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  • A Single Shard
    In the book A Single Shard, Crane-man acts as a father to the orphaned main character, Tree-ear. The two live under a bridge together, and Crane-man teaches him never to steal from others, despite...

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  • A Single Shard
    A Single Shard shows us that the world is often an unfair and harsh place, but offers lessons about how to deal with it that we can apply to our own lives. While we, of course, don't live in...

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    In the novel, villagers like Tree Ear believe that Min's work is the finest in the region and possibly in all of 12th century Korea. As a master potter in the village of Ch'ulp'o, Min produces...

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  • A Single Shard
    A Single Shard is set in a small village in Korea in the 12th century. The story centers around Tree-ear, a young orphan who lives under a bridge with an old man named Crane-man. There are, in my...

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    According to Crane-man, the story involves a T'ang Chinese invasion of Puyo, the capital of Paekche (one of the three kingdoms of ancient Korea). At the time, most of the king's army at Paekche had...

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  • A Single Shard
    Tree-ear is attacked by the robbers when he reaches the city Puyo. Thinking the boy's basket may contain food, the robbers take it from him. Angry and disappointed, they smash the expensive...

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    In Chapter One, Tree-ear meets a farmer as he rummages among the village's rubbish heaps for scraps of food. The farmer is carrying a wooden-straw container in a jiggeh filled with rice. A jiggeh...

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    Before Tree-ear started working for Min, the other children in Ch'ulp'o avoided him. Since Tree-ear was an orphan, it was considered extremely bad luck to socialize or even to become acquainted...

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    For me, the most interesting aspect of the work is actually the background. I have not studied medieval Korean culture, and thus the cultural setting is exotic to me. I'm especially interested in...

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