The society by sheer hard work and had devoted

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the society by sheer hard work and had devoted himself to farming and to business for at least ten years. He had married a beautiful woman with whom they had a daughter. However, the twist of fortune in his life is when during the drought he diverts water to his farm and gets into trouble with Chambong’s son (Myung-hee, 12). They have a bad fight and Wonbo suffers the consequences of being arrested and taken to prison for a one year term. During his time in prison, Chambong’s son marries his wife and he is left desolate, and agrees to sign divorce papers. He comes from prison a bitter man, only to come to his daughter, and to come to face the hard situations of famine and drought. It is in this scenario that he has bitter quarrels with his mother and that he joins the rest of the common farmers in expressing their disgruntlement. Things are not in his favor as he gets falsely accused among the people who robbed Kim Chambong’s household, he cannot bear it anymore. The story ends with a one of the villagers who had been arrested coming from the village to announce the death of Wonbo, to the dismay of his mother who is woebegone. In the meantime, police invade the village and it is no longer safe to stay in the village (Miung-hee 14). The farmers migrate to Seodong amidst a somber mood. Among the issues covered in this story is class struggle in the society and social stratification. There is a wide gap between the rich and the poor. The rich are seen to obtain their riches from mistreating the common citizens and by using their positions of power to impoverish the country while enriching their families. The poor are seen as the hardworking people in the society and those who rise through the economic ladder are seen to do so by
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Surname3 sheer hard work such as Wonbo (WO2). The society reflects a capitalistic state which is oppressive of its people. There is use of brutality in di The government is seen not to care about its citizens even in times of grave national disaster that threatens the lives of the people. As seen in the story the people are in great need of food but the government does not respond. There is no relief food. The food that is perhaps
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