The Kitchen God's Wife - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Winnie recalls a sermon Jimmie gave, "Jesus Forgives, Can You?" She tells Pearl it gave her peace to let go of her anger, but that she could not forgive Wen Fu. She muses that Jesus found it easy to forgive because he had it easier than she did. He was the son of God and everyone worshipped him. No one worshipped Winnie for living with Wen Fu. She was like the wife of the Kitchen God, who was forgotten despite her good works in the face of adversity.

In 1939, Winnie gives birth to a daughter. Wen Fu sees the baby a day later and handles her roughly, making her cry. When Winnie calms the baby, Wen Fu acts as if the baby has insulted him, putting himself, even before his newborn daughter. To assert himself, he orders the nurse to bring him lunch. When she...

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