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The Laughing Sutra by Mark Salzman is a story about Hsun-chings journey to America so he may find an old Buddhist scripture and bring it back to his adopted father in China Hsun-ching is accompanied by Colonel Sun an immortal who spent his early life as a soldier he was essential in assisting Hsun-ching on his journey to America and retrieving the sutra Although The Laughing Sutra portrays Hsun-ching as the hero because he brought his master the final sutra I think that Colonel Sun is the real hero because he saved Hsun-chings life on many occasions he was critical to safely travel through China and Hong Kong and he was essential to recover the sutra in order for Wei-ching to finally be able to read it A hero can be defined as a person who performs acts without expecting anything in return Hero may also be defined as a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability Webster A hero is also a person who is willing to sacrifice his or her own life for the greater good Colonel Sun is the hero in this novel because he was committed to helping Hsun-ching at all costs But the only reason I am here and not closer to the boat is that I assumed you wanted to get the sutra at all costs And I promised to help you 241 Colonel Sun gave his word to Hsun-ching and stood by it throughout the journey he was willing to have to hurt or possibly kill someone or risk being caught by the police in order to allow Hsun-ching to bring the sutra back to China Colonel Sun demonstrated his heroism on many occasions throughout the story First when he saved Hsun-ching from his demise by catching him when he was thrown off the waterfall Someone tried to kill this boy today I happened to be nearby so I was
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