Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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It is the beginning of winter when Madame Wu, her family, and the town say good-bye to Fengmo. Narration describes Madame Wu’s feelings: “She was frightened and sad, but she comforted herself by these words, ‘He is free.’ And wrapping her coat about her, she returned to her own walls.” Shortly afterwards, she convinces Madame Kang and Linyi that the latter should move back into the Wu household and take lessons from Brother Andre so that she (Linye) will be better able to connect with her husband when he returns. Madame Kang agrees happily, Linyi sullenly, and the move takes place. Madame Wu asks Brother Andre to teach her as well, and he agrees, becoming amused at how many questions she continues to have. Madame Wu finds her thoughts, ideas, and soul expanding with each lesson.

In the meantime, the household and its...

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