I was left wondering if the setting was as truly unremarkable as he portrayed it, and I felt the disinterest of the characters in the world around them. The police lock Chiu in a cell. He insists the officers acknowledge their transgression; instead, he is arrested. Their feet get wet and an altercation begins and Mr. I feel like the issues being discussed in this book are very important, but the contents of this book are not very exciting.
Chiu defended his bride and himself by confronting the officer thus, ending in jail. The protagonist is drifting from hopefulness to doubtfulness showing the dynamism of his personality. Through his use of short words within short sentences, Ha subjects the reader to a staccato feeling and gives the effect of tight control. Waiting, the winner of the National Book Award in 1999, was written by Ha Jin, a contemporary Chinese-expatriate writer. Chiu was worried about a potential relapse of acute hepatitis he had contracted 3 months prior to the incident. Six died of the disease, including two children. Chiu while the young fellow was whistling.
. Chiu was fighting against the police force throughout most of the story and only had contact with the rest of the society at the very end of the story. The adjectives he does use are more often merely descriptive: sunny, stout, and wet. Her dwarf peddler husband Meng Su tries to rescue her from the public humiliation, only to be humiliated himself by the Red Guards, the spectators and his wife as well. Amanda thought the police won over Mr. While having lunch with his bride, two railroad officers have thrown a bowl of tea in the direction of Mr.
A recent college graduate of the fine arts. Of course, not everybody has tea thrown on their feet by policemen during their honeymoon, but most people can connect to the injustice. Chiu goes through happens often and easily lets the reader know what he learns. Since the government felt that all people must work together for the betterment of the community, people like Guhan were forced to re-marry, adopt an orphan, and start a new life. Chiu seeks revenge on the police force by spreading his acute hepatitis throughout Muji.
Filed Under: , Tagged With: , , , , , , ,. Chui and Fenji, begin to walk around the station stopping at several restaurants to eat and drink small amounts of food. Why violate the laws you are supposed to enforce? Chiu is then brought to the interrogation room a second time, and the man offered to let him and Fenjin go if Mr. She sends Fenjin, a lawyer, to help Mr. Though his sentences are longer, he is speaking the same terse language. Has never seen an arrest before and so stands terrified. He knew what the officer did was wrong, and he would not let him get away with it without saying something.
His wife sent Fenjin, a lawyer that had graduated two years before from the school at which Mr. Through his thoughts the reader can see that it is the main lesson in the story to not retaliate even though the situation may not be fair and is harmful. She thought the turning point was when Mr. He successfully infected 800 citizens of Muji, six of whom died. This happens to also back the literary device characterization because the conflict and the trials Mr. Create a timeline showing how that technology has advanced over the years, based on the changing needs of society. He eats at every nearby restaurant in order to spread his hepatitis.
In most other cultures, they were already complete with their revolutions and the police forces weren't as corrupt. He was taken advantage of because of the setting. Chiu is indeed the saboteur as he infects hundreds with his hepatitis. This led me to believe that the world Ha was writing about was one in which beauty, and by consequence joy, had no place. Muji seems to be a middle sized province town. Chiu holds a grudge at the end of the story and wants to take. The most dramatic adjectives he presents are athletic, sallow, and spacious.
Hepatitis B virus Chiu's case, is a milder form of hepatitis A. He realizes he has to sign the confession to get them out of jail. He thought the turning point of the story was when Mr. Jin ended his military career in 1977. Chiu exited the police station and then proceeded to spread his hepatitis. He is a lecturer at Harbin University and is a. Amanda thought that the policeman didn't represent the society but just the police force itself because Mr.
The real issue is with the integrity. I agree that it is important to stick to your beliefs and stand up for justice. Unfortunately while they were eating lunch at the train station, a corrupt police officer threw tea on their feet. Additionally later during the story Mr. In conclusion, his contempt is not a grand cause for the good of others it is how he feels about everything. Chiu is a recently married man from. A person infected with hepatitis A is infectious from three weeks before developing jaundice to three weeks after Luckmann and Sorenson 1131 , meaning he definitely was infectious while he was in prison, since he showed his jaundice when he was released.