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Labyrinths in "Garden of Forking Paths"

Summary: In the short story "Garden of Forking Paths" by Jose Luis Borges, the protagonist is a Chinese English profession who spies for the Germany army. The clever labyrinths in the story are a key theme; they magically twist and fold throughout the story to allow readers to view, challenge and question the norms of time.
In Jorge Luis Borges' "Garden of Forking Paths", we find the protagonist as a Chinese English professor Yu Tsun who is a spy for the German army, obviously chased by his enemy, Richard Madden who is an Irishman at the service of the English army. At first glance, Yu Tsun may seem to be a "loyal" member of the German army but he manifests a characteristic throughout the story as being the oppressed member of the army. It seems that Yu Tsun shows a "desperate desire of the oppressed to be accepted by its oppressors." Yu Tsun doesn't care about Germany which imposed upon him the objection of being a spy. He even refers to the chief as a sick and hateful man and that he only needs to prove to him that a "yellow man" could save his armies. It's ironic because it...

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