Although Söngsam and Tokchae in "Cranes" represent opposite sides of the war, they share similarities. Compare their characters and their situations.

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In the short story "Cranes ," Söngsam and Tokchae are two childhood friends who lost contact throughout the years and find themselves on the opposite sides of a conflict. The latter is a member of a communist agrarian collective whilst the other is an officer. Although they are, politically, on opposing ends, they are...

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