What is the main conflict in Amy Tan's narrative titled "Half and Half," and how is it resolved?

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The narrative titled “Half and Half,” which is one chapter of Amy Tan’s book titled The Joy Luck Club, is narrated by Rose Hsu Jordan and discusses her relationship with her mother, An-mei Hsu. However, the narrative also describes the history of Rose’s relationship with her white husband, Ted; her mother’s early objections to that relationship; and her mother’s reaction to the divorce from Ted that Rose now plans. The narrative also explains how Rose’s mother came to lose her faith in God. This transformation occurred when, during a long-ago trip to the beach, Rose’s young brother Bing accidentally drowned in the ocean. Rose partly blames herself for her brother’s death, just as she now partly blames herself for ever having married the overbearing, egocentric Ted:

I think about Bing, how I knew he was in danger, how I let it happen. I think about my marriage, how I had seen the signs, really I had. But I just let it happen. And I think now that fate is shaped half by...

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