The Red Scarf Girl Quotes

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“I heard the distant whistle of a passing train, and I wished I could get on it and go far away, to a place without struggle meetings, without class status, without confessions.” - Ji-Li Jiang. This quote is from The Red Scarf Girl, a memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. This is a book about a 12 year old girl, Ji-Li Jiang, witnessing the Cultural Revolution. The quote is her wishing away all her current problems. These problems were a part of the degradation of her family so others could gain power. She was subjected to having a “Black” family, a family with a corrupt family past. She was able to see the worst of the Cultural Revolution, and throughout the book she still supported communism and Chairman Mao. During the Cultural Revolution,

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