What is the theme of ties that bind ties that break?

Ties that bind ties that break by Lensey Namioka is the story of a stubborn outcast making her way through China and beyond. The main theme of the book is women stepping up for their independence. Ailin, the main character, is born into a respected family, she is expected to bind her feet and marry well.

Who wrote ties that bind ties that break?

Lensey Namioka
Ties that Bind, Ties that Break/Authors

About Lensey Namioka Lensey Namioka has written many popular books, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break (Laurel Leaf).

Where does Ties That Bind Ties That Break take place?

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break is a young adult novel by Lensey Namioka, published in 1999. The novel tells the story of a girl who defied tradition in China in the early 1900s and later moved to the United States.

How many pages is Ties That Bind Ties That Break?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440415992
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 160

How did Ailin get out of binding her feet?

how does Ailin get out of having her feet bound the first time? She says she saw Second Sister’s feet and runs and hides.

What does Ailin overhear while she’s hiding from her mother?

Ailin sees Second Sister’s bound feet. Chapter 3 Ailin hides when her mother tries to bind her feet. The Revolution affects the Tao household. Father decides Ailin doesn’t have to have her feet bound.

How do Second sisters prepare Ailin for foot binding?

How does Second Sister try to prepare Ailin for foot binding? She lets her watch her wash her feet.

What is the first thing Aylmer says to his wife?

What is the first thing that Aylmer says to his wife in the story? He ask about removing her birthmark.

What does Ailin give big uncle?

She offers free tutoring to Ailin. What are the three options Big Uncle gives Ailin for her future? She can become a concubine, a farmer’s wife, or a nun. Why does Ailin feel that her life would not be better had she bound her feet?

What does Aylmer realize after his wife’s death?

What does Aylmer realize after his wife’s death? 1. Aylmer had a dream that Georgiana’s birthmark went all the way to her heart and it had to be eliminated from her heart, which killed her. Georgiana hears him cry out during this dream saying, “It is in her heart now – we must have it out.”

Why does Aylmer want to remove his wife’s birthmark?

Aylmer reasons that the birthmark is Nature’s way of showing Georgiana’s mortality and necessary humanity. He wants to remove the mark, then, not because he doesn’t like the way she looks, but because of what the symbol represents to him (see “Symbols, Imagery, Allegory”).

What warning does second sister give Ailin?

What warning does Second Sister give Ailin? She might not be able to continue school when Father dies.