Snow Flower's mother, wife to Snow Flower's Father, and sister to Madame Wang. Lily notes that Snow Flower’s mother never seemed able to accept that her family had fallen from prosperity, and she always acts like a great and sophisticated lady despite her family's poverty. She later becomes a beggar with her husband.
Snow Flower's Mother Quotes in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan quotes below are all either spoken by Snow Flower's Mother or refer to Snow Flower's Mother. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan published in 2006.).
Daughter Days: Snow Flower Quotes
"My mother bound my feet—and me to the chair—even tighter the next time."
"You can't fight your fate," I said. "It is predestined."
Related Symbols: Feet
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Hair-Pinning Days: Truth Quotes
Snow Flower's Mother Character Timeline in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The timeline below shows where the character Snow Flower's Mother appears in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Daughter Days: Learning
...her husband will also be a perfect match, and that her mother-in-law is kind—she visits Snow Flower's mother daily. Snow Flower's eyes suddenly fill with tears when she says this, and Lily and... (full context)
Hair-Pinning Days: Truth
...from the proverbial spoiled meat, so she tried to help. She helps Snow Flower and Snow Flower’s mother clean the house, but can't eliminate the smell. She sees that Snow Flower and her... (full context)
...been created from her own clothes. Snow Flower laughs and explains that they were originally Snow Flower’s mother 's clothes. Lily and Snow Flower laugh and laugh. Lily thinks about how women are... (full context)
...her original sentiments no longer pertain. On the Day of Sorrow and Worry, Lily and Snow Flower's mother sing of helping one's husband rise to a better place. Snow Flower doesn't cry. Two... (full context)
...and the women who greet Lily are coarse and unsavory. Inside the house, Lily meets Snow Flower's mother -in-law, who she describes as dreadful. Snow Flower's mother-in-law sneers that here in Jintian, women... (full context)