I chose the scene where Ji-li is being yelled at for her relatives mistakes. This moment stood out to me because culture and habits can change everything from a person. Her classmates started yelling at her because of all the new things that were happening. At the point where they even reject a long friendship. After a while even Ji-li started to believe all that. She kept thinking to herself “I wished that I had been born into a different family. I hated Grandpa for being a landlord.” She was ashamed of having a good life. Funny how a few words can change your opinions.
Kids/teenagers are so easily influenced. From what I'm getting, people are rejecting the old ideas and habits. After the da zi bao and a bunch of other signs being brought down. Kids are changing. They are just going with the bigger group. But what if the bigger group isn't the right one? They don't know that. It’s interesting how JI-li friends just go against her because they think the new ways are right. Just because they seem big and powerful. If you not wearing the right clothing you're a foreigner or a four olds. They even go to the limit where they cut a mans pant because it wasn't wide enough.