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Values Dissonance: Certain actions that Taeko's parents take with her might seem bizarrely harsh from a 21st century Western perspective, such as when Taeko remembers getting slapped by her father for leaving the house barefoot, or when her sisters and mother speculate on whether or not she might be retarded because she got a bad score on a math test.