Leniency to those who confess, and severity to those who resist.’ (page 248)
Yeah trees and bamboos don't make a lot of sense right now. But my dad told me this story that sort of relates to the quote. Think that the tree and the bamboo are people. The tree is strong and firm, while the bamboo bends. Now think
when a wind blows, who falls? The tree is strong but he falls after. While the bamboo bended through the winds and stayed standing. This is sort of my interpretation of this quote. The bamboo are the people who confess and the trees are the one who resist. I thought this was an important quote because it says that when people hold on to firmly they break (or get punished) Bamboo people are more sneaky and get away with things with out getting hurt, This is more of a life lesson thing
I chose this quote because I'm questioning Ji-li's actions. Lots of parts her parents and herself think badly of the revolution. But people are enforcing her to go against what she thinks. shes a character that persuade easily but Im not really sure where this is going. Who is she going to betray her family/beliefs or the government?
Also what did her dad do, did it explain or am I just going crazy?