In “Miss Sophia’s Diary”, Ding Ling writes about Sophia, who is a modern woman, through diary entries giving the audience the perspective of Sophia’s life with complexity and contradiction displayed by Sophia’s thoughts and feelings. She has tuberculosis indicating she is weak but her thoughts and desires are strong making her seem powerful. Sophia’s thoughts about Ling Jishi include “I looked at his soft, red moist deeply inset lips and let out my breath slightly” (Ding Ling, 55). Ling Jishi is a tall man who Sophia met from friends and found him attractive provoking an image of her wanting to kiss him but she doesn’t. Sophia wanting to...
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...e more as an author but is seen as weak because she is a woman that is doing something woman usually don’t do. “A Woman and a Man” published in 1928 differs from “Miss Sophia’s Diary” because the woman in this short is respected by male figures, which Ding Ling is starting to earn respect form the audience as a modern woman writing. In the last short “Yecao” published in 1930 displays a modern woman acting and being respected as one. Ding Ling also relates to her character in this short because she is trying to write more stories like Yecao and is being respected as an author now due to her works. The writings include the characters private thoughts which are also the authors private thoughts becoming more public to the audience because her works are published. As the characters’ thoughts become more private, the author’s thought become more public to the audience.
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