Fear In The Year Of Impossible Goodbyes

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In The Year of Impossible Goodbyes, the whole story revolves around fear. The Korean people are afraid for their lives the whole time.

Throughout the story, Sookan is constantly in danger or in fear of something. In the beginning, it was the Japanese, in the end it was the Russians. Her life was always in danger or on the line, and so was everyone else's. About everyone else’s, she experienced fear and hopelessness when grandfather was dying, especially when the soldiers denied him medicine. “‘No doctors for the old dying Korean man’”(Choi 41) This is important because when grandfather died, her mother became completely empty inside for a while. During this time Sookan had to be the one to step up and take care of Inchun, especially
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