The Story of One White Woman Who Married a Chinese Quotes

Edith Maud Eaton
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Why did I marry Liu Kanghi, a Chinese?
-- Minnie (Narrator) (N/A paragraph 1)

Importance: This is the first line of the story. It introduces the theme of racism. This is because the question suggests that it is unnatural for a white woman to marry a Chinese man.

But, in spite of his unkind remarks and evident contempt for me, I wished to please him.
-- Minnie (Narrator) (N/A paragraph 2)

Importance: This quote highlights the nature of Minnie and James’ relationship. It shows that Minnie is willing to be berated so long as her husband approves of her.

Stupid, my dear girl! You are one of the brightest little women I know,’ kindly comforted Mrs. Rogers. But I knew differently ...
-- Mrs. Rogers, Minnie (Narrator) (N/A paragraph 2, 3)

Importance: This quote shows the effect that James’ abuse has on Minnie. He has caused her to believe that she is unintelligent to the point that she thinks the knows this is a fact.

... went on the voice, which was unusually soft for a...
-- Minnie (Narrator) (N/A paragraph 8)

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