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History, Symbol, Narrative: the Ironic Narrative and Political Criticism in ＂Wang Xinzhi's Death, and How It Saved His Whole Family＂
huaben;＂Wang Xinzhi's Death, and How It Saved His Whole Family,＂;Feng Menglong;irony
|Issue Date:||2017-11-03 11:39:05 (UTC+8)|
The present paper is mainly on ＂Wang Xinzhi's Death, and How It Saved His Whole Family,＂ 汪信之一死救全家 comparing the huaben with historical documents to find out how the script shows its unique take through the narrative mode with its use of historical references. First we start with the timeline mismatch between the novel and history, looking into the symbolic significance of characters, probing the issue of loyalism raised by the script. And then we will further focus on the insurgent plot in which the main character Wang Xinzhi 汪信之 plays part, and the narration of the corresponding political activities. Conclusively, combing through the narrator's admiring yet sarcastic tone, we realize that the novel as a political fable exposes the tension between state authority and individuals, critiquing through its narrative mode the idea of loyalism which is meticulously depicted and repeatedly emphasized in the text.
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