Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
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  • In the exposition, we learn about Adeline's unfortunate situation. She is forced to live with her mean and unfair stepmother and her children, after her mother dies two days after she was born. She and her four siblings are treated like Cinderella,  where her stepsiblings gain much more attention while they barely get noticed.
  • In the rising action, the readers become aware of the specific events that lead to Adeline's misfortune. In this example, she is forgotten on her first day of first grade, and must walk all the way home. These events emphasize her troubles at home.
  • Where are you?
  • This example of a conflict shows man vs. man. She is being punished for a spontaneous visit from her friends at schoolwho award her with gifts for her new position as class president. These kinds of conflict emphasize Adeline's situation.
  • "This is unfair. You're cruel and barbaric! I'll tell my father!"
  • As the climax of the story, we learn that Adeline's parents are so annoyed with her company, that they send her away to a school in Tianjin. Here, Adeline feels even more rejected and lonely. Her father does not even remember her chinese name.
  • During the falling action, Adeline starts to feel like she has a purpose. Her Grandfather, or Ye Ye, comforts her, saying that she has a future.
  • From the revolution, we learn of Adeline's sudden excitement. Once she wins an international writing competition, her father starts to believe in her, agreeing with the fact that she should go to college.
  • "I do believe you have potential"
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