Vietnamese Pride And Suicide Analysis

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I can infer that the people of Vietnam are proud and resilient in their beliefs and their much sought after freedom. When fighting their Chinese conquerors in 40 A.D. the Trung sisters “drowned themselves rather than surrender” and two centuries later as Trieu Au, another honored heroine “faced surrender, she too committed suicide.” These women would have rather died than face defeat because of their pride. In fact, when the French colonized Vietnam in 1857, the Vietnamese “spurned slavery, and organized a determined resistance,” and when the French tried to pacify them, they “clung proudly to their own traditions.” The Vietnamese people still held onto their culture, and eventually declared their emancipation from France. Consequently, the
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