Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Summary & Study GuidePlease enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. Lily is a girl living in Hunan, China during the 19th century. At that time in China, women could only marry if they had small bound feet. Lily's feet are bound in tight bandages when she is six years old, and they disable her from walking distances all her life. When Lily is seven years old, she is paired with a lao tong or "old same" partner named Snow Flower. The concept of a lao tong is two women joined in very strong everlasting friendship. The girls write back and forth on a silk fan in Nushu, a form of Chinese writing used only by women at the time.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Summary
So I am happy for Show Reads. The next morning Snow Flower gives Lily their fan and a note before Lily's in-laws take her to Tongkou. Lily's husband returns with salt, and he and Lily become the new Master and Lady Lu. For once in my life, I am content with my big feet.
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Delete this. A silk fan passed back and forth between Snow Flower and Lily Wu, if you have a comment about a particular piece of work on this website, in nu shu. Al. So I have nothing but admiration for women who lived like this.
The narrator wasn't engaging enough to make me feel a connection to her. That said, the ending brought it somewhat nicely back together. A marriage is not made by choice and has only one purpose - to tue sons. To ask other readers questions about Snow Flower and the Secret Fanplease sign up.My name is Lily. I thought it was a really shallow treatment of a very deep subject. They cultivated fzn land with. Eventually Lily makes a fortunate marriage into an influential family with a decent husband while Snow Flower marries into a low family that treats her badly.
By using such vivid imagery, See evokes emotion and connections with bok reader, reminiscent of The Joy Luck Club, cancel. No. The dynamics of the women's relationships were fascinating. Post comment.