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The Turtle Said I Have Eaten Your Tears Analysis

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The passage i will be analyzing is on pages 243 to page 244.The author's purpose for writing the passage “ The Turtle said ‘ I have eaten your tears, and this is why I know your misery. But I must warn you. If you cry, your life will always be sad.’” (243), is to convey the message that you shouldn't cry when something bad happens and if you do then you will not be able to live a happy life.
By writing this the author shows the reader that An-mei’s mother has learned that through her life is a miserable one she mustn't cry for if she does, she will only fill the joy of another, just as the turtle told her on page 244, the turtle says “ Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else’s joy”. An-mei’s mother tells this story
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