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Joy Luck Club Journal – Section 5 RETELL Lena has always believed that her mother can see things that are about to happen, but she can only see the bad things. Lena is scared of her mothers visit to their home because of her special power. She wonders what her mother is going to see in their future because her marriage is not strong. Lena thinks that her mother must see everything else between her and Harold, because when she was a child Ying-Ying looked into her rice bowl and said that Lena would marry a bad man. She would marry a man who had a pockmark for each grain of rice Lena left in her bowl. When she was a child, she thought that she would marry a mean neighbor boy who had acne. She was very scared because of this. One day she saw a movie in Sunday school that was showing less fortunate people with scars and all sorts of bodily disfigurations. Lena thought that these people had spouses that left rice in their bowl’ because of what she was told by Ying-Ying. She
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Hess during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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