Chinese Cinderella

Chapter 7-8 Aunt baba

Why do the students believe that Aunt Baba really wants to go work in the bank? Is it exclusively for the increase in money? What will having a job give to Aunt Baba other than money? Does the job have anything to do with the family structure and power control as well? Why or why not?

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I really don't know about the bank thing. The eldest daughter of Ye Ye and Nai Nai, Aunt Baba is described as "meek, shy and unmarried," wholly dependent on her younger brother--Adeline's father--financially. Tasked with taking care of Adeline, the two develop a close bond due to their position as the unwanted and powerless members of the family. Aunt Baba provides encouragement for Adeline to pursue her dreams, a decision that causes her to lose favor in the eyes of Niang.