The Joy Luck Club - Study Guide Part 3, Waverly Jong, "Four Dimensions" Summary & Analysis

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Waverly takes her mother Lindo to lunch at Waverly's favorite Chinese restaurant. Lindo immediately dislikes Waverly's new hairstyle, an asymmetrical blunt-line fringe shorter on the left side and tells her to get her money back. Lindo also does not like the menu's choices, the greasy chopsticks, and her dirty rice bowl. The soup is not hot. She disputes a charge of two extra dollars for the wrong tea. Waverly tries to calm her down so she can tell her mother that she and Rich Schields are getting married. Lindo has never met Rich. Every time Waverly tries to talk about him, Lindo changes the subject. Lindo refuses to tip the waiter. Waverly leaves five dollars while her mother uses the bathroom. When she returns, she comments that it stinks in there.

Waverly's friend Marlene reminds...

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