China Men - On Mortality Again Summary & Analysis

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On Mortality Again Summary

Maui, the trickster god of Hawaii, tries to obtain immortality for humanity. Maui tries to steal immortality from the vagina of Hina. Under Maui's careful tutelage the entire world becomes completely silent as Maui crawls into sleeping Hina's vagina and encircles the object of his desire. The strange sight of Maui's legs wriggling backward out of Hina's vagina, however, causes one bird to laugh, which awakens Hina. She closes herself up, and Maui the trickster god dies within her.

On Mortality Again Analysis

As an alternative to the Chinese legend of the rationale for death, the Hawaiian legend is presented. Although more graphical, the Hawaiian version is subtle and somewhat more difficult to analyze. In effect, Maui's ridiculous attempt to steal immortality doomed him to death by the process of un-birth, because his approach was, quite simply, too funny...

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