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Year Of Impossible Goodbyes Character Analysis

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Sookan changes in many ways throughout the book Year of Impossible Goodbyes when faced with the following situations: grandfather dies, the war with the Japanese ends, and when Sookan and Inchun lose their mother. First, After grandfathers tree is cut down, he gets sick and dies 3 days later. "Grandfather died soon after we left him." (Choi 44) When grandfather died, it really changed Sookan because, she started to really like the idea of being a Buddhist. This is important because, she loved how grandfather was so peaceful, and now she can carry grandfathers peace with her. Next, Kisa told everyone that the war is over and the Japanese have lost. "He waved his arms in excitement while…show more content…
"Grandfather died soon after we left him." (Choi 44) When grandfather died, it really changed Sookan because, she started to really like the idea of being a Buddhist. This is important because, she loved how grandfather was so peaceful, and now she can carry grandfathers peace with her. Next, Kisa told everyone that the war is over and the Japanese have lost. "He waved his arms in excitement while trying to catch his breath, 'the war is over!' He blurted out."(85) When Sookan found out that the war was over, it really changed her because, she doesn't have to be stressed all the time and she can be happy and free. This is important because, Sookan now can now feel free and focus on more important things. Finally, When Mother gets held back at the broader and Sookan and Ichun can't find her, and they are by themselves. "Lets go look for mother. Maybe she's still at that guardhouse." (138) This really changed Sookan because, she realized that she now more than ever has to step up and be responsible and take care of Inchun. This is important because she knows that there won't always be someone there to help her with
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