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What is the significance of Suyuans secret about her abandoned babies in the relationship with her daughter June What significance was attached to the swan feather and how is it importantrelevant Suyuan lost hope in Kweilin she lost hope for herself when she abandoned the babies on the side of the road When she went to America she could leave all this behind She had high hopes for her Daughter June the swan feather also represents these hopes it represents all of her good intentions Suyuan wants the very best for June She had come here in 1949 after losing everything in Chinaand her two daughters twin baby girls But she never looked back with regret There were so many ways for things to get better Even Suyuans name speaks of her hope for her daughter Long Cherished Wish Suyuans long-cherished wish is her daughter June who she named Jing-mei which means excellent best quality or pure essence Jing-mei is the younger sister who was supposed to be the essence of the others Suyuan thinks her daughter can do anything she wishes in America she can be a prodigy she can play the piano and become famous As Suyuan creates a better life in America she perseveres with her determination optimism and strong will These are exactly the kind of things she tries to pass on to her daughter when she forces her to play the piano She says Only ask you be your best For you sake In trying to do her best for June she is trying to do for June what she could never do for her other babies The conflicts that June and her mother face are based on misunderstandings and negligence concerning each others feelings and beliefs June does not understand or know her mother fully because she does not really know about her tragic past and the pain she still feels from the memory of it
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