Family by Pa Chin is a captivating novel that describes what life in China was like in the twentieth century. Confucianism, a big religion in China at the time, was heavily focused on filial piety. Filial piety is the relationship of obedience, in which the elders are to be respected by the younger generation (Wu, lecture notes, 2015). This religion was one of the main structures on how the society was ran. Chin represents how the younger generation was upset with how the old traditions of the Confucian system were ran and that they were ready to change it. He does this through the perspectives of many characters but especially in the three brothers, Cheuh-hisn, Cheuh-min, and Cheuh-hui. The three brothers mentioned have a very strict grandfather, Yeh-yeh, who is very traditional in the ways of Confucianism. Cheuh-hisn is the …show more content…
He is the most likely to obey the teachings of Confucianism. Yeh-Yeh sets up an arranged marriage for Cheuh-hisn with Jui-cheuh despite the fact that Cheuh-hisn is in love with another woman. Cheuh-hisn does nothing about this arrangement and suffers in silence. “Chueh-hsin became a man with a split personality. In the old society, in the midst of his old-fashioned family, he was spineless, supping Young Master; in the company of his brothers, he was a youth of the new order” (Chin, 1972, 44). His brothers didn’t agree with his reluctance to stand up to Yeh-yeh. He grows more and more weary as time passes and his former love and wife both die. Both of these deaths could have possibly been prevented if he had only spoken out against his grandfather’s demands and defied the system. His wife dies during the birth of their second child. There was this superstition that his elders believed in called the “bloodglow”. The “superstition says that if while
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Maoist did not care much about family but cared more about its legacy and development. The story is written from a woman point of view, and the reader can know about the lives of various women during the revolution. However, misfortunes that befell on Yang ushered well-being, the people who ate crabs must have eaten spiders too. After realizing that past experiences were terrible, then the people who ate spider can tell the people who have not tasted spiders that, spiders are not tasty (Yang 194). The lesson from the book is people who experienced Cultural Revolution in China deserve gratitude, and they can, without doubt, say that the revolution affected the Chinese in a harmful and detrimental way.
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In American Born Chinese, Jin Wang changes immensely from the beginning to the end of the story. At the beginning of the story, Jin Wang wants to fit in and break apart from his Chinese Heritage. By the end of the story, because of various external and internal conflicts, Jin has learned to accept his Chinese heritage. He has also experienced anger, happiness, regret, and guilt that all got him to the point where he learned to accept his heritage.
In a small village in China, during the early 20th century, a man’s life is about to be changed forever: he is about to get married, he is going to have children, and him and his family will go through the peaks and valleys that life bestows upon them. They endure harsh floods and excruciating famines, but they also live through times of wealth and prosperity. This man is Wang Lung, who was raised with traditional family values and customs such as filial piety, the respect for the land, and worshiping the gods. He achieves much success and wealth largely because he has followed these traditions. However, Wang Lung fails to pass these sacred family traditions down to his children.
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Xiong uses battles, executions, assassinations, and scandals to appeal to readers of any genre. Once a reader gets into the book they are hooked in the epic events of the book and the deep look into the ruling class. Unfortunately, Xiong’s novel might somewhat difficult to get into for many readers with no experience in Chinese history. Xiong also attempts to utilize dialogue that often comes off as underdeveloped or simplistic.
This essay will compare and contrast both the similarities and differences between traditional China and the community in the Giver, while analyzing below are base on the government control, and then come to a conclusion. The first similarity is the quantity of children in each family unit. In Lois Lowry’s the Giver, children are given births by the selected birth mothers; later, when they come to be a-year-old, they are going to be assigned to an unfamiliar family as children. Each family can have a maximum of one boy and one girl who are in