Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 Dutifulness and passionate impulse Halves of her character coming in with her filial sacrifice love Dominate value Of duty to

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Lecture 2  Dutifulness and passionate impulse Halves of her character coming in with her filial sacrifice, love,  Dominate value,  .  Of  duty to parents.  Zi, offspring, very general work, plays a large role  , also could be used to indicate status. For  example,  elder above and the child beneath. Child supporting the elder. Obligation to feed the parent as  a reciprocal duty until end of life. Shrine to the ancestors. Kieu, Dutiful Confucian daughter in sacrifice of marriage. In parallel, Oath exchanged with Km must be honored, so the younger sister fulfill the duty. Talk  to father and remedy the situation. Replacement of Kieu while she goes out into the world. Odyssey: opening descriptions, Polytropos, twisted and turns in his fortunes, parallel to Kieu, also  refers to cunning and resourcefulness. Dual meanings, O knows how to adapt to ever-changing  situations that arise. Communion of the dead of Odysseus, also parallel (clarify?) Destiny and destination of O and Kieu are the same, to get home through a vast array of  difficulties. Always mindful of the need to get home, to see her parents and to care for them. Overarching  theme and worry no matter where she is. Oath betrayed, makes the filial commitment stand out even more.
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2008 for the course EAST ASIAN V55.0506 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 Dutifulness and passionate impulse Halves of her character coming in with her filial sacrifice love Dominate value Of duty to

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