A Private Life Teacher Figui Analysis

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desolation we receive from the whole narration. History has failed to redeem its people turning them into soulless disciples dwelling on a bowl of rice, family has failed their children turning them into soldiers with no grade, and so did the educational system collapsing behind political rhetoric and fanaticism. In Cries in the Drizzle the primary school teacher forces Guanglin to write a confession for a crime he didn’t commit -hinting the collusive practice of the Party indoctrination system- in A Private Life Teacher Ti abused his power on the teenager Niuniu, harassing her verbally and physically. Generally speaking the total absence of role models forces everyone to retreat into themselves, renouncing to decode history as they know it,…show more content…
Swaying between life and death, forsaken by both, this trend of Chinese postmodernism that above we have defined as impressionist realism, seems to come to terms with death rather than life. The excess of Maoism and the contradiction of the market economy have shaped a generation of writers whose future expectations don’t match with their recollections of the past. And the past becomes a ghost. Chinese traditional sense of belonging fades away, family ties are dismissed, children are abandoned, people learn to stand on their own not to succumb. The protagonist are dissatisfied, deceived, alienated from family members, yearning for love, anti-hero of the revolution, never fully engaged in the present nor fully aware of their past. Forever drifting towards a would-be identity. Death, at last, becomes a liberation more than a loss of self, an alternative life for many of them to seal the awareness of human fragility and cruelty. Sun Guangming drowns, Su Yu dies of a cerebral hemorrhage unnoticed by his family, Fugui’s son is killed by unscrupulous doctors, his daughter by Red Guards disguised as doctors, secretary Ku and Song Gang died suicide suffocated by
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