Laozi's Poem 10: Daystar

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10. DayStar (revision) This poem that represents life of a woman who feels trapped because of her role as a mother and wife, and she always needs to stay at home. However, her husband can go outside for working, but she spends a day to take care about child. The woman feels she lost herself. Most of women are the same situation as her. She hopes she can be liberated from role mother and wife. She feels her life is hopeless and bored under current environment, and she hopes she are real freedom on one day. She wants to have own independent personality instead of her husband and baby‘s vassal. This case just like a prime minster said “she does not want to wash cups to die.” She just wants to change it. She wants do something as her husband. It suggests feminism, and indicates gender equality. Women is no longer have only one choice as house keeper, they can do every career that they want to. Women…show more content…
Everyone needs to make a decision about everything. Sometimes people make the right choice and still have negative consequence. It also shows wisdom and knowledge can assist person make a better choice when they are traveling through the dark. As Laozi said, “Try to change it and you will ruin it. Try to hold it and you will lose it.” “Action through inaction.” Secondly, it mentions relationship between human and natural world. Life and death are dualism. Death is inevitable, death sometimes stand for dark. People always consider about the death, each one feels alone when traveling through the dark, there will something happen. People are dare to try going ahead in the life. All things will enter death which is natural process, and no one can change natural law. Everything will pass whatever it is good or bad in one’s short or long life. As Zhuangzi said, “the wise man or woman accepts death with equanimity and thereby achieves absolute
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