The Woman Warrior

by

Maxine Hong Kingston

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Brave Orchid’s Son / Kingston’s Brother Character Analysis

Brave Orchid’s eldest son and Kingston’s brother. He is assigned the tasks of driving his mother, Moon Orchid, and Moon Orchid’s daughter to Los Angeles to confront Moon Orchid’s husband. He also participates in a scheme to get the doctor to leave his office after Brave Orchid tells him to repeat a lie about having an uncle lying hurt in the street from a car accident.
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Brave Orchid’s Son / Kingston’s Brother Character Timeline in The Woman Warrior

The timeline below shows where the character Brave Orchid’s Son / Kingston’s Brother appears in The Woman Warrior. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
4. At the Western Palace
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...her grandchildren, but Brave Orchid insisted that they go see to Moon Orchid’s husband first. Brave Orchid’s son drove to a skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. (full context)
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...to go up and claim that his “uncle” was in an accident on the street. Brave Orchid’s son found the plan ridiculous, but obeyed. Moon Orchid burst into tears at the prospect of... (full context)
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Brave Orchid’s son returned, accompanied by a man in a dark western suit. He saw no accident, but... (full context)
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...he had read about in a book long ago. He bought them lunch, and then Brave Orchid’s son drove his aunt back to her daughter’s house, where she wanted to live. Moon Orchid... (full context)
5. A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe
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Kingston’s brother reported to one of his sisters what had happened in Los Angeles when Moon Orchid... (full context)
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...was eventually “locked up in the crazyhouse” and never released. Finally, there was the woman Kingston’s brother had named Pee-Ah-Nah, who picked for orange berries in the “slough” (swamp) along with Kingston,... (full context)