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What is a hero A hero is a person noted or admired for nobility courage or outstanding achievements In the two stories I read the two main characters although much different from each other in rank had many things in commonIn the story Field of Rice- Buck the character Wang San represents the traditional ancestral values of life especially when it comes to knowledge of the land and growing rice He believes rice should be grown close to the soil and that this has proven successful in China for thousands of years He risks getting himself and his villagers shot by voicing his opinion on how to plant rice to the communist authorities represented by Comrade LiComrade Li wanted the villagers to cut deep into the soil with machines just like the Americans However Wang Sang disagreed he said it may be successful in America but it wouldnt work on Chinas ancient soil Comrade Li is guided by the principles of Chairman Mao He believes in communism and that everyone shares equally when it comes to food clothing and land He accepted the new thinking that rice should be planted more deeply into the soil He also believes on coming down hard on any villager who disobeys Hes completely brainwashed by the communist system to the extent that he denounces his own father who refused to become a communist he saw this as his duty even though his father was shotWang San sees this duty as a dangerous matter He sees the dangers of having to choose family traditions and feelings over duty but he does so anyways He risks going to see Comrade Li on two occasions One to try to make him change his mind and later to console him when the rice crop fails Comrade Li realizes that hes been defeated and that he was wrong about the rice He later turns a gun on himself as a resultWang San to me
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