Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress Analysis

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, written by Dai Sijie, focuses on the main characters; The Narrator, Luo, and The little Chinese Seamstress. Throughout the book the audience discovers new details about these three characters and the kinds of people they are. The Narrator, Luo, and The Seamstress identify their own personality traits and develop advanced characteristics that they have never had before. The passage on pages 157-158 tells of when Luo is leaving the village to go tend to his mother and has left the Narrator in charge of watching over the seamstress so that other men can't swoop in and steal her away while Luo is gone. When examining The Narrator in this passage, the reaction that The Narrator expresses when given the responsibility of watching over the Seamstress, reveals to the audience that The Narrator is developing unfamiliar romantic emotions and defensive characteristics. The first section of this passage is from the beginning of page 157 to the second to last line on page 157 ending with “was rightfully entitled”. This section illustrates the strength and confidence that The Narrator is developing. Selection of detail is used in this section of the passage when The narrator says “Sole lord and master of our house on stilts.” This line is important in the text because it reveals that The Narrator is developing self confidence and learning how to defend himself. He is learning how to stand on his own and not rely on those around him. Before, The
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