Week 15 – reading/reflection – due by 12/10 @ 9:30am | AA_S 0322 | San Francisco State University
Out of the three characters, Lin Kong expresses sympathy the most. He is a doctor who is married to Manna Wu but in love with his former wife Shuya and has been waiting for nineteen years to get an official divorce from her so he can remarry. His situation, while not ideal, is understandable as he was not able to obtain a divorce during the Cultural Revolution due to restrictions on marriage and family laws imposed by Mao Zedong’s government. In addition, even though he knows that there is no hope for him and Shuya being together romantically due to her beliefs about loyalty and fidelity, he still tries to communicate with her out of respect for their shared history. Furthermore, despite having grown distant from Manna due their different personalities over time as well as her own personal frustrations at his commitment issues with Shuya; Lin continues trying his best reconcile these differences in order maintain peace in their home without shirking responsibility or running away from his duties as a husband or father. It’s clear that despite all tribulations put his way – Lin exhibits selfless compassion towards those around him showing empathy understanding each ones respective predicaments . This level care wellbeing seen throughout entire work further compliments aforementioned trait must give credit where its due admiration felt state kind heartedness shown acts humbleness walk away nothing more than what one deserves highly commendable seek forgiveness make things right come whatever cost yet expecting anything return makes unique standout amongst rest stands test time achieves greater heights levels courage strength determination conquered obstacles facing fighting unwavering patience never give let go resolve matters solving problems regardless danger lurking possible consequences thereby exhibiting utmost kindness integrity deserve standing ovation full appreciation inspire generations come follow footsteps explore deeper depths ocean till remains unchartered example others look learn grow move forward respectfully abide norms values established traditionally accepted globally followed space born universal truths reality embraced celebrated gloriously honourably formallized rituals ceremonies invokes sentimental attachment wide spread acceptance recognition hailed laudably granted alike .