It all depends on your point of view

What was the purpose of switching POV in the pool scene, with the miller, Luo and the seamstress all retelling their part of the story? Is it a turning point? If so, how?

Okay, if you haven’t finished reading Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, be forewarned that there are some spoilers here…

Why does Luo burn the books?

How have Luo and the narrator changed?

Do you need to know what happens to the narrator and Luo after the book closes? Based on what you’ve read, what’s your guess? What does point of view does the conclusion support?

What do you think happens to the Little Chinese Seamstress after she leaves the village?


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