An Analysis Of Ting Xing Ye's A Lead In The Bitter Wind

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“When your parents pay attention to you, you have healthier relationships and greater academic success in your 30s.” (Gillett, Baer, and Insider). This is an example of influence in our childhood environment, which can lead to a brighter future. Certainly this may not always apply, but the surroundings we grew up in can affect our future. In the biography, A Lead in the Bitter Wind by Ting Xing Ye, she was brought up in a family which was negatively impacted by the Cultural Revolution in China. The Cultural Revolution caused the wealthy to lose their status, and the poor to rise up in the ranks. Those of wealthy families were publicly discriminated and shamed for being “Capitalists”. In her childhood, Ye suffered to the point where she attempted

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