The Tale of Kieu Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of The Tale of Kieu.
This section contains 980 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Tale of Kieu: An Overview

The Tale of Kieu: An Overview

Summary: An overview of the Vietnamese epic poem The Tale of Kieu, written by Nguyen Du and translated by Huynh Sanh Thong. Considered to be called the most important piece of Vietnamese literature, the tale provides invaluable insight into Vietnamese culture, including social ideals and religious values.
The Tale of Kieu, called the most important piece of Vietnamese literature, is the story of a young Vietnamese girl's attempt to right the wrongs of her past lives by enduring hardship in this life. She is sold into prostitution and continuously deceived by men promising her love. The only man whose promise of love is not in vain is Kim Trong, the first man to pledge himself to her. Kieu is visited by a ghost who reveals to her the bad karma she earned in a previous life. Following Kieu and Kim Trong's vows of love, he is called off to attend to his family when his uncle dies. Soon after, robbers brake in to steal and vandalize Kieu's house, and they tie up her father and brother. In order to redeem them, Kieu sells herself into a marriage. Unfortunately, the man she...

(read more)

This section contains 980 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Tale of Kieu: An Overview
Copyrights
BookRags
The Tale of Kieu: An Overview from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook