Death and the King’s Horseman, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and The Storyteller all

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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 of what life is like in other cultures. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress written by Dai Sijie, is a story about re-educating in which is centered on the Cultural Revolution era. This story takes off early and gives you a great sense of…show more content…
The boys are so used to a life of being controlled that whenever they experience these novels for a first time, it fascinates their minds. Luo’s obsession of the readings and due to his love for The Little Seamstress, he is determined and motivated to help teach her how to read. When reading this book, Sijie shows us an example of the power of literature, relationships, and dedication for a better life. Sijie also offers us a brief view into a part of the world and lifestyle in which we will never be able to understand first hand. The message he expresses throughout the novel is that we are should be appreciative of where we come from and the freedom we have. The Storyteller written by Mario Vargas Llosa, is a novel that displays a great case of cultural compassion. The story surrounds a Peruvian Writer, who is reminiscing on an old friend that he had lost contact with due to his deep interest in an Amazonian tribe, the Machinguegas. The story begins at an art gallery in Florence, the narrator is viewing art work as he stumbles upon a photograph in which he notices a picture of a tribal storyteller located in the jungles of the Amazon and he actually in fact knows the man in the picture named Saul. Saul is co-ed of the narrators who is also called “Mascarita” due to him having a large birthmark
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