"Don't do the audition Ji-li"
This is a famous quote from the father of Ji-li Jiang. Her father's one quote affected her behavior and attitude. After this quote Ji-li felt embarrassed and sad. She thought it was the end. When she saw her teacher disappointed at Ji-li her heart fell. Just because of this one quote affected Ji-li. She could not see the face of anyone without tears coming out of her eyes.
"But Grandma, we have to get rid of those old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits. Chairman Mao said they're holding us back,' I informed her"
This quote is quoted by Ji-li. She actually thought Chairman Mao was doing a right thing. She believed that everything was wonderful and will go out well because she was chosen for the audition. She thought it could be a change for her but instead her father rejected causing her to fall down.