- Do you think Jiang Ji-Li's parents support all the new changes that are going in China?
In my opinion I think her parents do not support all the new changes in China. Especially with the "destroy the four olds" change. What that means is that any tradition that was old needs to be destroyed and that would be called "the four news."When Jiang Ji-Li and her siblings were talking about that during dinner her parents did not seem interested. Her Grandma also did not seem to support it. I think that the new rules and propaganda are manipulating the kids at such a young age to think that changing everything is good. But people can't just destroy signs. Because first it took a lot of money to buy the sign. Seconded it is going to take a lot of money to replace the signs. So I think her parents think that is wrong. Also in the beginning her dad did not let her audition because of political considerations. Which means he does not want this family to have anything to do with the changes that Chairman Mao is doing. To be honest it would take me a while to adjust too.
2. Because of all the change happening do you think further in the book Jiang is going to audition for the Central Liberation Army Arts Academy?
First of all I think her dad is never going to let her audition because he does not agree with the Cultural Revolution. So, I think since Jiang agrees so much with what Chairman Mao is doing that she will want to audition. I think that she is going to go behind her fathers back and do the audition. Then her dad is going to find out and that is going to strike up conflict. Then she is going to turn her back on him and got in, and she finds out later in the book that she should have listened to her dad because the Chairman Mao is just using propaganda to support him. That is my prediction for the book. Like I said before her dad seems like he does support all the changes but in fact he does not.
Yes, I think at least one person thinks that changing all the old customs to new ones is just wrong. I think it is going to be her dad and one of her friends. I think if her dad goes against it that she will be ashamed and disappointed in him. Firstly because she seems like she really supports changing the old customs to new ones. Also her siblings and friends, and the thing is they are all young. The propagandas are targeting young children who do not understand anything. But like her dad who does understand thinks that it is wrong and that you should still keep old customs and make new ones. Also I think her dad is just trying to protect Jiang, and that is why he did not want her to audition. Second I think one of her friends because probably their family members do not agree and the whole school is probably going to ignore her, or bully her even. But overall I think that someone who is close to Jiang is going to go against the changes.