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English Literature – Chinese Seamstress Shows Cultural Revolution is bad, because of communism and that people want to be individual. The Seamstress describes the extreme of what will happen in an individual society – everyone will only help themselves and everyone will be greedy and self centered. As a peasant, the Chinese Seamstress should be involved in the re- education of the narrator and Luo, but ironically they are the ones who end up education her. Balzac’s books are about the corruption and materialism of the city. The Seamstress misunderstands and instead falls in love with the city and turns her back on someone who loves her (Luo). This shows that she is vain, and books can be misunderstood “A woman’s beauty is a treasure beyond price” – Balzac was being ironic and sarcastic, but the Seamstress took the quote literally.
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Four Eye’s mother is a poet, but ironically he does not understand the
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Loughlin during the Spring '08 term at The University of British Columbia.

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