Chiu suffered from hepatitis three months prior, and he realizes that the emotional strain of his situation is causing a relapse. The Short Story and Its Writer. Through it all, however, Mr. Chiu and Fenjin visit every restaurant from the police station to the train station, and bought no more than a bowl of soup. Chiu seems hopeful that he will be treated with justice. Chui is thirty-four, a lecturer at Harbin University, is gaunt, pale, and still recuperating from hepatitis. For example, the guard called Mr.
Chui is thirty-four, a lecturer at Harbin University, is gaunt, pale, and still recuperating from hepatitis. A policeman throws tea in their direction while they eat. Chiu realizes that Fenjin was the rescuer sent by his bride and because he had called the chief a bad name, Fenjin was subjected to a punishment. A few years later, Jin received his master degree in Anglo-English literature at Shandong University in China. Chiu and his wife are newlyweds waiting at the Muji train station to head home after a two week honeymoon. A police officer, unprovoked, throws a bowl of tea at Chiu.
Finally, he is found crushed by a train, and Mu Ying lies alone at bus stop, deranged. Hepatitis B virus Chiu's case, is a milder form of hepatitis A. In the short story Alive, Ha Jin depicts individualism, or the loss thereof and its impact on a Chinese family. Has never seen an arrest before and so stands terrified. Chiu accuses the police officers of being saboteurs. At the railroad police station, he is interrogated for hours by the bureau chief, who demands a confession. He knew what the officer did was wrong, and he would not let him get away with it without saying something.
At the last restaurant, Mr. Chiu merely took a few sips of his soup without tasting the chicken or the mushrooms. His wife sent Fenjin, a lawyer that had graduated two years before from the school at which Mr. One where he caught his train went to work in the morning and no one had to die. Posted on 22-Oct-2017 Saboteur by Ha Jin M r. By challenging the accuracy of the story, there is a possibility that although Mr.
When he is arrested he tells his bride not to wait for him and send help if he is not home tomorrow Jin. Joyce Text: Charters, Ann, ed. Chiu was falsely charged with sabotage, he becomes a saboteur by causing a hepatitis epidemic in Muji to satisfy his immediate need for revenge. Had it taken place elsewhere, Mr. Chiu, on the other hand, in his longish sentence, is trying to assert his rights within the very system that is denying them. Works Cited Ha Jin, Jin Antioch Review, Volume: 59.
His crime is for speaking out against police officers assaulting him and his bride during lunch in the city square. Six died of the disease, including two children. He purposefully spreads hepatitis to several restaurants around the police station in hopes to infect some policemen and their families. The reader is lead to believe this is a simple case of excessive force by the police, therefore the abuse of power is the catalyst of this short story, but the real story is about Mr. Chiu was only able to seek justice through an act of subversion after the fact. At best they can hope for vengeance by spreading disease or peeing on purslanes. Though his sentences are longer, he is speaking the same terse language.
Reflect on the issue summarized in the post by providing your personal opinion. Soon after Chiu leaves Muji, there is an epidemic of hepatitis in Muji that infects 800 people and kills six. We can infer this due to the fact that he stands up for his wife when the rude police officer throws his tea on their feet. 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. The bare presentation of the facts conveyed feels as unsatisfying as the act must have been for Mr.
. Additionally later during the story Mr. Their feet get wet and an altercation begins and Mr. Your purchase keeps indie booksellers in business and I receive a commission. There is revenge, but no justice, for Mr. During his stay he is interrogated, and his wife sends a lawyer to help him. Nobody knew how the epidemic had started.
Through his use of short words within short sentences, Ha subjects the reader to a staccato feeling and gives the effect of tight control. A man of honor would not endanger others as he has. What starts as an attempt to solve their financial issues, Mr. When the two men were released, Mr. At the age of fourteen, Jin joined the Chinese Liberation Army against the riot of Civil Revolution. When he is not home on Monday, his bride sends the help of is former student Fenji.
Chiu is a recently married man from. The arrest, the suffering in jail, the death of others would not happen if this man had simply let his shoes dry. He successfully infected 800 citizens of Muji, six of whom died. Hattori went to a gambling house while his family waited patiently for him to return. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.