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Awesome: The Joy Luck Club
  • Lindo Jong tricking her superstitious mother-in-law into believing that her arranged marriage with her son was angering their ancestors, thus allowing her to leave it without dishonoring the promise she made to her parents.
    • She also improved a pregnant servant woman's life who now had honor for her child AND a serious jump up in status.
  • An-Mei's mother timing her suicide to fall two days before Chinese New Years', knowing that Wu Tsing would not want to deal with her vengeful spirit (folklore states that a dead person's spirit returns the third day after he or she dies to settle scores), especially not on such a holy day, and would treat her children well.
    • Can we just acknowledge that this is the kind of book where someone COMMITTING SUICIDE is a crowning moment of awesome?
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