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...ns who have been attacked and downtrodden. Lu Xun hopes for change and says:
"Perhaps there are still children who haven 't eaten men? Save the children." (p. 31) It could be argued that by illustrating the younger generation as suffering he hopes that future generations can confront authority and not allow their own generation to succumb to traditionalistic views and metaphorically social cannibalism. To conclude effectively, the use of a growingly insane narrator is an effective way of commenting on the revolutionary reforms of the era both texts were written. By both narrators distancing themselves from the actual events of the text through their somewhat unreliable narrators it becomes easier for the readers of the texts to pick apart the subtext of the diary and short story in order to understand and contextualize the fragmentation of identity of each narrator.
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