Wild Swans

Wild Swans - Towards, Jungs adolescent years, her parents...

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SYNOPSIS The Wild Swans is an autobiographical account of the author, her mother and her grandmother in relation to the men in their lives, particularly her father. Book begins with a historical view of Jung’s grandmother and how her father, who displayed little to no affection towards her, used her as a pawn to advance in society through marriage. Her happiness in this marriage was neither a priority nor a concern. The beginning years of Jung’s mother’s life demonstrate the tribulations and lies Jung grandmother, and most Asian women, had to go through to protect and keep her daughter. Jung’s mother proved to be more rebellious in nature, as well as less tied down by the constraints of her society and actually able to follow her own path. However, while she had more liberty, the constraint of the Communist party was still very much present.
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Unformatted text preview: Towards, Jungs adolescent years, her parents activities had them outcaste as traitors and shaped her broken and dispersed family life and her own beliefs as she saw societys impact on them physically and emotionally. As the book comes to an end, the changes in regime and society from the beginning of the book can be assessed and noticed. Wild Swans was written in the attempt to shed light on womens roles in Chinas society at various periods in time, as well as their attempts to break free and escape these conformities. Although Jungs experience is no doubt personal and not representative of all Chinese families, it shed light on the ways in which Chinas regime could and did shape lives....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course EASL 100G taught by Professor Rosen during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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