Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

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  • The EXPOSITION introduces Adeline who is the main character, her father, her siblings, her step brother, her step sister, Aunt Baba, Ye Ye, Nai Nai, and Niang who live in Tianjin during WWII. During this time Adeline is treated badly due to the death of her mother being blamed on her, and is practically only treated well by her Aunt Baba.
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  • In the RISING ACTION many instances of poor treatment from her family ranging from things like rude comments, physical abuse, mental abuse, and overall neglect take place and so do strict rules that are set by Niang causing stress for Adeline.
  • In the CONFLICT a Man vs Man conflict appears after Adeline gets in trouble after her friends visit her due to Niang's rule that her friends aren't allowed, so Adeline is then beaten by Niang and told she will be removed from the home.
  • In the CLIMAX Adeline is sent to a Catholic boarding school in Hong Kong where she is expected to speak english where at this time, she is in and area where communists are taking over. She is the only one left in the school after no one rescues her and while she is there she receives no letters or visits.
  • In the FALLING ACTION she rescued by Aunt Reine only to be sent back to another boarding school.
  • In the RESOLUTION Adeline wins a writing contest which leads to her father allowing her to go to college.
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