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Although Ben- Hur and Pu Yi were from entirely different times they both experience many of the same obstacles Because of the hard ships of the positions in their communities they experienced the rise and fall from riches to rags Pu Yi being called to be the emperor at a very young age never experienced many hard ships until a later age When he was older his power was removed due to the entrance of communism Ben- Hur was a well-respected man in his community for what he believed in and not for his power Both men had to deal with the tragic loss of their positions Pu Yi by the coming of communism and Ben- Hur by betrayal from the Roman government Both men were dismissed by a form of government that no longer approved of their beliefs Ben-Hur was taken captive by the Roman army and was sent to row on war ships there he spent three years of his life and through his boldness was spared by a Roman official during a naval battle This man then adopted him Pu Yi was also taken captive in the Empyreal city when he was made Emperor he was also made a prisoner After communism was a factor in his life he was even more of a prisoner he had no power over anything but the city and even that he had little or no control of Later in his life the Japanese asked him to be the emperor again but the were only setting him up he then became a prisoner much like Ben-Hur The only difference between the two men was the case of freedom Ben-Hur had experienced freedom and would regain freedom but Pu Yi wouldnt Pu Yi would spend most of the rest of his life in a jail cell Ben-Hur found Christianity and respect from the
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