Comparing Kieu 'And Separate Ways'

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Shelia Coleman
World Lit II
Journal #12

Do you believe that the women in this story face the same struggles as in Du’s epic? Why or why not?
Yes, I believe the women in these two stories share the same sense of struggles, noting that your struggles do not have to be the same to be consider a struggle. Comparing these two stories I believe they are similar. However, in “The Tale of Kieu”, after her family is framed by the silk dealer and their wealth is taken away by the government, Kieu sells herself to Scholar Ma, in hopes to free her family. Instead she ends up being a prostitute.
In “Separate Ways” we learn of the struggle of two people living in poverty and they want a better life. Okyo, the young lady in the story decides that she
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