Theme Of Chinese Cinderella

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On the word “significant” refers to something that is “sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.” For something to have a significant impact on someone, it must be meaningful, relevant, and important. As stated by Thomas Hardy, “A story must be exceptional enough to justify its telling; it must have something more unusual to relate than the ordinary experience of every average man and woman.” It must have something meaningful, something that pulls a reader in- so that the audience can laugh when the character laughs or cry when the character cries. It must be significant. A story that fits the definition of “significant” is one by Adeline Yen Mah. In the novel “Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter,” Adeline Yen Mah pulls the reader in by using the themes of loneliness and acceptance- something that is faced by nearly all at some point in their life. What makes Yen Jun-ling’s story so engaging are the emotions as well as the obstacles she went though. The circumstances she faced, even though not to the same extent, can be somewhat relatable. The feeling of loneliness, for instance, is an emotion that numerous people face at least once in their life. Jun-Ling was always treated as the outsider- the unwanted child, a burden to her family. At school she had friends, but she was never allowed to meet up and play with them and when she came home it was as if she didn’t exist. When she was given a little duckling, named
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