China Men - The Li Sao: An Elegy Summary & Analysis

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The Li Sao: An Elegy Summary

Ch" Y'an is an incorruptible prince who advises his kingdom against war. He is banished for his pacifist ideas and roams the world and mourns his fate for twenty years. He has many adventures and sees the entire world except for his own homeland. He is unable to find a single uncorrupted person in the entire world and eventually despairs and casts himself into a river where he drowns. After he is dead, his incorruptible soul is greatly missed. The people mourn and try, unsuccessfully, to entice him back to the living world. There is now a yearly festival to honor him.

The Li Sao: An Elegy Analysis

This brief chapter presents an extended analogy to the paradigm experienced by many of the author's male relatives who traveled throughout the Gold Mountain in search of...

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