year. Adeline wants to go to college too since she will also be going to college next year since she skipped two grades. 
  • Father is sending me to London to go to college.
  • I want to go to college in London. I will ask father so that I don't go into an arranged marriage.
  • In the RESOLUTION Adeline wishes to go to college in London for Literature, but instead her father makes her go to medical school. Many years later, she writes this book, and many others.
  • You will go to College in London, go to medical school and be an Obstetrician. You will not go for Literature.
  • Yes father, I will go to medical school in London
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