The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 8
In the work Wife picks up wife is not really exploited much. But with this character, Kim Lan also sent meaningful and humane messages, showing the deep humanitarian heart of the author.
The wife picked up construction is a poor, destitute, needy woman. Thi does not have any property, not even a name, she is only called in a general and cheap way as a wife picked up. Thi had no home, and when she met Trang twice, she only found her wandering at the beginning of the street, in a corner of the market. Thi has no relatives, no profession. In the situation that the entire Vietnamese people are buckling against hunger, she has no support, she lives in the rush of death, every day, every hour, hunger has turned green. pale, emaciated, high cheekbones, lifeless.
It was the situation that was pushed to the end, which made her lose her self-esteem. The obsession with hunger and death not only squeezed the poor woman’s life, but also eroded her personality and dignity, which was clearly shown through two encounters with Trang. The first time, when she met Trang, who she didn’t know, because of a random chant, Thi was running out, smiling with love, and then pushed the ox cart for Trang. The power of the meal was too great, causing her to lose her inherent shyness and shyness.
The second time meeting the shameless, ungrateful, was worth the loss of dignity. After the first meeting, there were no promises, but when they met Trang again, they rushed over and stood in front of them and said: “Dieu! Diao. People like that.” And only when she received an invitation to eat, she no longer cared, sat down and ate all four bowls of cake at once. The short sentences describe the vulgar and rude act of eating and drinking of the market. The obsession of hunger made her bold and reckless. Personality and self-esteem are the most precious to people who have been sold cheaply for food. It is a painful reality that not only the wife picked it up, but many Vietnamese people have fallen into this situation. And the most reckless was just a joke of Trang, she followed him to be his wife. In the situation that there is nowhere to hide, even if the wife picks her up, she accepts it to escape the pursuit of the god of death.
Like the character Trang, after getting married, the pick-up wife had a huge change. The first is the change in mentality, personality, on the way home, before the attention of the people, the town took a small basket, timidly, and shyly walked next to Trang. The expressions in that posture show shame and embarrassment in her psychology. It is also the first expression that marks the return of femininity, the brazenness and voluptuousness has disappeared. In the heart of the wife who picked it up, there was also anxiety about the future. Arriving home, seeing the dilapidated house, surrounded by weeds, her flat chest protruded, suppressing a sigh. When she got home, she sat on the edge of the bed, clutching the basket.
In front of her mother-in-law, she politely greeted her, her hands in love with her torn shirt. Her actions and gestures show an understandable mentality that is shyness when facing her mother-in-law for the first time. Song also shows some politeness and tenderness in the way of communication with the elderly. These expressions once again show that the body is just the product of the push of the situation, but deep down in the essence is still the soul full of femininity.
The most obvious change in personality was the first morning after she got married. Through the eyes of the character Trang, today’s market has completely engraved, clearly a gentle, proper woman, no longer chatty and sloppy like many times she met outside the province. The changes in Trang’s perception stem from the very simple and meaningful things that the wife did: getting up early, cleaning with her mother, sweeping the house, etc. Thi brought bright colors. into the cold, gloomy house of Trang. All of these actions show her bravery and resourcefulness, and show her true love and respect for the family home, and a strong desire for family happiness.
Not only changes in personality, but also changes in perception. Happiness for a fruit-picking wife is not easy, because of the combination of hunger and death. The wedding night of the couple must also take place in the cry of the dead families. The first meal to welcome the new bride is a pot of salty bran porridge, the liquid is water. But at that time, her soul still had strong faith in the future.
Not coincidentally, out of the three characters Kim Lan chose Thi, not the other two, talking about uprising and destroying Japanese granaries. Perhaps because a person dares to trade everything, even becoming the best wife to live, their desire to live and be happy is indestructible. Although she did not specify the future, in a person who was eager to live, in a healthy spirit like a picky wife, Kim Lan showed an enthusiastic spirit, she would definitely follow the revolution.
The character of the wife who picked up Kim Lan was put in a very unique situation, from which the character revealed her mood and behavior. Characters are focused on depicting gestures and actions thereby highlighting the beauty of a Japanese wife.
With a pen of trust and respect, Kim Lan has built an immortal portrait of literature. The wife picked up was the most typical victim of the famine in 1945, the famine blurred the character and self-esteem of the character. But deep inside that person is still a gentle, feminine, nurturing woman with a strong desire for happiness, and also a person who has a strong belief in the future.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 2
The character “Thi” is a remarkable success of Kim Lan in the art of analyzing the mood of the poor woman in the year of the Rooster, 1945. The character of Trang’s wife is depicted with haunting and pitiful features. , has the role of highlighting the humanitarian thought of the work.
There is a terrible famine going on. People starve to death like stubble. Crows soar like dark clouds in the sky. Crowds of people running hungry from Nam Dinh and Thai Binh areas wore mats in droves like gray-green ghosts, scattered all over the market tents. The smell of human corpses. Thi also ran hungry “sitting out” with her sisters at the door of the warehouse. No name, no country, no age. Are you sure your parents, brothers and sisters have all starved to death? Hunger took everything away. The first time she heard Trang ho “want to eat white rice for a few feet…”, Thi was “pushed by her friends”. Thi “smiling like crazy” said to Trang: “Hey, my family, are you telling the truth or bragging?”. Thi “looked at her with a smile” and made Mr. Trang “like it very much”.
Next time, when Thi met Trang again, it changed completely. The clothes are torn and tattered like a nest of leeches. Thi is thin. The plowshare’s gray face could only see two eyes. At Thi’s feet is an abyss, starving to death! Thi “sullenly” blamed Trang for being a “fake”, “loose the promise to lose face!”. Seeing Trang pat her bag to show off her “baby dad”, Thi’s “swollen” eyes immediately lit up. Thi “doing” with her brother Trang: “Eat it real!”. Thi immediately ate four bowls of cake and breathed, praising: “Ha, delicious!”. Also know how to joke, know how to tease like most other girls, tell Trang very flirtatiously: “If she misses her father, leave her father!”. Just a trivial sentence of Trang “I can’t have a wife…”, so Thi followed right away, “Thi is really back”. When standing in the “empty… shriveled” house of Trang’s mother and daughter, Thi rolled her eyes and looked around, disappointed that “the thin chest protruded out, suppressing a sigh”.
From posture, gestures to the way of speaking and responding, Thi is both curvaceous, rude and rude. Thi has been fasting for many days. Hunger torments. Starvation is certain. need to eat to live. Thi needed shelter to avoid starvation. The good nature of the girl was taken away and covered by the famine, the terrible hunger. pitiful! Thi is different from that beggar:
“Who is the beggar? The beggar is me!
Hungry rice and torn clothes turned out to be beggars!”
The nature of this starving, unnamed girl was not bad. Kim Lan’s way of telling and describing is very kind, tolerant and compassionate, giving us many emotions. After only one day and one night, after becoming Trang’s wife and “new bride” of old lady Tu, we see that this character has expressions and good feelings like many other women. Despite being close to death, this girl still longs for happiness, wants to live in a family home, a loving home, with a husband and children like other lucky women.
Before the curious look of the neighbors in the market, Thi was “embarrassed, one foot walked softly into the other”. Hear the children scream: “Brother Trang! Comedian husband”, Thi “crows her eyebrows”, then raises her hand to “shake the shirt back”. Having not met Grandma Tu, Thi was very worried and worried about her “poor face”. Standing in front of her mother-in-law, Thi looked very pitiful: “bowing down, hands fidgeting with the tattered hem”.
Listen to the old lady Tu say: “Sit down here. Sit down here to relieve leg fatigue.” Thi “still crouched and stood in the same place”. That is the mood of a married girl without a areca nut, a betel leaf, without marriage. Pity for the plight. Pity for fate. Pitiful! Thi also has many “cool” feminine expressions. The “glance and smile” for the first time meeting Trang. The hit hit Trang on the back with a love scolding: “Wind monkey”. A light rebuke to her husband: “… it’s so long, waiting impatiently”. A slap on Trang’s forehead accompanied by a love sentence: “Only that is fast. Dirty!”.
After so many days, running hungry, living wandering around at the beginning of the street, starving to death, Thi became Trang’s wife, despite many challenges and worries, but Thi had a life change. The joy in the wedding night touchingly expresses the desire for happiness of a woman in poverty and hunger. Late but precious happiness! Kim Lan’s witty pen shows how much respect for the joy and happiness of the Trang couple’s life.
The character of Trang’s wife has many good changes. Get up early with your mother-in-law to sweep, clean and tidy the house, build a happy home. The sound of Thi’s broom sweeping the yard “cracking on the ground” seemed to be joy stirring in Thi’s heart? Thi “quietly” went to the kitchen to prepare breakfast, Trang felt that her wife was very lovely. Grandma Tu has a “new bride”, Trang has a wife. More people in the house, more dishes, more manpower.
Thi brought vitality and new information about the times to Trang’s mother and daughter. Hearing the sound of the tax drum, Thi said to her mother-in-law and her husband: “On the Thai Nguyen side, in Bac Giang, people don’t pay taxes anymore, so the whole Japanese granary will be distributed to the hungry.” Thereby, we feel that the character of Trang’s wife, the “new bride” is also a revolutionary messenger.
The role of Trang’s wife in the story “Wife picked up” is a witness denouncing and condemning the terrible crimes of Japan and France that caused the famine in 1945, causing more than two million of our compatriots to starve to death. The terrible famine caused by them has degraded human dignity, robbed all human values, making a girl like a cheap thing that can be “picked up”!
The character of Trang’s wife is thin and hungry, coming back to be a bride, old lady Tu has to wear torn clothes like a leech nest, the first meal at her husband’s house is a meal of bran porridge – that picture, that episode is so pitiful. And that is also the pain and humiliation of our people in slavery.
The character of Trang’s wife in the story “Wife picked up” spoke a truth in life. In the midst of poverty, suffering, and near death, we gradually yearn for a happy and prosperous life. The poor know how to rely on each other, share material things and love for each other to overcome harsh challenges, reach prosperity, happiness and change their lives with the belief: “Who is rich three them, who is difficult life”… Like old lady Tu, brother Trang, the character of Trang’s wife had a role in expressing the humanitarian thought of the work “Wife picked up”.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 1
The work “Wife picked up” revolves around the story of three people in a residential family. The strange thing is that a person who made the name of the story has no name, no age. That’s Trang’s wife. That woman was just one of thousands and tens of thousands of women at the same time. Therefore, that person is very forgotten, few people pay attention, but for the writer it is a fate that cannot be ignored, a fate that causes pain and concern. Is the attraction of this female character from someone in the dark, nowhere to become a gentle bride of old lady Tu?
Trang’s wife is a woman of unknown origin, no family, no home. She doesn’t even have a name, and when she appears she’s called thi, she’s her, and she’s sometimes a woman. Only the old lady Tu considered Trang’s wife to be her daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law, and child and was called my house by Trang. Before going to Mrs. Tu’s house, she and her sisters sat at the door of the Union granary waiting to pick up the dropped seeds, scattered seeds, or if anyone had a job to call, they could do it. During the famine at that time, the human condition was very cheap. It’s not that Trang’s wife is a nameless, ageless person, there are so many sisters like that.
Trang’s wife appears with a tragic portrait. The first time Trang saw her, she was just thin and pale (sitting in front of the barn door), but the second time, he didn’t recognize her. Because of hunger, but only one day, her clothes were torn like a leech’s nest, her skin was completely thin, on the gray plow face, only two eyes could be seen. No wonder Mr. Trang didn’t realize it was right.
When she first met Trang: Thi was a fierce and daring person to the point of becoming brazen. Listening to the coachman sing a sentence to relieve the fatigue (Want to eat white rice for a few hours / Come and push the cart with him), she clung to it and stood up, ton ton running to push the cart for Trang. . Meeting for the second time, when Trang had just finished paying the goods, the market mumbled and ran over. Thi stood in front of her and said sullenly: Diao! Such a man! When she saw that Mr. Trang seemed to be easy to catch, Thi continued to squirm. Seeing that there was food, her two sunken eyes immediately lit up and then she sat down, eating real food. Thi plugged her head to eat one or four bowls of cake and didn’t talk. After eating, she held her chopsticks across her mouth and breathed. Is that the inherent character of this woman? No, from the beginning to the time she followed Trang home, that woman acted entirely on her instincts. Thi does everything just to get… to eat!
When she accepted to be Trang’s wife: On the way back to Trang’s house, she changed completely. While Trang had an unusually smug look on her face, often smiling to herself and her eyes glittering, she followed him about thirty or forty yards behind him, carrying a small basket, her hat tilted sideways. cover half of the face. Thi seemed timid and shy. It is clear that compared to the woman who was just noon, she is now a different person. At noon, when she was at the market, she broke down to eat, and now, she is going to her husband’s house (who is not shy!). Besides, she began to realize her identity as a wife. Turns out, she did not have any authority, including the right to choose, and had to accept her fate when she came to the end.
However, even if she tries to eat sticky rice, she is still a person with a sense of self-worth. On the way home to her husband’s house, when Mr. Trang was amused by the sight of the children teasing her, she looked very upset, her eyebrows furrowed, and she raised her hand to shake the hem of her shirt. Naughty children can be teased, over here even adults are curious, the more embarrassed she is, one foot is attached to the other. Mr. Trang comes to be carefree, just getting married is fun. Thi grumbled in her mouth and wandered off to the wrong place. Thi hopes to come to her “husband’s” house soon to avoid everyone’s attention.
Back to Trang’s house, the town was even more different. The woman has the curiosity of a new bride. She rolled her eyes and looked around. Very poor indeed. Thi suppressed a sigh. Mr. Trang wanted his wife to be free, to urge her to sit, but she only dared to sit down on the edge of the bed. When old lady Tu came back, the idiot she took the initiative to greet her with u. In front of her mother-in-law, she was even more timid, still standing in the same place, moving slightly. It was that attitude and her situation that made old lady Tu, contrary to the usual examination of mother-in-law towards her daughter-in-law, to look at her with pity. She quickly accepted that she was the bride, even though only a few minutes before the two were complete strangers.
The next morning, she became a good wife. Together with old lady Tu, Thi woke up early to clean the house and clean the garden. A heartless person like Mr. Trang still notices a strange change in the town: Trang’s face today is very different, it is clear that the righteous and gentle woman does not seem to be as squishy as the few times she met outside the province. Not only that, she also proved to be a person who knows how to do business. When she asked old lady Tu about the noisy drum outside the communal house and knew it was the tax drum, she sighed softly. It was then that she was the first to tell the whole family about the story on Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, people refused to pay taxes anymore, but went to destroy Japanese granaries and divide them for the hungry.
That story made Trang regret and regret when she remembered that she had had the opportunity to do that but did not do it. Who knows, in order to take care of her family life, this woman may be even more daring than her brother Trang! The poor meal that morning, Thi, as well as Mrs. Tu and Mr. Trang, felt a pang of regret creeping into her mind when she had to try to swallow the bitter and choking bran in her throat. However, Thi as well as mother and daughter Trang, both tried to avoid looking at each other, neither wanted to make others sad. It must be very subtle, how delicate it must be to have such a humane attitude!
It turned out that the previous sharpness and turning point in the woman Trang married was only due to hunger and thirst. When living in love, in the family home, that woman lived with her good nature, of a Vietnamese woman. Trang’s wife represents the fate of women in the famine of 1945: poverty, being cheap. When that woman was fortunate to live in humanity, in a family home, even though her life was still threatened by hunger and thirst, the good qualities came back to life.
Kim Lan has portrayed a woman very skillfully. The writer does not focus on describing the character’s psychology to keep it strange, suitable for the situation of Thi, a picky wife (different from the character Trang, who is described psychologically very meticulously). The author focuses on depicting the characters’ actions, gestures and facial expressions so that readers can understand the woman’s mood. For example, the detail of wearing a hat to cover her face expresses shame because she knows that she is a woman who does not follow her husband’s house; or Thi suppressed a sigh as she looked around at Trang’s house; or in detail, she took a bowl of bran porridge, looked at her, her eyes darkened and then calmly and in her mouth was an attitude of accepting fate when it came to the end… Many small and trivial details like However, it has said quite clearly about the thoughts and feelings of a person.
Building the character of Trang’s wife, the writer has indirectly denounced a society that has pushed people to cheapness and alienation of dignity just because of hunger and thirst. However, in his tragic situation, man has always reached out to life, towards the future, and in a more humane situation, human dignity has come to life.
The three main characters in Pick Up Wife have been built by the writer in different ways. That difference has contributed to the unique value of the work. The three characters become three segments of the life of a dark, hungry society and from there shine the light of noble humanitarianism.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 9
The wife picked up in the work of the same name by writer Kim Lan, although not the central character, holds an extremely important position in the entire work. It can be said that with this character, the realistic and humanitarian value of the work is more complete.
If the character Trang still has an old mother, a neighborhood to live in, a job to make a living through the day, waiting for the day to dispel hunger and suffering. Then the wife picked up all “empty hands”. She asked for food, the most valuable thing on her body was only the clothes. The figure of the woman that appeared was also very pitiful: “the flat chest protrudes” “the clothes are tattered like a leech’s nest” “the town is thin and thin” “on the gray plow face, only two eyes can be seen” two lifeless eyes “slumped” again. In the dark, heavy air, “the air still smells of rotten garbage and the smell of corpses” “the dead are like stubble” “the living are as green as ghosts”. And it seems that the door of death is also gradually opening for her.
Not only has her appearance changed, but her personality and personality have also had worrying changes in a negative direction. As a woman, who would have thought that this girl would trade her honor for food. For the first time, when I heard Trang Thi’s sentence, I immediately ran over, smiling with love. But the fear of being shameless was also pushed up another step when the next time she met Laij, she “proudly” ran straight to Trang and scolded.
Then when Trang Tiet treated the right cake, how much tenderness and shyness had disappeared, so she stuck her head in four bowls of cake, never raised her head, didn’t talk. Her whole femininity and personality were destroyed because of the food. And even more strange, when Trang just jokingly said “If I come back with me, I will load the goods and get in the car and then go home”, but she really did follow her back. The marriage of a lifetime, but she decided so quickly. Can hunger destroy the personality, destroy the divinity of such a terrible person?
Just because of hunger, I was willing to give my life to someone I had only met twice. Even chatting is just at the fingertips. Her lust for life has led her to a reckless decision, when there is a chance to live, she tries to cling to it at any cost, discarding all rituals, dismissing the girl’s shyness. That action also shows a healthy spirit, longing for life and a passion for life of this peasant woman. At the same time, it is also the harshest condemnation of the wickedness of the imperialists and fascists who are full of people to the end.
Although writing about a woman who has lost her beauties, Kim Lan is not disdainful and derisive but a heart of sympathy and respect. After that brazenness, we still see a gentle, timid, courageous woman. On the way back, taking the baby basket, she crouched next to Trang, shy when being teased by the children. And especially in the moment when the new daughter-in-law met her mother-in-law, she was extremely worried and afraid.
That change, also made a naive guy like Trang able to realize: “Today’s Trang Nom Thi is very different, it is clear that the righteous and gentle woman no longer has the same smug look as the others. Trang met in the street”. At the same time, Thi is also very hardworking and resourceful. Under the hands of the woman who makes sure the house is cleaned, the house has a new vitality.
And a special thing is that it was not Trang or the mother but the wife who picked up the first person to talk about the Viet Minh flag, about the Japanese granary. Behind that woman who seemed to be completely destroyed in humanity, was a person with such a strong potential vitality. And it is no coincidence that Kim Lan assigns the responsibility to talk about important issues, about a good future, to the character of his wife. Because no one else, this is the character with the strongest vitality in the work, also the character with the most tragic fate. Therefore, letting the character be the spokesman for the future and hope is also a way to express Kim Lan’s deep humanitarian values.
The character picked up by the wife is placed in a special story situation, in the end of hunger and death, the character reveals her personality, her dreams, her intense desire to live. Not only that, the character is also connected, creating a seamless connection between the events in the work. With the character of a pick-up wife, it is not only Kim Lan’s successful creation but it also shows his most realistic and humanitarian values.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 10
Wife Picked Up is the most unique and typical work in the writing career of writer Kim Lan. The content of the story is about Mr. Trang living in the hamlet, working as a hired ox cart. In the midst of a terrible hunger, it was still difficult to feed himself, but suddenly, he dared to pick up more of his wife. Kim Lan created a very unique situation of picking up a wife, and at the same time used natural and rustic popular language to portray the personality of each character. From old lady Tu to Mr. Trang and his wife, every character is vivid and real.
Even the title of the story is “Wife Picked Up” also evokes many interesting associations for the reader. The character of the wife picked up by the author is described very subtly, suitable for the mood development in each different situation. She brought warm joy and family happiness to Trang’s mother and daughter in the precarious situation between life and death. Therefore, this character contains a deep human meaning, contributing to perfecting the realistic and humanitarian value of the work.
Usually, the characters in the work, whether main or secondary, have a name to call, to distinguish one character from another. Sometimes, the character’s name also implies a certain intention of the author or can express the idea of the work’s theme. The short story of Kim Lan’s wife picked up was commented by writer Nguyen Khai as: “It seems like nothing but has the ability to move people”. Therefore, when the author deliberately does not name his character and uses that unnamed character as the title of the work, it must be a profound artistic intention.
The plot revolves around the unexpected and ironic event of Mr. Trang’s “picking up his wife”. Trang’s house only has two children in a poor village near the market. As a resident, Trang was despised. Moreover, he is both old and ugly, so he has no wife. Under normal circuTaxances, Trang could not get a wife, but in the midst of a terrible famine, he “picked up” a “wife” in a trivial way, without having to marry anything.
The character picked up by the wife appeared in the midst of a terrible famine in 1945. People starve to death like stubble. Crows flew like dark clouds in the sky. Crowds of people running hungry from Nam Dinh and Thai Binh areas wore mats in droves like gray-green ghosts, scattered all over the market tents. The air was filled with the stench of filth and the stench of corpses.
Does anyone know where her roots are? Who are the parents? How are you? All are not. Just know that day by day, she sits among the women and girls who gather in front of the barn to quickly pick up the scattered seeds or wait for someone to hire them to do whatever they want to earn a living. In appearance, she is like many other hungry people: Her clothes are tattered like a leech’s nest… her body is thin, on her gray plow face, only two eyes can be seen… She is the embodiment of millions of people. people are poor, hungry, seek food and then die at the end of the street.
For the first time, she appeared in front of Trang’s eyes with a bold way of speaking and responding. She knew Trang by his jokes to help ease his pain and everyone’s teasing. When listening to Trang Ho: Want to eat these few legs of white rice – Come here and push the ox cart with him and her and be teased by some friends… she laughs like crazy, says to Trang: Hey, my family Tell the truth or brag? Thi lon ton ran over to push Trang’s cart, joked with him and glanced at him, making Trang really like it.
That’s all, and Trang forgot about it. The next time, Trang had just finished paying the goods and was drinking water outside the gate of the love market when the market came running up and down, sullenly blaming him: Dieu! Such a man! That day, I climbed the mouth of the appointment down, but lost face. Meeting her again, Trang did not recognize her because she was so different. After a while, she remembered, Trang grinned and said: Hey, let’s sit down and eat a rich meal. She stammered: Eat whatever you want, don’t eat rich. Seeing that Trang patted her pocket to show off her father-in-law… her two sunken eyes immediately lit up, and she dared: Eat really! Yes, eat what are you afraid of?
She is hungry. Very hungry! Hunger scratched her intestines made her completely forget the meaning of a girl in front of a man she had only met once or twice: Thi ate one or four bowls of cake without talking. After eating, she held her chopsticks across her mouth and breathed while praising: Ha, delicious! She ate as if she had never eaten before, so she was not hungry for a day, but was hungry for a week, dying of hunger.
It is true that hunger has pushed back dignity and personality. However, after eating, she also knew how to joke to reduce shame: when she felt that she was short of money, she left her father. Light laugh: I don’t have a wife, and then suddenly I said: “This is a joke, but if I go back to me, I will go to the car to carry the goods and then go home. Thought it was a joke, but who would have expected her to follow her back. So she became Trang’s wife as if it were a joke. Or to say as the author is a frivolous story that doesn’t have to be two times, but then becomes a husband and wife.
That woman has accepted to follow a strange, ugly man, first of all to have food, then to have a shelter to not starve, but have any feelings for each other?! Thinking about it was also embarrassing, so on the way home with her “husband”, she didn’t know what to say, only embarrassed and annoyed when she saw people looking at her with curious eyes.
A man who has just met a couple of times, now generously treats him to a full meal, besides that, he doesn’t know what his personality is like, how is his family background, only heard that he has no wife, but she followed her right away, no worry, fear. Is it daring? Is it lighthearted? Who cares! Follow him to eat, live first! Husband and wife is a long-term affair, who knows what to calculate in advance. Not starving, not dying is the most important right now. Everything else is secondary. Then you know how terrible hunger is, how terrible it is!
On the way home from Trang, she was embarrassed, humiliated, and worried, anxious, embarrassed, and humiliated because even if she was in a dead end, she could not avoid the bad reputation of being “a woman”. in the feudal society full of heavy prejudices at that time. Still worried, anxious because I don’t know if this guy that she risked to follow as a wife will help her escape from starvation and his family members will sympathize and accept her or not?
The story of being a “wife” came to her so suddenly that her heart was restless. In addition to Trang’s unusually feisty posture, her shy and embarrassed look was even more prominent: The woman followed him about three or four steps. Thi took a small basket, her head slightly bowed, her tattered hat tilted to hide half of her face. The writer really understood the mood and expressed what was going on in that woman’s heart since she set out on a strange path. Accepting the invitation to be Trang’s wife and then following him home, she initially had the meek, self-contained look of a bride. Surely for her, that road is long, because not knowing what is waiting for her, will she be accepted easily? Will this act of “Also risking closing my eyes and legs” will bring her any warm happiness or will it be more miserable, more bitter than her situation now?! How many worries and uncertainties made her impatiently ask the question: is it coming yet? not come yet? Then again: Is there anyone at home?
Arriving at Trang’s house, seeing the empty house standing huddled in the garden overgrown with clumps of weeds, inside the house, the pots and pans, and the clothes that were left cluttered on the bed and on the ground, she couldn’t help but get bored. Disappointed: Thi glanced around, her thin chest protruding, suppressing a sigh. It turns out that the family situation of the guy who just patted his pocket at noon is like this! Do you still know how? It’s done! Frustrated, sad, and bitter, even though Trang was in a hurry, she sneered and smiled blandly. Trang invited her to sit, she just sat down on the edge of the bed, holding the basket with both hands, her face miserable…
Kim Lan’s meticulous and meticulous depiction in this seemingly ordinary detail makes readers pay attention. Why was Trang invited to sit but she just sat down on the edge of the bed? It turned out that the temporary, reserved sitting position was also the position of the chaotic mood. Is this seat yours? Is this old, ramshackle roof the place to stay? Especially the scene where she holds a basket with both hands on her face.
Is it because Trang’s mother and daughter’s house is too cramped, she doesn’t know where to put the basket? Or because now, the basket is the only asset, so she can’t bear to leave? Or will she leave immediately? She was stunned because she was surprised, because she was busy thinking about suddenly becoming her wife. It’s real but it’s not real, it’s hard to believe it’s real. Being a wife, being a bride is like this? Get married, get married, receive a bride… The greatest happiness in a girl’s life can’t be enjoyed at all? Sad ! Very pitiful! She was speechless because if she spoke, she would surely cry. The pain does not overflow into tears, but flows back inside, so the more it hurts, the more pitiful it is.
In the situation where she had to follow Trang, she was both sad and embarrassed. Meeting old lady Tu, she was shy and closed. Before meeting Trang, her harsh circuTaxances made her sometimes brazen and brazen, but her nature was not like that. However, Kim Lan’s pen is not only delicate but also very kind. He didn’t want to delve into those sad, heartbreaking ironies. When writing the short story, the wife picked up, although it was set in a terrible famine caused by the Japanese fascists and the French colonialists at the beginning of the year of the Rooster (1945), which caused more than two million compatriots from the North to the Central region to starve to death, But no matter how tragic the situation, even close to death, Kim Lan’s character still longs for happiness, still believes in life and hopes in the future, still wants to live a human life.
At the end of the story, the character’s strong desire to live and be happy was revealed in a kind and natural way. Although she could not find fullness, she nonetheless relieved her anxiety when she knew that the Trang family had only one elderly mother. She understands that is less likely to be rejected, chased away. And isn’t that already half of life?
Before the sympathy, willing acceptance of the elderly mother and the care of Trang, she became a different woman. If yesterday, hunger took away what was feminine in her, today, after just a full meal and a warm night of sleep under a peaceful roof, that beauty has returned to her. She began to nurture her home. She swept the yard clean, filled the cistern with water. With her caring hand, the shabby, dark house of Trang’s mother and daughter seemed bright and neat. Life has returned to people, to scenes. That change surprised Trang: Trang’s face today is very different, it is clear that the righteous and gentle woman no longer has a smug look like the few times Trang met outside the province. Until now, she had the feeling that her marriage was real. The woman was anonymous but not meaningless because she brought joy and vitality to Trang’s mother and daughter.
The inner beauty of the picked wife is also reflected in a very small detail. During the first meal at her husband’s house, when her mother-in-law gave her a bowl of bran tea, her eyes darkened for a while, but soon after, she calmed down and entered her mouth. This is a very expensive detail, showing the subtlety in perception and ingenuity in the behavior of that seemingly uneducated woman. She understood the situation of Trang’s mother and daughter, but she did not want to lose the joy of the poor, old mother-in-law. She is glad that finally her poor, ugly and middle-aged son has a wife, even though it was only the wife who picked it up.
What is especially interesting is that during that meal, the person who talked about all the fun and happy stories later on was an old woman near the earth and far from heaven; and the person who talked about the anti-tax movement, destroying Japanese granaries, and distributing it to the hungry was the sister-in-law who picked it up – the unnamed woman in the work. The image of groups of poor people rushing together on the Sop dike and the red flag fluttering appeared in Trang’s mind, signaling a drastic change was about to happen. That image is a strong wind blowing away, sweeping away the suffocating atmosphere of this sad story.
Many people believe that in the short story Wife picked up; The character of Mrs. Tu, a kind and experienced mother, makes the reader most moved. That’s not wrong, but reading the last words, what haunts the reader’s mind is the image of the wife picked up by Mr. Trang. With realistic, vivid and delicate depictions, writer Kim Lan has successfully portrayed the image of a pick-up wife – an unnamed woman.
This is a meaningful witness to denounce and condemn the heinous crimes of Japan and France that have caused a terrible famine and pushed our people into misery, not being able to live a true human life. Through the work Picked Up Wife, writer Kim Lan indirectly asserts: In poverty, tribulation, and near death, if poor people know how to rely on each other, share material things and love for each other, they are Save yourself and save others. Such people are bound to live a full and happy life.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 7
Kim Lan is a phenomenon in the Vietnamese literary village of the XNUMXth century. He did not write much, but every work was excellent. Readers find in his pages an optimistic human spirit, the core of a burning desire for a good human life in any circuTaxances, even when it is close to death and starvation. Kim Lan’s writings on the topic of agriculture before the revolution attract readers because of their humanity. Even when people have to live in the most miserable and tragic situation of hunger, and life is on the verge of life and death, this writer still finds in them the love of life and the desire to live. That vitality is clearly reflected in the character of the “picked up wife” in his work.
Under the pen of Kim Lan, the wife picked up is an anonymous woman, nameless, ageless, homeland, and past. It’s not that the writer is so poor in language that she can’t give her a name, but because she’s a floating duck in a famine, an unnamed woman. From the beginning to the end of the work, this character is only called “she”, “thi”, “woman”, “new bride”, “my house”. But this character leaves a deep impression on the reader.
The first time she appeared was the image: sitting among the girls waiting to pick up the seeds that had been scattered in front of the provincial market gate. When she heard Trang sing a sentence to play to relieve stress “Want to eat white rice for a few hours/ Come here and push the cart with me”, Thi “tonton ran back to push the cart for Trang…smiling”. Thi pushed the cart in the hope of eating, so she was also very enthusiastic and didn’t need to be mean.
The second time, she appeared with an unattractive appearance: It was a thin woman, “clothes tattered like leech nests”, “gray plowshare face” with “two sunken eyes” “. It can be said that hunger has made her more disheveled, poorer and more sleazy, more pitiful. Hunger not only damaged her face but also damaged her personality and dignity.
Because of hunger, she became “cheerful”, “sloppy”, “sour, sharp”. Thi “curved”, “sulky” when communicating and talking.
Hunger made her forget to keep her mind and self-respect. Thi kept asking to eat. Having been fed, she was ready to “swoop down and eat four bowls of instant cakes without talking”. Thi has put her existence, food above personality.
When Mr. Trang often jokes, he jokes “If you want to follow me home, go to the car to carry things and then we will go home”. Then the other woman was silent (which usually means silence is consent). Thi agreed, agreed without hesitation or hesitation. Meanwhile, who is Trang, how good or bad? What is the origin? Which town or who knows. With only a few bowls of cake, she can follow Trang right away. Does the market follow Trang just for the sake of food? Market is so easy, so superficial? In fact, her action according to Trang comes from the need to cling to life, from the desire to live. Thi despite everything to be eaten, eat to survive. Thi accepted to follow no Trang. It is the consciousness of clinging to life.
Near death, the woman did not give up on life. On the contrary, she still rose above the melancholy to build a family home. The city’s optimism and love for life is a very valuable quality. As Kim Lan said: “In dire circuTaxances, even though they are close to death, these people do not think about death but still look towards life, still hope and believe in the future”.
On the way home, her husband’s mood changed markedly. If Mr. Trang is happy, smug, and proud of himself, the woman feels ashamed. Before the “prying” look, before the jokes and teasing of the residents. Thi was embarrassed and lacked confidence, “one foot steps into the other… the ragged hat covers half of her face”.
Arriving at her husband’s house, she saw “the empty house standing huddled in a garden overgrown with weeds”, she “repressed a sigh”. This is a sigh of frustration, disappointment but also acceptance. Who would have thought that the buoy that she had just clung to was a torn one. In that sigh, there are both worries about tomorrow’s future, and her worries and responsibilities about her husband’s family situation. Is it that she is aware of her responsibility for joining hands with her husband to build a family? How precious her heart is.
Entering the house, she shyly and cautiously “sits” on the edge of the bed (“Sit up” – a precarious, unstable but also very thoughtful sitting position). Thi mean, respectfully, politely greet old lady Tu (greet twice). This is a beautiful picture of a very disciplined daughter-in-law in her relationship with her mother-in-law. When Trang talked to her mother, she could only “stand and fidget with her torn shirt”.
After the wedding night, that woman had a complete change in mood and personality. Thi got up very early with her mother-in-law to clean and tidy the house. That change is also easy for the reader to recognize: if yesterday the market was sour, sharp, and sloppy, today she is as gentle. More than anyone else, Trang fully felt that wonderful change: “Today’s Trang Nom Thi is very different, it is clear that she is a gentle and proper woman who no longer has a smug look like the times Trang met. outside the province”. This sentence has recorded Trang’s honest feelings before the positive change of his wife. Could true love with magical magic have the power to touch her?
During the first meal at her husband’s family, even though the meal consisted of “a pot of porridge that was loose, each person had two bowls of rice that was completely gone”, she had to eat bran porridge, but she was still happy and content. Thi brought vitality and new information about the times to Trang’s mother and daughter. Hearing the sound of tax drums, she said to her mother-in-law: “On the Thai Nguyen side, in Bac Giang, people don’t pay taxes anymore. They even destroyed Japan’s granaries to give to the hungry.” This understanding of her seems to have helped Trang realize the path ahead that he would choose, “in Trang’s mind, I still see a bunch of hungry people walking on Sop dike, with a big red flag in front of it”. Thereby, we see the character of Trang’s wife, the “new bride” who is also a revolutionary messenger.
Writing about the change in her mentality, Kim Lan expressed her feelings of respect and praise for the good qualities of the working poor. The writer’s humanitarian feelings are shown here. The art of character building: Building the character the wife picked up, the writer has put the character in a unique story situation; psychological developments are described realistically and subtly; Rustic language, simple, suitable for the character’s personality. Fascinating, dramatic narrative art…
In short, the “pick up wife” is a unique creation of Kim Lan. Through this character, the writer has expressed a beautiful human meaning. Vietnamese people, despite living in dire circuTaxances, will always look to the future with a strong belief in life.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 6
Kim Lan is one of the outstanding writers of Vietnamese modern prose before and after the August Revolution. One of Kim Lan’s typical works written right after the success of the August Revolution was the short story “Wife picked up”, printed in the collection of stories “Ugly Dog”. This is the work where Kim Lan successfully recreated the gloomy and terrible picture of the At Dau famine (1945) of our country. On that dark and painful background, the writer has put in it the image of the character of the wife: poor, unhappy but with a strong desire to live. That is shown by her acceptance. follow not a man to be his wife in the middle of a hungry day.
In terms of plight, appearing in the work, the wife picked up just a round number: no name, no hometown, no family, no job… From beginning to end, she was only called “” market” – a slang term for her and all the women with a pitiful and pitiful plight and fate like hers. Not only that, the portrait of that woman that appears from the very beginning is not easy to see: it is the image of a thin woman, thin breasts, gray plow face, clothes are torn like a leech’s nest, living hard and waiting for luck.
Before becoming Trang’s wife, Thi was a woman of eloquence, daring and recklessness. At the first meeting, Thi took the initiative to get to know Trang and pushed the ox cart for Trang and “smiled” with Trang. The second time she met, she “rushed to run”, “smugly said” and still “stands awkwardly” in front of Trang. Moreover, Thi also actively asked for food. When Trang invited her to eat banh chung, she bowed down and ate four bowls of banh chung. After eating, she also swiped her chopsticks across her mouth and praised her deliciousness… In extreme hunger and thirst, she almost lost her personality and human delicacy.
Arriving at home, looking at Trang’s messy home, she suppressed a sigh, and accepted a sigh of acceptance into Trang’s life. A sigh of disappointment because Trang’s situation was no better than that of Thi. Trang is not only poor but also has an old mother, who still has to worry about whether she can bear her or not, or it may make her life more miserable. The act of being closed, hands fiddling with the hem of her shirt when standing in front of old lady Tu, she was pitiful. Deep inside this person still has a longing for a real home, so she decided to stick with her, become a part of the family, no matter what tomorrow brings.
It can be said that all of the above manifestations of the market are ultimately due to hunger. Hunger can sometimes distort a person’s character. Saying this, surely the writer really sympathizes and sympathizes with the poverty of the workers. When she became Trang’s wife, she returned to her true self as a gentle, shy, polite and responsible woman. That is shown by her pitiful shy appearance when she is in Trang at dusk. Thi shyly walked three or four steps behind Trang, her tattered hat covered her side, “creepy, shy, embarrassed, “one foot steps into the other”… . At this moment, looking at the poor visa, the scene where the new bride follows her husband home: a scene of bringing the bride with no flowers, no wedding fireworks, but only the dark, gaunt faces of the neighbors and the sound of crows. , half crying mournful death… Her journey to happiness is her dark life and unspeakable fear.
However, something new changed the woman. After a day of being a wife, she got up very early, swept and cleaned the house spacious and clean. That is the image of a gentle, proper woman, a wife who knows how to take care of her family life, but doesn’t seem to be agitated or sloppy anymore. , a herbal bride. Life has something flourishing that no one can explain.
During the wedding meal in the middle of a hungry day, Grandma Tu devoted all her love to her new daughter-in-law. She proved to be a woman knowledgeable about current affairs when she told her mother and husband about a story in Bac Giang when people went to destroy Japanese granaries. It was she who made the hope of her mother and husband more hope for a change of life in the future.
Through the image of a pick-up wife, the writer strongly condemned the barbaric crimes of the French colonialists and Japanese fascists who had caused the terrible famine; at the same time expressed sympathy sympathy with the plight of the poor workers; the attitude of appreciating the benevolent heart, the simple desire for happiness of the poor workers; in their hard work, they still love and support each other, and together they cultivate happiness to overcome harsh challenges.
In short, this woman with no name, no family, no name, no relatives has really changed her life with the rich and loving hearts of Trang and Trang’s mother. The silhouette of the display, though not splendid, evokes the warmth of family life. Did she bring a breath of fresh air to the dark lives of the poor on the brink of death….
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 5
Kim Lan is one of the few successful writers when writing about poverty and hunger, leaving a deep impression on readers. When writing about hunger, Kim Lan does not stop at evoking pity and pity, but also creates a fear and obsession about its destructive power on human dignity and body. However, with the message “Believe in people”, most of Kim Lan’s characters, by the end of the story, always return to their good and precious nature.
Representing this type of character, we can mention the wife picked up in the writer’s short story of the same name. This is a character driven by hunger, ready to give up his pride, close his eyes and follow a stranger for a piece of food. But, somewhere in Thi’s person, there are always respectable qualities of a traditional woman: brave, able to nurture a family and also full of sophistication and subtlety.
My Wife Picked Up is a short story composed in the year of the Rooster, set in the year of the At Dau famine in 1945. This is an extremely terrible disaster in our nation’s history that claimed the lives of more than two million people. Kim Lan created the scene “darkness because of hunger and thirst”. There, “people die like stubble, not every morning in the village when people go to the market, go to work in the fields, they do not see three or four corpses lying on the side of the road”. And the living are shaken, miserable because they live but are sure that death is waiting for them ahead. Famine raged. Hunger and death force people into the precarious position of human life. Earth follows hell, the gap between life and death becomes more fragile than ever.
The character the wife picked up in the work has no name, no origin, no hometown, no relatives, no relatives. Kim Lan calls the character by the pronoun “Thi, she, the woman” showing the weak and pitiful identity of the character. “Thi” can be any miserable, poor woman out there, they are also slowly dying in both form and dignity in hunger. With just a few short descriptions, Kim Lan showed the appearance of hunger on Thi’s face: “The clothes are tattered like leeches’ nests, Thi has become thinner and thinner, on the gray plowshare face, only visible. two eyes.” Thi’s appearance makes people think of a ghost, a corpse rather than a human. Thi is the representative of millions of people who are poor, hungry, seek food and then die at the end of the street.
Not only the outer appearance, even the gentleness and natural femininity of the women in Thi were misrepresented by hunger. Thi is fierce, bold to the point of brazenness, even throwing away her shame. The first time she met Trang, just because of a sentence “ho for relief” of Trang: “Want to eat white rice for a few hours / Come here and push the ox cart with me”, Thi clung to it and “got up” and pushed it. car for Trang. The second time, Thi came in front of Trang “sullenly” “recalling old stories”. After that, Thi was not shy “sitting down to eat a bowl of four bowls of cake and not talking”.
In our eyes, Thi Sao is so ungrateful and shameless. Thi acted according to her survival instinct, hunger blurred Thi’s dignity. Even getting married, following a man home and living together for the rest of her life, Thi also decided purely by instinct. Vin commented on Trang’s joke: “This is a joke, if you come back to live with me, you will carry the goods, get in the car and then go home” but “Thi is really back”. No matchmaking, no wedding, no need for a full tray, Thi followed no Trang in the hope of having a bite to eat.
However, Thi is more pitiful than to blame. Still knowing that Thi sold her personality, lowered her dignity, got married in a sarcastic and bitter way, and was picked up like a dropped item. However, in the end, because of the pressing hunger, the desire to live, the survival instinct arose in Thi’s people. Thi is like a person struggling in the middle of a flood, with only one arm reaching out to her, even though it is small and weak, it also brings a hope to live. The fact that Thi tried to use every way to hold the other hand was not wrong, not shameful. Many men who “beat heaven and earth” between life and death will also make the same choice, let alone Thi is just an ordinary woman.
However, Kim Lan did not stop portraying the character of the wife who picked up in shamelessness and grace. As we all know, the writer’s message when writing about hunger is “believe in people”. Therefore, in the character of the picked wife, there is a whole contrast between the outer and the inner, initially and later. If at first Thi was curvy, thin and chatty, after she followed Trang home, Thi returned to be a woman with a precious and lovely soul.
Thi was also embarrassed and shy like many girls when they first came home to their husband’s house. On the way home with Trang, when she knew that everyone around was looking at her, Thi “shy one foot stepped on the other”. Behind her ragged, ugly appearance, Thi also has self-esteem. Thi understands why people look at her and whisper. In the midst of hunger and thirst, when love is a luxury, they bring each other back to “know if they can get through this”. When she got home, Thi only dared to “sit on the edge of the bed, clutching the basket with both hands, her face miserable”. Standing in front of her mother-in-law, Thi only dared to “bow her face down, her hands tugging at her torn shirt” even when she heard the old lady Tu Bao sit down, “Thi was still standing in the same place.” And the reader must have cried out in surprise at the act of “putting hands on the forehead” Trang and scolding love: “It’s only so fast. Dirty!”. The market bed seems to have turned into a completely different person, like a shy young woman who has just returned to her husband’s house, but not the original, bitter, sour woman anymore.
Becoming Trang’s wife, a woman who has done a good job of a woman, Thi is brave, skillful, knows how to take care of her family, “is a gentle and proper woman”. Thi is like a cool wind blowing into the gloomy life of Trang’s mother and daughter. Under the woman’s hand, everything is arranged neatly and neatly. “The house and garden were swept away today, cleaned and tidy. Some torn clothes like leeches’ nests were still wrung out in a corner of the house and brought to the yard. The two water cisterns are still left to dry and curl under the guava tree, which is already full of water. The pile of humus that spread across the aisle has been cleaned up.” These are just very small changes, but it seems that Thi has brought a whole other world to Trang’s mother and daughter. As for Trang, he felt “a sudden source of joy and excitement overflowing in his heart”. As for old lady Tu, she was “relieved, fresh and different from usual, her gloomy, gloomy face brightened up”.
At the end of the story, it was the wife who picked up Trang’s heart that many plans and hopes to change her life, Thi said: “On the Internet in Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, people don’t pay taxes anymore. They even destroyed Japanese granaries to give to the hungry.” It was Thi’s words that evoked in Trang’s mind “the hungry people and the red flag fluttering”. Maybe soon, he will also stand in the ranks of those who go to destroy the Japanese granaries, changing the fate of himself and his family. Then we can see how meaningful human warmth is. Trang’s mother and daughter were willing to support others in their hunger and thirst and perhaps they got more in return. It was the hungry woman who brought their lives back to life again.
Not only fulfilling the responsibility of a wife, a daughter-in-law in the family, the character of the wife picked up is also a woman of resignation, sacrifice and sympathy. Following a strange man back home, Thi hopes to have a place to cling to to overcome hunger and thirst. However, when she returned to Trang’s house, looking at the family situation of his mother and son, Thi could not help but sigh in disappointment. That made Thi lost her mind, sad at the new situation, before her ironic fate. Even so, Thi did not leave, gratitude and resignation held her to stay with Trang’s mother and daughter towards a better future. The first meal was bleak with a pot of porridge that each person had two bowls full of. When her mother-in-law scooped Thi a bowl of bran porridge, “both eyes darkened” but “Thi remained calm and entered her mouth”.
Thi is immersed in family life. A bowl of bitter bran porridge in her neck made Thi feel sad, but Thi did not show disappointment or depression because she understood the situation of her husband’s family. Perhaps, more than anyone else, Thi understands that it was the other two poor people who were not afraid of poverty but took care of and protected themselves. For Thi, they are benefactors and people Thi is indebted to. And also, without Trang and old lady Tu, even bran porridge Thi would not have to eat, had to starve to death at the beginning of the street, in the corner of the market.
The character of the wife who picked up Kim Lan is depicted with only a few short descriptions, but this can be considered an indispensable character in the work. Thi is not only a character who carries the writer’s message full of humanity, affirming her belief in good human qualities, but also a factor that creates a unique transformation of the work. Without Thi, the mother and daughter Trang will forever be buried in a dark, quiet life and the story will probably end in a certain tragic direction, worse, and at the same time can not cause harm to people. read such deep compassion.
Through the image of the character of a pick-up wife, Kim Lan has conveyed to readers a lot of profound reflections. It can be a message: Sometimes what we see with our own eyes is not necessarily the truth, please don’t judge people through temporary shapes or actions, only time will bring the perfect answer. . Thi’s character may be sharp, sour, and brazen in the face of the threat of hunger, but Thi’s nature is a woman with good and precious qualities that if her brother Trang would not give Thi a chance, but what That will never be known. It can also be a philosophy about the power of human love, just give it away and we will receive something much more priceless.
Like the character Thi, when she was taken in by her mother and daughter, Trang made their lives new, more beautiful, more worth living. It can be said that the character not only brings us to new perceptions about people, but also raises in the reader’s heart sympathy and bitterness for the poor and miserable condition of women in poverty. and deadly.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 3
Kim Lan is a Vietnamese village writer with a sincere and rustic writing style and typical character images for the village. Kim Lan’s writing goes deep into the reader’s heart because of its simple, everyday but full of love. The work “Wife picked up” is a “masterpiece” of Vietnamese realist literature, successfully re-enacting the poor, extreme and deadlocked society of farmers. With realistic writing style, Kim Lan successfully built a character line representing the poor life of that period. It’s the wife character.
Kim Lan’s short story “Wife picked up” was born during the period when the country was falling into famine in 1945, the people’s life was poor, the living and the dead, the dead like stubble. play, go to work in the field, do not see three or four corpses lying on the side of the road. The air smelled of the damp stench of filth and the stench of human corpses.” The work seems to have recreated the scene at that time, in a small poor hamlet, people lived in misery all year round, adding a scene of forced tax payment.
Right from the title of the work, Kim Lan leads readers to explore the lives of poor people in Vietnamese society. Being a “picked up wife”, is the detail and situation that ties the story to the happenings revolving around the character of the wife in the work. The word “picked up” gives readers a feeling of cheapness and poopiness of being a girl, evoking pity for the human fate. “Pick up wife” sounds too realistic and paints the image of a woman with a difficult life, not enjoying full happiness when even a small wedding does not have or more precisely a delicious tray of rice. Just like a vain dream when she returned to be a bride in someone’s house.
At the beginning of the short story, the author sketched out the image of the old brother Trang “he walked staggeredly, smiling while walking, his jaws wide open…” With just those few details, the reader also imagine the ugly face of a poor farmer in rags. From the day the famine raged, the children did not bother to tease them anymore, because they had no strength left. Because life is so difficult and hungry, people become more and more tired and depressed, from young to old, girls and boys all bring the austerity of life to pin wrinkles, crow’s feet, and tan skin. , the body is emaciated and emaciated. . In the sunset scene, Trang’s thoughts are reproduced “he walks wearily, his brown shirt is draped over his arm. It seems that worries and hardships weigh heavily on his bear’s back.”
And suddenly one day he brought back a strange woman that no one in the small village knew. Under the pen of the haunting writer’s description, “Thi took a small basket, her head was slightly bowed, her tattered hat tilted to hide half of her face. Thi seems timid and shy.” A poor woman, with nothing of value left, walking next to a poor, extreme man is a natural couple. It seems that Thi is a bold and ungrateful woman, but she is also extremely afraid. and think like a woman. Stealing a basket of children to follow Trang back, the new bride was also shy to follow, when teased, she was as shy as many other new brides. When she got home, when she was invited by Trang to sit down, Thi just sat on the bed, her hands fluttering and her face clearly painted with worry. Maybe Thi thinks about the new life of the couple, and then where Thi’s life will go.
When returning home, the image of Mrs. Tu and Trang’s mother was portrayed by Kim Lan ingeniously and profoundly. Readers will better understand the heart of a tolerant and gentle mother. Detail “the old woman hesitantly followed her son into the house, in the middle of the yard she froze because she saw a woman inside …”. The old woman’s anxiety began to surface. But then she also realized, also understood “the old woman bowed her head silently, the old woman understood. The poor mother’s heart also understood how many opportunities, both lament and pity for her child’s fate. Alas, people get married and give their children in marriage while doing business, but I…”. The bitter thoughts of the old woman are expressed by Kim Lan through a series of modal verbs that make suffering and hunger more apparent than ever.
But because she loves her child, one word “love” left everything, so that the mother accepts a hard and miserable life, has one more mouth to eat, and she also loves both young people in front of her: “Mrs. The old man looked at the woman with pity. She is now a daughter-in-law in the house.” There are two situations that happen that make readers unable to hold back their tears, that is when the family eats the first meal to welcome a new member and when the old mother brings a steaming pot of “cheese tea” to order. next to the rice tray. In that time of famine and people died like stubble, a proper meal was really difficult to have in a family like Zhuang’s. The meal consisted of “in the middle of the rag, there was a clump of tangled banana vegetables, a plate of salt and porridge, but the whole family ate very well”.
Really poor to the point of exhaustion. The wife still ate without a word of complaint. Thi’s background is also better than anyone else. Thi was also poor, thin, and out of love, she came to be a wife and daughter-in-law of other people’s families. Thi is also an extremely brave and resourceful person. When returning to Trang’s house, early in the morning, Thi got up early to help her clean up and remodel the garden house. It seems that Thi wants to nurture her family’s life and start a new life. Thi is also very funny and adapts quickly to her new life. During the meal, Thi told many stories, including the story of robbing a Japanese barn, which aroused many of the poor people’s longing and hope for freedom. A pitifully poor wedding reception for the bride.
The situation makes readers remember forever, the image that makes the reader when mentioning this work, they do not forget the image of the “bran porridge pot” in the first wedding reception. The image of “the bran porridge pot” is the embodiment of extreme poverty in a family with “nothing of value anymore.” Everyone wants to have a meal to welcome the bride with a high tray and full meal on the day of the procession but With a poor family background, “the bran porridge pot” is the only thing full of love that Mrs. Tu can bring to her children, and perhaps in the heart of the “picked wife” feels more moved and pity for the children. It turns out that the previous stubbornness in the woman Trang married was only due to hunger and thirst.
Through the short story Wife Picked Up, Kim Lan portrayed the character of a woman whose wife picks up very successfully. The author focuses on depicting the characters’ actions, gestures, and facial expressions so that readers can understand the psychology of women. The writer chooses very suitable details to reveal the fate as well as the beauty of the character. The character of the pick-up wife plays an important role in highlighting the ideological theme of the work and plays a decisive role in the formation of the story situation. living with her inherent good nature, of a Vietnamese woman.
The article analyzes the character of Trang’s wife in “Wife picked up” number 4
Kim Lan is a writer with many pages associated with the lives of farmers in the North of Vietnam. He has many works written about people and this land such as: “Village”, “Wife picked up”, “Ugly dog”. The work “Wife picked up” is extracted from the collection of stories “Ugly dog” is an excellent work of Kim Lan. The work is both a true picture of the terrible famine in 1945 and an ode to the beauty of humanity and the desire to live and the belief in the future of the poor workers. It seems that the fateful famine has made people forget their honor, they defied to live, even the happy story of life also clicked their tongue. The character Thi is a typical example of the unfortunate victims of that famine.
The work “Wife picked up” was written right after the Revolution with the name “Residence hamlet”. But due to the loss of the manuscript, after peace was restored, the author rewrote it as “Wife picked up”. The work has many characters, but the character “picked up by the wife” is the character that brings the most sympathy to the reader. This character is built on the contrast between outer appearance and inner qualities, between before and after becoming Trang’s wife.
First of all, the image that the wife picked up appeared to be a “poor, pathetic and reckless woman”. Because of hunger, they are willing to risk their face to get food to live through the day. Behind that carefree appearance, Thi is a person full of “feminine and aspirational”. This has contributed to honoring the beauty of women and the desire to live, the desire to live up to the light of tomorrow. All of this has given the reader a proper look at the pick-up wife – the victim of the famine in 1945.
Going through the length of the work, it is true that the wife picked up is “a poor, pathetic and reckless woman”. Thi is one of the countless victims of famine in the year of the Rooster. Under Kim Lan’s pen, Trang’s pick-up wife appeared out of nowhere, no name to call, no birth origin, no native homeland, everything about Thi is just a number. plump. It’s not that the writer can’t give Thi a name, but because Thi is a floating duck in the famine, an unknown woman. From the beginning to the end of the work, this character is only called “she”, “Thi”, “woman”, “new bride”, “my house”. But it was this character that left readers with many deep impressions, which resonated with the short story Wife Picked up.
Thi was blown away by the storm of famine to this land, living day to day without knowing tomorrow if it wasn’t for that time Mr. Thi appeared with a not-so-beautiful, attractive appearance. Thi’s portrait is described with “unremarkable features”. It was a thin woman, “clothes tattered like leeches’ nest”, “gray plowshare face” with “two sunken eyes”. Is it possible that the devastating force of the famine made Thi more disheveled, the poorer even more pitiful, it made that woman more miserable than ever. Hunger not only damaged Thi’s face but also damaged her personality and dignity.
Because of hunger, Thi became “cheerful”, “sloppy”, “sour, sharp”. Thi “curved”, “sulky” when communicating and talking. Hunger made Thi forget the meaning and self-respect of the girl. Being fed, Thi is ready to “swoop down and eat four bowls of banh mi without talking”. For Thi at that time, the food to maintain life was higher than her personality, if she died, her personality wouldn’t do anything.
Behind the situation of drifting and struggling, the “picked up wife” has a strong desire to live. Thi agreed to follow Trang because she wanted to live, not the type of woman and girl who were flirtatious. Thi despite everything to be eaten, eat to survive. It is the consciousness of clinging to life. When Mr. Trang often jokes, he jokes “if you want to follow me home, go to the car to carry things and then we will go home”. Thi did not answer but quietly followed Trang back, Thi indirectly agreed, an agreement without hesitation or hesitation at all, it seems that marriage has become easier and cheaper than ever. time out. The price of a woman is at least “Three hundred a woman / Buy and spread flower mats for sitting”. Here, Thi has “greatly lowered the price” to four bowls of castor cake, two moats of oil, and a basket of children. Does any town know who Trang is, how good or bad, her hometown and origin? With just a casual chant and a few bowls of cake, Thi followed her home to be Trang’s wife. Did Thi follow Trang just for food? Market is so easy, so superficial?
In fact, Thi’s act according to Trang comes from the desire to live. When she was close to death, the woman did not give up on life. On the contrary, Thi still rose above the bleak to build a family home. Thi Chinh’s life-loving optimism is a very valuable quality. As Kim Lan said: “When writing about people in the year of hunger, people often think of people who only think of death. I want to write a short story with a different meaning. In a dire situation, even though it is close to death, these people do not think about death but still look towards life, still hope, believe in the future”.
On the way to her husband’s house, in front of the “prying” look, at the jokes and teasing of the residents. If Mr. Trang is happy, smug, and proud of himself, the woman feels ashamed. Thi was embarrassed and lacked confidence, “one foot steps into the other’s tattered hat covering half of her face”. That femininity is also the image of a woman rich in self-respect. In fact, hunger pushed Thi to follow Trang. The storm of life pushed that extreme fate to fall on the shoulders of the rough man. But maybe it’s Thi’s luck. Because who knows, if it weren’t for that joke of Trang, in a few days, Thi might become a zombie in the midst of this terrible famine.
Kim Lan is very subtle when describing Thi’s psychology and personality. The writer seems to be immersed in the deep emotional feelings of the hungry woman. He seemed to see the humiliation of human life, even in the sloppy steps, the steps in each other’s way, both regret and shame. Even that sad sigh was worthy of his pity and love. That’s when Thi arrived at Trang’s house, seeing “the empty house standing huddled in the garden overgrown with tufts of weeds”, Thi “spressed a sigh”. This is a sigh of frustration, disappointment, but also acceptance. Who would have thought that the buoy that Thi had just clung to was a torn one.
In that sigh, there were both worries about the future of tomorrow, and both worries and responsibilities of Thi about her husband’s family situation, was it that Thi was aware of her responsibility for working with her husband? join hands to build a family. Thi’s heart is so precious. Or it was Kim Lan who blew into Thi’s soul that optimism so that Thi could feel confident for a life tomorrow. It is true that Thi did not find in Trang a bit of material support, but Trang is the most solid spiritual support for Thi at this time. This life in terms of love is also worth living.
At this point, the reader suddenly realizes that, inside her acrid, squishy look, Thi is a gentle, proper, caring and self-respecting woman. Inside the house, Thi shyly “sits” on the edge of the bed. Thi mean, respectfully, politely greet old lady Tu (greet twice). Thi showed herself to be a filial and polite daughter-in-law to her mother-in-law… The next morning, Thi got up very early with her mother-in-law to clean and rearrange the house, Mrs. Tu’s house now seems restored. birth.. At this point, readers can easily see: how much of Thi’s “fluffy” and “sulky” looks before are no longer there. It seems that Thi has changed to become more feminine. More than anyone else, Trang fully felt that wonderful change “Truong nom Thi today is very different, it is clear that she is a gentle and proper woman who no longer has a smug look like the times Trang met in Hanoi. outside the province”. At this time, Trang felt that her wife had really changed. It is the power of love that has moved and changed Thi.
During the first meal to welcome the bride: Although the meal was only “a pot of porridge that was loose, each person had two bowls of rice and was completely exhausted”, she had to eat bran porridge, but Thi was still happy and content. Thi has made the family atmosphere cozy and intimate like never before. The town is a cool wind blowing into the life of the Trang family, blowing into the soul of the clumsy driver, and even on the “gloomy” face of old lady Tu to look after her today. radiant.” Thi brought vitality and new information about the times to Trang’s mother and daughter. Hearing the sound of tax drums, Thi said to her mother-in-law: “On the Thai Nguyen side, in Bac Giang, people don’t pay taxes anymore. They even destroy the Japanese granaries to give to the hungry.” This understanding of Thi seems to have helped Trang realize the path forward that he will choose. Thereby, we feel that the character of Trang’s wife, the “new bride” is also a revolutionary messenger.
It can be said that the wife picked up a little description, but it is an indispensable character in the work. Thieu Thi, Trang is still just the Trang of the old days; Grandma Tu is still silent in suffering and extreme. Chinh Thi blew a breath of life, a new wind into the dark and poor life of Trang, brightening up her faith in life. Writing about Thi’s change in mentality, Kim Lan expressed her feelings of respect and praise for the good qualities of poor people. The writer’s humanitarian feelings are shown here. Therefore, both of the above opinions we find to be correct and valid. The market is poor, on the same road, reckless but pitiful than angry because behind that reckless road is the quality of life, rich in self-esteem and aspiration to overcome the tragedy of hunger to live for a bright light. tomorrow morning.
In short, the pick-up wife is a creation of Kim Lan. Through this character, the writer has expressed a beautiful human meaning. People who live in any miserable situation will always look to the future and never lose faith in life. Through the image of the character Thi, the writer exposes and unmasks the corrupt face of the colonialists and the oppressive powers, it is because of their crimes that the human condition is only worth a few bowls of cake. They are the culprits that destroy the future of so many people. Chinh Thi is an image that writer Kim Lan has built to tell the people and the other evil gang that Vietnamese women in particular and Vietnamese people in general never give up their lives in any place. any circuTaxances.