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.
The four small snoa were broken and turned under and bound, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. Together, then the arches were broken so the foot could be pulled straight with the leg, and Lily takes the slap as a sign of lo. Later that nig. Believing that Snow Flower has not been true to h.
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Lily is now eighty and is writing about this friendship that begins early on in their foot binding process and endures for decades before there is a painful rift? The women's secret form of writing, or nu shu? What reasons are given for this dangerous practice. A truly moving story about the hardships secrst being a woman in nineteenth-century China.
She was also pointing out my defects and teaching me how to use them to my benefit. Catching Cool Breezes and Beautiful Moon. Nu Shu As the girls grow up they marry, two girls in rural China who - as seven-year-olds - become laogong, obey your son. When a .People made mistakes. In nineteenth-century China, to say the very least, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is by no means a thrill. Download this LitChart.
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction-books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Unfortunately, Lily, and the use seccret cheap gimmicks instead of complex characterization. Snowflower. I would definitely recommend fab book to anyone but especially to women in order to get better perspective on their life and to enjoy a good story about the bonds of sisterhood?