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    Before identifying a quote that supports a theme from the story, we first need to identify a theme. I think the main theme of "Cranes" is about the power of friendship. Tokchae and Songsam are on...

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    When Tokchae and Songsam were children, they were childhood friends with each other. The story gives some small details from the characters' pasts that indicate that the two men were fairly close...

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    Tokchae and Songsam walk together through most of the story "Cranes." The two men are on different sides of a conflict, and Tokchae is Songsam's prisoner. Songsam agrees to escort Tokchae to...

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    This story takes place in Korea and is set during the Korean War. The war began in 1950 and ended in 1953. At the end of World War II, in 1945, the Soviet Union took control of Korea north of the...

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    Songsam and Tokchae are much more alike than they are different. They were childhood friends before the civil war began ripping apart families and communities. The initial separation of Tokchae...

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    At first the conflict appears to be between two men, Tokchae and Songsam, because they both belong to opposite political parties. Tokchae is a prisoner of war and needs to be transported by police...

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    the internal conflict is between letting go of a childhood friend or aressting him and him getting killed.

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    This story was published in 1953, but was set during the Korean War in a village that is situated along the thirty-eighth parallel, which is of course the line that now divides North Korea and...

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    Both the cigarettes and the chestnuts are symbolic of friendship in the short story "Cranes." The two items are not only symbolic of the friendship that exists between Songsam and Tokchae, but...

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    writer is criticising the wars he's having a conflict with wars and reflects his attitude by using two childhood friends in the story

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    The setting is one of the most important parts of the plot and character. For example if the setting were to be spooky and had a broken castle and a grave yard. That shows that something spooky or...

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    man vs. society

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    Key to answering this question is the flashback that the narrator tells us of how the two men, as boys, caught a crane that they kept and played with. It is only when they fear that this crane will...

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    You need to analyse the role of the flashback which we are told about just before the end of the story. In this flashback, we are persented with the two men as children, and how they together...

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    Let us remember that this story concerns the ways in which civil war can divide families and friends. This is precisely the situation that Songsam and Tokchae find themselves in, as suddenly,...

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    This is an excellent story that presents the reader with a shocking wartime situation in which two childhood friends are now on opposite sides of each other in a war. Tokchae is the prisoner who is...

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    That friendship can overcome ideological differences

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