Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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The next morning, as Madame Wu wakes and dresses, she reflects on how she now knows what love truly means as the result of having known and loved Brother Andre, believing that she can still hear his voice and wisdom in her mind. When Ying tells her that Jasmine is waiting to see her, Madame Wu meets with the girl, and quickly discerns that she has lied and is not expecting a child. Faced with the truth, Jasmine strives to persuade Madame Wu that she will bring happiness to the house, not anger or trouble. Madame Wu tells her a decision will be made the next day and sends her away.

A day later, and again upon waking, Madame Wu’s morning reflections on what she has learned from Brother Andre are interrupted by the arrival of the children from his home, and she...

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