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Lee 1 Insuk Kevin Lee Dr. Ellen Boccuzzi South and Southeast Asian Studies R5A 6 September 2010 First Impressions of The Judgement As I started reading my first cultural novel about Thailand, many ideas and questions emerged and they triggered my interest in getting to know more about the cultures that I have been oblivious to. I am an Asian myself but over the six or so years that I have been in the States I have almost forgotten about the basic principles and taboos that exist in the Asian society. The novel reminded me of the idea that even in the midst of the simple village life and appreciation of nature and gods, there exists vice in everybody that disables him or her to look beyond Fak's misinterpreted actions. Fak's misfortune despite his kind heart results from his social standing. Although he was at one point the young man whom everybody looked upon, he wasn't rich and he didn't have any relatives or power in the village. Fak mentions that if he was someone rich and important,
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course ASIAN STUD 5A taught by Professor Laveck,k during the Spring '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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