Study Questions - Kitchen God\u2019s wife study question 1 How do Pearl and her mother\u2019s conversations usually start Why Pearl demonstrates these

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Kitchen God’s wife study question 1. How do Pearl and her mother’s conversations usually start? Why? - Pearl demonstrates these grievances she harbors, "Whenever my mother talks to me, she begins the conversation as if we were already in the middle of an argument." - Pearl "assigns herself a critical perspective on her mother's life."Pearl also says that "there's a lot I don't know about my mother. " 2. What business do Auntie Helen and Winnie own? - Auntie Helen and Winnie co-own Ding Ho Flower Shop on Ross Alley in Chinatown . 3. What does Phil say he sometimes regrets about his marriage? Why? How does Winnie act about money? Why? - “Sometimes I regret that I ever married into a Chinese family,” Phil said when he heard we had to go to San Francisco, a hundred miles round-trip from our house in San Jose, made worse by weekend football traffic. Although he’s become genuinely fond of my mother over the fifteen years we’ve been married, he’s still exasperated by her demands. And a weekend with the extended family is definitely not his preferred way to spend his days off from the hospital. - For the dreaded weekend, Phil and Pearl had decided to come into the city early to get settled and perhaps take the girls to the zoo. The day before, we had had a polite argument with my mother over where we would stay. “That's very kind of you, Winnie," Phil reasoned with my mother over the phone. "But we've already made reservations at a hotel." I listened on the other line, glad that I had suggested he call and make the excuses. "What hotel?" my mother asked. "The TraveLodge," Phil lied. We were actually booked at the Hyatt. "Ai, too much money!" my mother concluded. "Why waste money that way? You can stay at my house, plenty of rooms." And Phil had declined gracefully. "No, no, really. It's too much trouble. Really." - Actually, Winnie want to make sure Pearl family must participate in her cousin Bao- bao's engagement party which was invited by Auntie Helen, also attend Grand Auntie Du's funeral on the the next day. 4. What is Pearl’s illness? Why hasn’t she told her mother about it? - Pearl has Multiple Sclerosis (M.S) disease . - She hasn’t told her mother about it because her mom is really superstitious, she deep belief in luck and fate, and the relationship between Winnie and Pearl is strained because the Americanized daughter and her immigrant mother have little in common. 5. Why is Pearl angry Mary?
- Pearl angry Mary because Mary had a "sympathetic" behavior concerning Pearl's multiple sclerosis angers and irritates Pearl. 6. What does Ying- gai mean? How does it explain Winnie’s philosophy of life? - Ying- gai means "Shroud". Winnie’s s tory may turn out to be like a fairy tale, after all . First, she discovers that she is not alone in wishing to leave a bad marriage; other women have had the same desperate wish. Second, she has found someone to guide her in how to leave her marriage. And third, she has a prince waiting to marry her and make her happy. But fairy tale or not, Winnie’s situation is quite serious. The girl she once was, when newly married, would never have considered running away. She was too innocent,

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