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What does Ying-Ying St. Clair learn about the Moon Lady in Joy Luck Club?

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In a story filled abundantly filled with symbolism, Ying-Ying discovers that the Moon Lady is not what she seems to be.  An ethereal woman with beautiful long hair on stage, the Moon Lady out of costume is in reality a man, with "shrunken cheeks, a broad oily nose, large flaring teeth, and red-stained eyes".

Growing up in China during the early 1900s, Ying-Ying is a lively, impetuous child who chafes under the restrictions placed upon women...

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