Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Topics for Discussion

Lisa See
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What changes in Lily's life that makes her attitude toward Snow Flower's suffering become so cold?

Is Lily, or Madame Wu, an honest narrator? Support your opinion.

Discuss the extent to which women are oppressed in this culture and the possible reasons.

What significant role does Lily's mother play in her life? Explain her mother's monkey nature and how it comes out in her dealings with Lily.

The butcher is a complex character. Is he good or bad, or a little of both? Discuss his assets and his flaws.

What is a diviner? What role does he play in setting the course for Lily's life?

Discuss the irony in Lily's mis-translation of the nu shu that caused the break in her relationship with her laotong.

Does wealth always change people? Did it change Lily, or would she have been the same if she had married the butcher...

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