Reading Review 4 - Greg Reynolds History 6B 16 April 2009...

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Greg Reynolds History 6B 16 April 2009 Partly Ripe The passage in which the authors of Chinese Village, Socialist State drop off into the life of Party Ripe Li creates an interesting anecdote but provides very limited actual evidence for any kind of argument. The narration of early page ninety-one serve little purpose other than comic relief; the authors lose focus and become entangled in the specifics of a single man’s experience. Although Partly Ripe Li’s love of the Geng co-op mule makes a good interest catcher and helps to lighten the mood of the book, it fails to head back to any central point, making it irrelevant exposition. When operating as a part of a grain supply party Partly Ripe Li and his mule Big Black were fired upon by Nationalist aircraft, and upon their escape Li testified that “This mule is actually a god sent down to earth from heaven…the bullets were afraid to come near him.” 1 Over the paragraph and a half of exposition about Partly Ripe Li only leads the reader to the conclusion that he quite enjoyed the company of Big Black. One could
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