Four Directions

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  • Waverly and LIndo go out to eat at Four Directions, Waverly's favorite Chinese Resturaunt
  • This greasy thing do you expect me to eat with it?
  • Waverly invites Lindo over to her apartment
  • Abstracts/ Summary Four Directions by Amy Tan Story Board by Kate Bolin and Caroline Dragos
  • Waverly remembers a time where she tried to fight with her mother by quitting chess
  • I quit
  • Waverly invites her mother, Lindo, out to lunch at her favorite Chinese Restaurant four directions in an attempt to tell her mother that she is getting married to her boyfriend Rich Shields. In the restaurant Waverly tries to tell her mother about her and Rich but when she brings up the topic of her boyfriend her mother quickly changes the subject. Waverly then decides that it just wasn't the right time to tell her mother about her and Rich when she gets embarrassed by her mother who is criticizing the restaurants ways.
  • Waverly recalls her First husband Marvin and her mothers reaction to him
  • Waverly invites Lindo over to her apartment, which she shares with Rich, as an attempt to show her mother that they are in a serious relationship. When Lindo sees the apartment instead of reacting the way Waverly wanted she criticizes the mink coat Rich gave Waverly as a gift and makes Waverly feel bad about her relationship even though her and Rich are getting married.
  • Waverly and Rich go to eat over at her parents house
  • Needs Salt
  • Waverly recalls a time when her mother was proud of her, when she played chess. When Lindo started to brag about Waverly's skill Waverly felt that her mother was taking all of the credit. As a way to punish her mother Waverly decided to quit chess which made her miserable, instead of her mother. When she started to play again she expected her mother to react joyously but instead her mother stopped supporting her as much. Waverly tried to become good at chess again but soon found out that she lost her skill.
  • Waverly and her mother have a serious conversation about their relationships.
  • Waverly describes her ex husband, Marvin. Waverly feels that her mothers criticism of Marvin ruined her marriage, as it caused her to see Marvin’s worst qualities. Now Waverly is scared that Lindo will ruin her marriage to Rich as well. Waverly knows that if the marriage failed it would crush Rich, because he loves her unequivocally.
  • Waverly and Rich go to dinner at her mother’s house, finally ready to tell her parents about their engagement. However, Rich accidentally commits etiquette mistakes during dinner, so out of embarrassment Waverly decides not to tell her parents her engagement plans.
  • Waverly goes to her Mother's house the next day, in anger, ready to tell her that she and Rich are getting Married but when she gets there she shes her mother sleeping and breaks down into tears. When Lindo wakes up she tells Waverly that she has known about the engagement for a long time and does not understand why Waverly thinks she hates Rich. Waverly realizes that she has been wrong about her mother all along.
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