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    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a marvelous novel, written by Dai Sijie, which himself was re-educated between 1971 and 1974 during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In Dai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Seamstress three separate accounts are given of an incident in which Luo and the Little Seamstress make love in an isolated mountain pool. Two of these perspectives are given by the participants while the third is provided by the old miller who observes their love making from a distance

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    ignorant, not for the ones who suffer because of that ignorance. In Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, this historical, fable novel and love story tells of a moving testament to the transformative power of literature. It follows two “city-youths,” the narrator and Luo who are exiled from their hometown, Chengdu to a mountain village in the countryside for “re-education” in the midst of Mao’s Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1971 for being sons of doctors. While working among the peasants

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    Death and the King’s Horseman, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and The Storyteller all have multiple messages that can be obtained through reading these novels. Due to the great number messages that can be obtained throughout the readings, the authors have a lot of different, but also a lot of similar messages within the books as well. When reading these novels, the authors display a great deal of personal growth and change, a great empathy and compassion for others, and also a great image

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    Relationship In the novel Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Dai Sijie, I can relate my relationship with Diego, and Lou and the little seamstress's relationship because we have numerous things in common. We both try and keep our sexual relationship a secret. Both of our relationships are open because Diego and I express our feeling's with people we associate with, we are also open by letting other people see our body language. There relationship is intense whereas my relationship if not

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    novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, which focuses on the growth of three main characters in a remote village during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Dai expresses the idea that achieving full maturity isn’t a smooth road towards benefits, but it is one with bumps and potholes. Maturity can’t be obtained easily, it’s obtaining through experience the necessary amount to mature even more. Dai implements many writing strategies by using his own experiences with the Chinese Culture that he grew

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    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Throughout his novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie illustrates the powerful influence that books have on their readers. Through his narrative, he establishes his stance on the controversial issue of whether or not storytelling is good. He combines countless events and feelings to create a novel that demonstrates the good of storytelling and the iniquity of book banning and burning. In the end, Sijie portrays storytelling

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    Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie, storytelling occurs during times of hopelessness when life seems hard and allows the characters to live vicariously through the tales told. The narrator and Luo use storytelling as an escape from reality in times of desperation. The tailor is influenced by the stories to the point where he changes the style of clothing he creates to escape the boundaries of Mao approved clothing. The importance of storytelling to the little seamstress is that she

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    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a very complex book with many hidden and double meanings. The book is based on the Little Seamstress and how she reacts to many aspects of life. Although she was introduced later in the novel, she is one of the main characters. The purpose of the seamstress in the story is that she is the main reason why Luo and the narrator wake up in the morning. Almost everything they do revolves around her and

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    In Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie uses symbolism, setting, imagery, characterization, and irony to express what reeducation was like in Mao’s China, while emphasizing the power of knowledge throughout. Symbolism presented itself from the start with Luo’s violin. It sets up a theme of the power of knowledge to change lives, and represents civilization, hope, and home. On nights when the narrator was feeling depressed or hopeless, he would ask Luo to play for him. This shows

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    people, typically highly educated, that did not meet the government’s standards were sent to rural areas so the people there could “re-educate” these people. In the 1970s, Dai Sijie, along with the characters in his book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, had to go through this re-education process. While the book is a work of fiction, the plot heavily draws from Sijie’s own experience with re-education. Sijie never reveals the name of the narrator in the novel, so the reader can interpret

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