1. "I bent down and pretended to tie my shoelaces. But I could not block out her voice, dry, hoarse, and trembling" - Pg. 76
imagery in it. The reader can clearly see the scene in ones head, as the words "dry", "hoarse" and " trembling" make the writing more effective and touching. Additionally, this quote is important because the words represent what the people who were being judged felt like. Aunt Xi-wen for example, was humiliated by kids for her looks and actions, and this is how she felt, sad, without hope. Another example is Ji-li. On pg. 78, she felt sad when she found out the other students wrote a da-zi-bao about her.
2. "One after another they continued to criticize me. I stared at their moving lips, understanding nothing." - Pg. 10
This passage basically describes Ji-li's whole experience until now. People judged her by her family ties and habits. They would say that her having a maid was a sign of the four olds and exploitation. Additionally, all of the people she knew would bully her around the fact that her grandfather was a Landlord. They would say mean things behind her back, and would exclude her from class work, telling her mean things about her family. One example is on page 91, where she humiliated in front of the whole class by a student called Du Hai.