Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Yang Ru-shan has one duty in life. This duty was impressed so heavily on his mind that he is willing to sell his lovely daughter in an effort to complete it. The object of this lesson will be to discuss the importance of duty in our lives and how it affects us and how it differs from these characters in China.
1) Read aloud the first few pages of the book that introduce the first characters and the setting of the story. It is deeply impressed here that Yang Ru-shan has one main goal and duty in life--to raise male heirs. Discuss this with the class. Why is this so important to him? What kind of things has he done to achieve this goal? How will he feel if he cannot complete this task? What kind of things can he do that would help him...
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