The Basic Kafka - The Great Wall of China Summary & Analysis

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The Great Wall of China Summary

The Great Wall of China was built to protect the country from people in the north. However, the blocks of wall in remote lands could be pulled down easily. The narrator remembers how acclaimed the wall was when he was growing up. The narrator was twenty years old when the wall was just beginning to be built. The laborers traveled along, building the wall, and met with much joy at all the villages they came to. The piecemeal building of the wall was one of its biggest problems. He compares the wall to the Tower of Babel, which was never completed. A scholar believes that the wall is the foundation for a new tower. This is only one of many wild ideas at the time. The narrator believes that leaders at that time could have arranged a continuous construction...

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