Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Regret Summary & Analysis

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Regret Summary

Lily is too old to do domestic chores. She is tired and has lived too long. In her heart, she entered Sitting Quietly after Snow Flower's death.

Spring Moon, Snow flower's daughter, threw herself down a well on her wedding night, polluting the village. Lily tries to quiet people who repeat her responding letter of vituperation, which is now well-known. Snow Flower's passing was the most difficult day of writing on the fan that Lily has ever done. Lily's husband hired Snow Flower's son as a rent collector and gave him a house, so that he did not have to go into pig butchering. Eventually, his butcher father joined him there.

Lily became a vegetarian, contemplated sutras and hoped to renounce bed business. Out of sympathy for her husband, she chose three concubines, who had his babies and improved his esteem in the...

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