Poh-poh is consistent about her traditions and culture. She really has faith in her superstitions and in signs of the universe that even after her death everyone in the family inclines to believe Sek-lung’s stories of seeing Poh-poh’s ghost. Or at least everyone doubts that he might be right. In the end, father had no choice but to hold a formal ceremony for the old one’s death, to make sure that her ghost is gone, and will not wonder around their house anymore.
Poh-poh is consistent throughout the story. For example, she would not give up her “die soon nonsense” as father calls it. She keeps trying to fool gods and convince them to go away, to not bother killing her since she will die soon anyway. In another instance, she keeps calling Liang a “useless girl” to the extent that it seems like a training tool for her. As if she uses this phrase not to hurt her granddaughter but to make her stronger. Make her to face what she eventually will face in the society; even if she is going to live in a relatively modern
Cited: Wayson, Choy. The Jade Peony. Vancouver, B.C. Douglas & McIntyre, 1995. Print.