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Irony abounds in “Saboteur” by Ha Jin. From the beginning of the story’s initial event to the ending of the story, the author cleverly uses an ironic approach. Mr. and Mrs. Chiu are enjoying their...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2013, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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"Saboteur" by Ha Jin full of ironic events.The story takes place following the cultural revolution. Mr. Chiu is a communist in good standing which becomes ironic since it is the communist police...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2013, 5:37 pm (UTC)

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In Ha Jin's short story, "Saboteur," Chiu Muguang, who is a university professor, is spending the last day of his honeymoon in Muji, China. He and his new wife are at an outdoor cafe. Chiu is...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2011, 4:08 am (UTC)

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“Saboteur” by Ha Jin takes place immediately following the end of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The setting is the fictitious city of Muji City. The tone of the story is harsh, brutal, and...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 4:10 pm (UTC)

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The basic elements of a good story are character, setting, plot, conflict and resolution. When all of these elements are explored in an interesting and imaginative way, the reader will have a...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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“Saboteur” by Ha Jin takes place immediately after the Cultural Revolution has been declared over. Mr. Chiu, a college professor, is anxious to return to his school and catch up on his work. At...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2012, 6:55 am (UTC)

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Three concepts dominate this starkly matter-of-fact story: deterioration, authority, and human warmth. Deterioration comes early in "Saboteur." We see it in the pigeons roosting on the statue of...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018, 1:51 am (UTC)

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In Ha Jin's short story, "Saboteur," Chiu and his wife are drinking tea at a restaurant in Muji, China, where they are spending the last day of their honeymoon. All of a sudden, a police officer...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2011, 4:28 am (UTC)

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In Ha Jin's "Saboteur," as Mr. Chiu and his bride have lunch before the Muji Train Station where they plan to board a train home from their honeymoon, two policemen sit at a nearby table, laughing...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2011, 8:19 am (UTC)

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In literature, imagery is a literary device that appeals to the audience’s senses. In the short story “Saboteur”, Ha Jin primarily uses food imagery to convey a message about Mr. Chiu, the...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2017, 8:52 pm (UTC)

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A plot diagram is a useful tool to help show the main bits of a story. The reason why a plot diagram is so helpful is because it usually quite brief. In regard to your question about how much...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2015, 2:22 pm (UTC)

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Society is the antagonist in this story (the options are the protagonist himself, another character, Nature, or Society). The police are not a force in and of themselves; they are representative of...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2019, 12:25 am (UTC)

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"Saboteur" is a short story by Ha Jin that was first published in 1996. It follows the harrowing experience of a man who, having come from a honeymoon with his bride, is at first enjoying a simple...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019, 5:54 am (UTC)

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The police officers want Chiu to sign a false confession admitting that he is a saboteur. The forced confession is one of many tactics the police use to exert control over anyone who might oppose...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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The protagonist in The Things They Carried is Tim O'Brien, who is also the narrator. In Ha Jin's Saboteur, Mr. Chiu is the protagonist. As for literary conflicts, there are four major ones: man...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016, 8:09 pm (UTC)

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"Saboteur" is a short story by Chinese-American writer Ha Jin. The majority of the story is told in the perspective of the protagonist, Chiu Muguang, a professor in Harbin. The rest of the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019, 9:59 am (UTC)

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