This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Lao - This person is strong-willed though greatly bound by custom, tradition and expectations.
Liu-Yi-tze - This person is fully addicted to opium and sells everything the family has to feed the addiction.
Wen Chuan - This person is a hard worker who clings to the old ways of life.
Lao's Mother - This person is a disciplinarian but also spends time trying to figure out how to find a good husband for her child.
Yintze - This person marries at fifteen, has some sort of mental breakdown and runs away...
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