3Genre Folktale: Has a moral Colloquial tradition: simplicty of language and emotionShunned as inferior to classical literature by the well educated and socially prominentLess formal prose
4POLL What are types of wedding gifts? Are their different wedding gifts for sons and daughters?Does your family/culture have any traditional family wedding gifts?
5Wedding GiftsChoice of gifts based on:Culture, economics, and personal choice
6Vocabulary Teng-Cho (Deng-joh) a small town Hsueh (Shoo-ay) a wealthy widowHsueh Hsiang-ling (Shoo-ay-shee-ahng-linhg) Hsueh’s 16 year old daughter getting marriedChi’lin Purse (Chee Linh Pers) a wedding gift
15After Reading Discussion List the relationships in this story.Hsiang-ling and motherHsiang-ling and Mrs. Lu
16What type of conflict does each relationship show. Person vs. Person
17How do the characters relate? Mother is loving and caring, gave Hsiang-ling everything but Hsiang-ling was spoiled and ungrateful of her mother at first.Hsiang-ling helped Mrs. Lu at first by giving her the purse full of wealth and Mrs. Lu was generous by sharing her property evenly.