Diary of a Madman and Other Stories - Cheering from the Sidelines: Ah Q - The Real Story Summary & Analysis

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Cheering from the Sidelines: Ah Q - The Real Story Summary

In Ah Q - The Real Story, the narrator first explains in Chapter 1 what this story is. He had wanted to do a biography on Ah Q but ran into many snags along the way. The title relates to a popular phrase among storytellers, in which they go off topic and say they will now get back to the real story. So, although he says this is a biography, he also says he does not have all of the information necessary for such a significant book. For this an all other flaws, he apologizes in advance.

In Chapter 2, the narrator gives Ah Q's victories. There was only one time that Ah Q was praised; for the most part he was seen as entertainment for the...

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