Paradise of the blind. English Summer Reading 2012 2019-02-19

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Paradise of the Blind: A Novel

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He left a sister--Hang's Aunt Tam--who suffered a lot too. Đành rằng nhà văn có quyền xây dựng những nhân vật đầy định kiến. This communist revolution can be seen as something the protagonist loathes, and the reader is forced to see it from one perspective. Make no mistake about it, this is a feminist novel. Let's break out and live! Thiên đường mù ấy là cái hạnh phúc tạm bợ trong phút chốc, là thứ ảo vọng bèo bọt ngắn ngủi mà ngỡ sâu xa.

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Paradise of the Blind Quotes by Dương Thu Hương

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In her youth, Hang finds herself enraptured by the duckweed floating on a pond whilst by the rocks a woman is washing her dirty, worn feet in the waters, and asks Hang what is so special about duckweed. The descriptions of everyday life are plentiful and illustrative in ways that help move the story along. Uncle Chinh was portrayed to be more concerned of his own reputation and authority than the well-being of his sister, which symbolises appointment of weak authority figures. The writing is achingly beautiful as she describes her surroundings both in Hanoi and in the tiny village from which her mother came. Formerly a member of Vietnam's communist party, she was expelled from the party in 1989, and has been denied the right to travel abroad, and was temporarily imprisoned for her writings and outspoken criticism of corruption in the Vietnamese government. Paradise of the Blind is Huong's fictional biographical account of growing up in a Vietnam still rebuilding itself after the war. Because she comes from a family of landowners, because she is fatherless, and because she is a woman, Hang is constantly thought of as frail, mistreated and cast aside as something insignificant.

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Vốn đã bao năm tưởng mình hơn hẳn về mọi mặt - tâm lý đặc biệt của những người ít được phép tiếp xúc - nay có cơ hội so sánh một trạng thái ngược lại xuất hiện. I forget about all the sappy or stupid books I have read for reading group discussions. It's the dance of the overlords after they've finished laying out traps for their enemies, after they've pandered to the powers that be, as they near their prize: a job with power and all the perks. Paradise of the Blind shows clearly why such a statement can be so widely accepted as a truth. She emphasizes the emotional effects these landscapes had on her. Under all these strong ideals, Hang feels like she cannot be her own woman.

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Paradise of the blind

paradise of the blind

It begins when Hang is a ten-year-old girl living with her mother in the Hanoi slums, but goes back and forth in time as she grows to young womanhood and learns the history of her family. Ultimately, I was moved by her portrayal of a resilient student-turned-exported worker who found hope against a backdrop of national and familial turmoil. It was the first novel from Vietnam ever published in the United States and gave American readers authentic insight into the poverty and political corruption that characterized Vietnam under the communist government from the 1950s to the 1980s. Vietnam is not such a paradise after all but both achingly wild and tender and, as Dương builds up in a rather unsubtle manner, is capable of terrible tragedies. What sets in motion the multiple individual tragedies of the novel is the attempt by the victorious communists to impose the principles of Marxism on their society.

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Paradise of the Blind Essay

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But haven't you done some dancing yourself? Aunt Tam was not going to let anything get in her way after rectification of errors, so she become a successful land owner. However in the novel Paradise of the Blind the author, Duong Thu Huong, demonstrates that escape is not a permanent option because once the fog is too thick you are unable to see what direction you are headed. Que wants her daughter to bow to both sides, never to have a controversial idea and to always be pleasant. Re-establishing paradise, however, means willingly blinding us. Cost me a fortune, maybe the price of around six secondhand books, but the urge proved irresistible.

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Paradise of the blind

paradise of the blind

Some people live in a wealthy society and others live in a poor society and this has a high influence on how people think and act. Nowhere else in the world does separation bear the hideous face of joy. While there are those who hate the idea of undermining of capitalism for the sake of keeping billions of dollars out of circulation so that others may starve, there is the simple fact that the social web keeps millions alive, and no movement can be considered a necessary revolution if any of those with disabilities or neuroatypicalities or economic disadvantages are viewed as a practical sacrifice for the fit and able when the system comes crashing down. In a flash of lucidity, the values we have honored and cherished reveal themselves in all their poverty and vulgarity, as they had to this girl. We have detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading. This characterization reminds me of the character of Sula from Toni Morrisons' novel ''Sula''.

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Paradise of the Blind Quotes by Dương Thu Hương

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Tôi biết hắn cũng chả sung sướng gì với 2 đứa con còm cõi và cái gia đình nghèo khổ sắp chết đói đến nơi, và tôi biết hắn không phải là kẻ có lỗi duy nhất trong xã hội ấy, nhưng mà tôi vẫn thèm khát phải đạp vào mặt chúng nó cho tan nát đi. In her youth, Hang finds herself enraptured by the duckweed floating on a pond whilst by the rocks a woman is washing her dirty, worn feet in the waters, and asks Hang what is so special about duckweed. Losing paradise makes us seeing, knowing, understanding human beings, but also lost souls, people on the run, disoriented and disintegrated. However, the book towards the end tears down the illusion of idealised romanticism: beauty, Dương suggests, only exists from a certain vantage-point of safety. Then again, there are other cultures there people live like we do I the western world. Huong's work was banned in her own country due to its political content and she has been imprisoned there as well. One example occurs in chapter 5, when she describes the first snowfall she ever witnessed, in Russia.

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Paradise of the Blind by Alina Syros on Prezi

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Much to my chagrin, I still haven't lost my attraction to the Nobel Prize for Lit, so Hương's name is one I'll be putting into the running. Simultaneously, Aunt Tam has said that she will buy Hang whatever she needs. As a fable it is somewhat simplistic, with the struggle between Uncle and Aunt representing the broader conflict between party and bourgeois values, but it gives us a glimpse of the tumultuous political history of Vietnam without ever letting that take precedence over the human story. Dương provides a glossary filled mostly with indexes on food and spices, fitting for a novel which spends so many pages dedicated to the idea of food and consumption. Banned in Vietnam is an emotionally charged, elegant and fruitful novel.

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