Women in Literature

Start Your Free Trial

What parallels do you see between what Chinese writer Chi Li said and America's views on fighting the war on terror Particularly in Iraq and Iran? "After finding the skeletons of the girls the...

What parallels do you see between what Chinese writer Chi Li said and America's views on fighting the war on terror

Particularly in Iraq and Iran?

"After finding the skeletons of the girls the serpent had eaten, Chi Li said, "Poor girls! The monster conquered you because you were too timid to put up a fight."

What is the point of the story in relation to fighting the war?

Expert Answers info

Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write5,918 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and Business

This applies to the official American view on fighting the war against terrorism in at least one way, perhaps others. The Presidential position was that if America does not engage in a war against terrorists and terrorist groups, then America is like the timid girls found by Chi Li : Our nation will be "eaten up" by the "monster" of terrorism. While terrorism is a monster, and while the innocent or victimized must take action to defend themselves, some have strong doubts about how Government chose to go about defensive and protective action. Yet all agree that being timid ones who are reduced to skeletal form through cowering inaction is not acceptable.

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

litteacher8 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2008

write15,968 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

Americans wanted to nip the terrorists in the bud with the war in Iraq. I think Chi Li would have appreciated this. After...

(The entire section contains 3 answers and 411 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

booboosmoosh eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2003

write4,119 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

check Approved by eNotes Editorial