the joy luck club

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  • engagement day
  • The meaning of a promise
  • Life happened, I moved on, besides we were kids okay!
  • what happened to all the promises you made to me before you left?
  • The Life
  • After
  • Before
  • the image above depicts the scene on page 50, where the village lady came to set her engagement while bringing her future mother in law. it is an important event in the story because it shapes the way the narrator becomes. it is because of this engagement, that the narrator's mother stops treating her, as her own instead as another woman's daughter
  • Hidden Emotion
  • on further back, on page 49: the narrator explains the meaning of a promise to her while creating a very descriptive image of the difference between how Americans take promise compared to her. it was very important because it highlighted the fact that she was raised with a strong discipline instilled in her through her parents. 
  • The life of the narrator is descriptively described as shallow, or in their terms "a frog in a well" meaning her experience was limited to her village and to her village house. the narrator explains how she did not know life beyond the village. this was very important because it shows that while growing up the narrator was totally secluded from all foreign cultures, growing up with only one culture.
  • As we have come to learn part of the narrator's culture involves her listening and obeying her elders even if she doesn't like it, shown especially on page 54, where the narrator hides the factor that she's crying because she doesn't like her fiance. 
  • I'm so happy, my life is great!
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