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The_Sorrow_of_War[1] - The Sorrow of War Family life is...

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The Sorrow of War Family life is very important to the Vietnamese people. Families had a great deal of respect for their ancestors, their present relatives, and the ones yet to come. In the Vietnamese family, sons respected their fathers. Everyone respected the dead and believed in the importance of a proper burial of the dead. The survival and honor of the family rested on these beliefs. Through the course of the war, Kien lost these values: his father was not properly respected, the dead were not appropriately buried, and were even forgotten. After the war, the Kien spends his time struggling to return to these values and purge his soul of these sins. At the beginning of the novel, we learn that Kien never understood his father. Kien also states that he comprehends ?why his mother had left his father and come to live with this wise, kind-hearted man.? (Ninh, 59). It appears that Kien does not respect his father as his culture dictates. However, he tells a story of life with his father before the war in
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