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The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior

by Maxine Hong Kingston

Madness Quotes

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Quote #7

"I can't stand this whispering," she said looking right at me, stopping her squeezing. "Senseless gabbing every night. I wish you would stop. Go away and work. Whispering, whispering, making no sense. Madness. I don't feel like hearing your craziness" (5.160).

When Kingston tries to tell her list of truths to her mom, Brave Orchid calls her musings crazy and brushes her off. For Brave Orchid, anything that is not productive is crazy.

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