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Red Scarf Girl Character Analysis

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Have you ever wondered what It would be like if the government that is supposed to protect you went against you, Well that’s what happened to the people who lived during the Cultural revolution The Red Scarf Girl, Ji-Li Jiang is a girl who lived the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a time of fear when all the laws of China broke down, At the start life was good for Ji-Li she was good in academics and she was a social person but as the book progressed Ji-Li’s life was starting to be ruined by Bad Academics because teachers were considered Four Olds (Something that is from the Old Chinese Culture) because Chairman Mao(a communist revolutionary) wanted to “Revolutionize" China. Ji-li Jiang was brainwashed by Mao to believe that “father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao” but as the book progresses Ji-Li starts putting family before Chairman Mao At the start Ji-li was all with the cultural revolution. She was excited about Liberation Army tryouts and the destruction of the Great Prosperity Market Sign board. Ji-li lived by this quote "Heaven and earth are great, but greater still is the kindness of the Communist Party; father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao." (P.2).This quote simply meant that Chairman Mao comes before family because everyone was brainwashed to obey Chairman Mao and another quote "But Grandma, We have to get rid of those old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits .Chairman Mao said they 're
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