Characters In Chinese Cinderella

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Chinese Cinderella By Adeline Yen Mah Author Dr. Adeline Yen Mah was born on November 30, 1937 in Tianjin, Republic of China. She studied in graduated from London Hospital Medical School in the United Kingdom and later also become an author and a physician. Her other works also includes “Falling Leaves”. Setting Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong Main Character/s Father – Father, whose real name is Joseph Yen, is a very intelligent man who is very ambitious in his business, show to be seemingly ignorant to his children’s feelings in most if not the entire novel. Ever since his wife died after giving birth to Adeline, he was never the same. Father would value his new wife, Niang, and her opinion over his own children’s. So in this novel, Adeline keeps on doing things to simply get her Father’s approval. Niang – Niang is Adeline’s stepmother who, at the age of 17, married Father one year of the death of his wife. She favors he own two children she had with Father over her adopted ones and simply mistreats or is strict with them simply because they were not French and were not biologically hers. However, Father was very proud of his “French” wife and enjoys showing her off to friends. Adeline tries to stand up to the injustice that Niang perceives so she basically portrays as the antagonist to Adeline’s life. Aunt Baba – Aunt Baba is the eldest daughter of Ye Ye and Nai Nai and is the older sister to Adeline’s Father. Adeline described her to be meek, shy and unmarried,
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