The quote I chose was "Anyone who sees Chairman Mao is the happiest person in the world, That was my secret dream." (107) I think this quote mainly cought my attention because it delivered the hypocrisy of a communist country, the leaders of such countries propose that they want to make everyone equal, but use this Idea to keep enriching himself with money and power. he iluded the people so much that it became a huge Honor/Miracle to meet him in person. Even the Ji li is an innocent girl she already was iluded to think that the Dictator Mao is like a god to the people but infact he killed 45 million people in 4 years making him the bigger mass murderer in the world killing more people than the second and first war. And his people as the book says had n knowledge.
The second quote i chose was "The more I read, the more puzzled I became. Did the teachers really intend to ruin our health and corrupt our minds? If so, why hadn't I ever noticed? Was I so badly taken in that I was unable to see them for what they really were?" pg. 70 This quote really made me think because it made me realize that Mao Tse Tung took the respect from the one of the most important people in the society the people that shape the mind of the countries future, The teachers. That really got me stunned because by now we can see that everything he says basically gets in to everyones mind and they don't have any doughts. In my opinion I think Mao Tse Tung is scarred of the teachers because they have the power to lead the children in the right path and thats why he empowers the idea that teachers are bad.