The Joy Luck Club - Part 3, Jing-Mei Woo, "Best Quality" Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Jing-Mei Woo, "Best Quality" Summary

Jing-Mei's mother gives her a jade pendant on a gold chain, which June Woo calls her daughter's "life's importance". It is not jewelry she would have chosen for herself. The jade is almost the size of her little finger, a mottled green and white color, intricately carved. She puts it away. After her mother dies, she wonders what her mother meant as she wears the pendant every day. She sees other people wearing the same jade pendants - a two-inch oblong of bright apple green. Jing-Mei thinks they all belong to a secret covenant of unknown meaning. She asks a Chinese bartender where he got his pendant. He answers his mother gave it to him after his divorce. He thinks his mother was trying to tell him he was still worth something. Jing-Mei...

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