Reading Response 3

Reading Response 3 - Hamza Nakhoda Laurie Stahle EASC 150g...

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Hamza Nakhoda Laurie Stahle EASC 150g March 12, 2008 Reading Response 3 Jung Chang, the author of Wild Swans, in her book tells the tale of three Chinese women from three different generations. If I didn’t know better I would think that this book is fictional or has been overly exaggerated for the readers. My first impression of the book was that it could easily be adapted for a screenplay because of the events and experiences that could not possibly be part of a normal woman’s life. Jung Chang clearly focuses on the fact that she and her family were greatly handicapped because her parents were high Communist party officials. During the power struggle within the Communist party her parents were arrested, tortured and went through a lot of problems. However, I feel that the disadvantages of being part of a former political family were equally matched to the advantages. The fact that her parents were powerful resulted in her and her siblings being better educated and having more opportunities in life. Consider a lower class family who was caught between this power
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course EASC 150g taught by Professor Rosen during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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