What is the most pivotal moment in Lao's life? Examine how this moment changes her next actions.
How does Lao's relationship with Mantze and then later with Sue Teh demonstrate the change in women over generations?
This is a work of nonfiction. How does that make this story powerful?
Does Lao fairly describe male figures in her life story? Why?
Does Lao judge Mantze fairly? How?
What was Lao's specific message in writing her story?
Evaluate Lao's writing style. Does she tell the story well, in a clear and understandable manner? Explain.
How does the female perspective of this story shape its message?
Who struggled the most with her husband, Lao or Mantze?
Which of Lao's children helped her the most? Why?
Evaluate the value of Lao and Mantze's arranged marriages. Explain the benefits and flaws they faced.
How did Lao's father struggle with employment throughout his life...
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