This quote shows a theme that is constant throughout the novel, with the relationship of mother daughter. We see the mother tell the daughter things, and they believe it. But the question is are the lies that the mother is telling good or bad for the childs future? Should a kid really have nightmares?
"I used to believe everything my mother said, even when I didn't know what she meant."
This quote is the first sentence of the chapter, and sets the tone for the chapter. Throughout the novel the author has stressed how much kids listened to their mothers. Sometimes it could be a good intention resulting in a bad result. As we see in the chess chapter, and piano chapter.
"More than thirty years later, my mother was still trying to make me listen."
This quote shows how persistent the mother is in trying to get the daughter to listen. It relates back to my first quote "I used to believe everything my mother said, even when I didn't know what she meant." The mother controlled the daughter at young age and is still trying to do it later. Is this a good or bad trait the mother has?
"I sat their quietly trying to listen to my heart to make the right decesion. But then i realized I didn't know what the choices were."
This quote can relate back to the inibilty of the child to make choices on her own. As a kid the mother told the child anything and she believed it. Now, we see that maybe this wasn't a good idea by the mother.