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    This novel was written by Adeline Yen Mah. Chinese Cinderella is a true story about an unwanted daughter. The author Adeline Yen Mah is telling us about her life between the ages of four through her early teens. At the beginning of the story she comes home with a medal the very first week of school. She received the medal for being the best student of the week. Aunt Baba was so proud of her little niece, so she put the certificate and the medal, the same place she kept her valuables. Aunt Baba had been taking care of Adeline ever since she was two weeks old, that is when her mother died. Later Adeline learned that Aunt Baba had no pictures of her mom because her father ordered for them to be destroyed. Shortly after her mom's death her father…

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    The book Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah tells a story of a girl who has many ways in which she needs to show courage throughout her life, such as when she walked home from school by herself, when she stood up for Youngest sister when Niang was unfairly scolding her and when she was alone in the school in Tianjin. Explained at the beginning of the book, after Adeline was born her mother died, which caused her to be a symbol of bad luck to her family and therefore caused this maltreatment.…

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    With support from her loving Aunt, Adeline Yen Mah got good grades and went to Oxford University, wow, I'm inspired. In the novel Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, I found it to be an inspirational story. It is an inspirational story because she is very intelligent. Adeline Yen Mah is very educated in school. She was the top of her class in all subjects, except art. These qualities make her very intelligent. “Adeline Jen-Ling Yen from Hong Kong has won the International Literary Playwriting…

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    negative realities” (Yen Mah xii). This quote was written by the author of Chinese Cinderella who taught that one dream can be better than all your negative realities. This novel is very encouraging to have faith even when times are ruthless. In the story, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, the memoir really inspires students to stand up for what they believe. Through Adeline's struggles, it teaches readers to work hard to succeed and also to realize how fortunate they are compared to…

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    The book, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah is a true story about the author’s childhood growing up in China during the 1940s. The main character, Adeline is an unwanted child because her mother dies giving birth to her. She is unwanted by her family because Adeline is considered bad luck to them. Her father remarries a 17 year old and both of them have two children, including his four stepchildren. Adeline is the youngest of the stepchildren. The family also lives with Adeline’s…

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    Without a stable family, life for Jeannette Walls and Adeline Yen Mah was disastrous. Though they both come from different cultural backgrounds, they share similar experiences of a tragic childhood. In Yen Mah’s autobiography, Falling Leaves, she recaps her life in a disunited family under a strict step-mother, Niang. Yen Mah tries desperately to distance herself from Niang by traveling to America, only to discover that Niang did not care enough about Adeline to leave a portion of her money in…

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    Having grown up with a supporting family, I have become ignorant to the hardships experienced in other households. However, after having read the novel Chinese Cinderella written by Adeline Yen Mah and interviewed Sarah Marcello, my outlook on this subject has been influenced. Chinese Cinderella follows the life of a young Adeline as she struggles through life as the unwanted child of the Yen Mah family. Sarah Marcello was sent to live with her grandparents in Italy following the discovery of…

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    messages. The autobiographical novel Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah and the drama Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard demonstrate the hardships faced by individuals in difficult circumstances and their ability to escape to new places. In these texts the composers have developed the concept of new messages having the power to change an individual’s lack of acceptance in their world. _In Chinese Cinderella, the protagonist Adeline is unwanted by her family and is only recognised when she…

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    your father, bullied by your step-mother, and tormented by your siblings. Adeline Yen Mah endured these things every day, with her only escape as school and her roommate, Aunt Baba, and her grandfather, Ye Ye. In the memoir, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, Adeline has a troubled youth. The people that she looks towards for support are Ye Ye and Aunt Baba, and they help her to overcome her abusive childhood. Adeline’s grandfather Ye Ye cares for Adeline in a loving way throughout her…

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    courage, creativity and compassion.” (Yen Mah xii) Adeline Yen Mah’s memoir of her childhood was influential as she overcame hardships and burdens; finding hope in difficult situations. The story was inspirational because Adeline maintained her dedication and was able to succeed in school and life, despite having a harsh stepmother and a family who paid little attention to her. The novel was inspirational because Adeline kept her dignity and found ways to cope despite her…

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