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Imagine a land in which your right to life and liberty is not absolute a land where you are no longer free to live your life by your own judgment but rather are increasingly regulated and forbidden by the state Imagine that you live in a country in which you no longer have the right to control the use of you own property where the state dictates to you how much of your money you be allowed to keep for your own needs where your freedom of speech is restricted the state determining what you may and may not say about certain things In such a situation just what exactly does the future hold for you If your freedom is being continually repossessed by the state it will eventually evaporate altogether When it finally does disappear then what will you be living undera regime wherein the rights of individuals are virtually non-existent a dictatorship Through their respective texts author Jung Chan and script-writerProducer Agnieszka Holland have tried to convey the constraints found in such a world however in both cases the subject matter has not been imaginary at all Wild Swans is a novel which spans three-generations Jung Chang describing her her mothers and her grandmothers journey through an ever-changing China In the latter part of the novel Jung recounts the countrys journey into the darkness of tyranny faithfully describing the growth of communist-china led by the ruthless dictator Mao Zedong Through the effective medium of the written word Jung heightens the readers awareness of the abuses prevalent in China during that time emphasising the total loss of basic human-rights which a better part of the Chinese population experienced Similarly in the film Europa Europa Agnieszka Holland brings to life the true story of Solomon Perel a young Jewish boy who survived Nazi Germany by posing as an Aryan youth Although seen through the eyes of Solomon the viewer is still able to comprehend large-scale
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