Kieu runs into Sinh with his new wife. Why does she immediately have daggers for her and not Sinh pretending not to know her? “Now everything shows clearly before my sight. What weirdness of envy blood this lass acquires! What a plot to split two lovers she’s devised!” lines 1873-1875 So profound and sneaky this… Read more Fate

Windows and the Moon

The relinquishment of childhood apparently is the relinquishment of purity. It’s frustrating to understand in this story that life is a textbook of consequences for no actions. Consequences for loving perhaps. It makes me think what purity is considered by society and why it is so valued. The male obsession of conquering purity (virgins) has… Read more Windows and the Moon