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In Red Scarf Girl, there are a few things that can be connected to my real life. To be tied to a theme, I would have to say I relate to the way Mao Zedong overrules and a leader to everyone below him. Every day in my life and for the rest of my life, there is always someone that is going to tell me something that I can’t fight back at. Just like how Chairman Mao made all of the peasants work in farms or large industries, leaders in my life, such as my school principal or even my own parents, tell me to do things that I cannot fight back at or change one bit in any way. Even if it’s not in the specific way, Chairman Mao made the peasants kill their own landlords, which is something that doesn’t hurt the peasants physically in any way, but in the mind and heart the is something wrong that should never be done.
Just like in school, you may be told something that doesn’t hurt and/or benefit you in any way, but is something that you would never want to do for no reason on your own ability. When we’re told at school that we can’t wear what we want and that we have to wear uniforms, we don’t rebel; we just accept it as something that would be impossible to rebel against. If we would try to rebel, the officials (in this case, the school board) would have too much power and overturn us in an instant. It’s only until the school board heads themselves that make the decisions have to follow their own rules where they see that it isn’t such a good idea after all. For example, if the school board heads were to wear uniforms every day and follow the strict dress code that they enforce on us, they wouldn’t like it too much and think again before passing another rule.
So again with connecting to Red Scarf Girl, if the school board would look at it the same way Chairman Mao did at the end of the Cultural Revolution, maybe a rule here and there would change to make our lives easier and our learning experience more enjoyable and less of a dredging pain to go to school every day.
Article posted October 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM •
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