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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Chapter Summary & Analysis - Sons Summary

Lisa See
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Sons Summary

Snow Flower's son has arrived healthy, a relief to Lily. Lily has no one to comfort her, and Aunt avoids her to keep from bringing her bad luck. The girls' letters become more formal and respectful. They are expected to complain about their powerlessness and work, but not to be ungrateful or unfilial. "any daughter-in-law who lets the real truth of her life become public brings shame to both her natal and husband's families..."

One official in the family benefits the entire family, down to the servants and pets. Lily's position is secure, and her baby is welcomed by the family. Lily now feels worthwhile having given birth to a son. Days of motherhood are called rice and salt days because they involve domestic chores and parenting.

Snow flower is not invited to Lily's son's one-month party, a huge celebration. Lily's mother-in-law tells Lily that Lily cannot...

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