These three chapters, Writing Da-zi-bao, The Red Successors, and Graduation were very intriguing though changed a lot compared to the first two. In the beginning , all seemed to go well for Ji-li though everything good disappeared in the next three chapters.
The first question is, how is the relationship between families changing now because of the Cultural Revolution ?
Considering the part where Ji-li was forced to go to her aunts house and have her hang up the da-zi-bao and say those words was already changing the families. Ji-li didn’t want to do that to a family member though she somehow agreed with what the people were saying and seemed to turn on her aunt a little. I feel that some people who could also be in Ji-li’s position will change how they feel about their family and change the relationship between them due to what they start to think is wrong for their family to have and what they wish they had instead.
I chose this image because it is mostly children, younger people. It relates to my question because since the Cultural Revolution is changing everyone their parents, grandparents, etc. believed in, the children's relationships with the older family members may change.
The second question is, do you think Ji-li will be able to find happiness and something good will happen to her at a school she doesn’t want to go to, while not being able to be a red successor, and with a family known as horrible people ?
I feel like so far, nothing has been going Ji-li’s way. When Ji-li got the great news that she was going to be able to go to her dream school, she was the happiest person yet. Though, nothing good seems to last for Ji-li. The whole opportunity to go to her dream school gets taken away from her just like the opportunity to be a red successor was. I predict that after a while, some very delightful things will happen to her and she will be able to be joyful and grateful.
I chose this image because Ji-li looks naturally happy. It connects to both of my questions because it seems like she found happiness and possibly needed to remold herself or not.
Lastly, do you think Ji-li will eventually remold herself at the junior high school ?
I don’t think Ji-li will change herself just because the Red Successors are constantly telling her to. Ji-li seems to have enough self-respect to not change because of other people. Ji-li seems to have confidence and even though what the other people tell her, pains her, she doesn’t seem to do what they wish her to.