If "Rules of the Game" continued, can you suggest what happens and a new denouement?

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Amy Tan’s story is successful in part because chess is used both in a literal and a metaphorical sense. When Waverly finally confronts her mother, demanding that Lindo stop capitalizing on her daughter’s accomplishments, she asks her why she does not learn chess. At that moment, she fully realizes that her mother is not interested in the game of chess itself. She wants what is best for her daughter, and she is pushing her to gain the necessary “invisible strength” and become the high-level achiever that she believes Waverly can be. At the same time, she is not eager to relinquish her control over the girl. Lindo is a game player, however, who knows mah-jongg very well, and she follows the philosophies of Art of War. Mother and daughter are thus revealed to be more similar than different.

When Waverly half-heartedly runs away and quickly returns home, she is still angry with her mother. In the dream sequence, she thinks about her mother’s eyes and the chess pieces both as black...

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