How does Waverly's talent lead to special treatment?

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As Waverly develops into an extremely talented chess player, she begins winning more and more chess tournaments and is recognized as a prodigy in her community. After winning an important regional chess tournament, Waverly's mother decides that she no longer has to do dishes, and Waverly is excused from doing her typical chores. Waverly's brothers are required to complete her chores, and they complain about their sister's special treatment. Waverly's mother justifies her decision to allow Waverly to skip her chores by telling her sons,

"Is new American rules...Meimei play, squeeze all her brains out for win chess. You play, worth squeeze towel" (Tan, 4).

When Waverly finds it difficult...

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