Shin is not a normal kid. He did not have a loving and nurturing childhood, he does not have much contact with his father right now, and soon he will not have any family at all. To Shin is mother was just another person, he stole her lunch sometimes, he did not care for her, and neither did she care for him. On April 6, 1996 Shin’s mother and brother tried to escape the camp. His mother and brother were prepared to leave Shin alone in...
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...he saw her as competition for survival” (Harden 31). Shin not only didn’t see her as his mother, but as someone he had to beat out to live basically. Because Shin did not know what love was, he thought she was just another person. The strict rules in the camp indoctrinated him so much to turn against his own mother at times.
Camp 14 in North Korea is a very harsh labor camp, one of the camps created by Kim Il-Sung over 50 years ago. Strict Rules affect a persons thought process, mindset, and actions, as shown in the camp. Prisoners lacked essential emotions, and that really effects a person in the biggest ways. Shin was very lucky to escape such a bad place, as he lives in the United States now, he sees how the camp indoctrinated you and how it affected your perspective on life.
Harden, Blaine. Escape From Camp 14. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Print.
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