Since Ned came into the novel we can see that he has to make certain adjustments to his life and he has also had to make certain personal sacrifices, however Ned reacts well to these changes but I think these drive him to work harder towards the rent resistance and I think it strengthens his relationship with Jinda. What similarities are there between Ned and him? He seems to be the leader of the group of students, and he is also the person who makes sure the travelling students have a place to stay. Ned, in effect comes into the story at a later stage. She was concerned with Asian stories and fables that glossed over, or completely obscured, the real challenges of rural poverty. This book is about the drought in Central Thailand. Jinda receives a letter from her little brother, Pinit.
There is Sri, who brings with her life-saving medicines and knowledge of how to use them. Because my parents are from China, they praised me, scolded me, told me long bedtime stories, and recited poetry to me all in Chinese. It was not fair and Jinda and Ned knew it. Society cant accept the fact that there is difference among people, if one person is different, then the whole community system is out of order. Love interest is provided by the growing mutual infatuation of Ned and Jinda, sensitively and realistically handled.
Minfong Ho really did a good job on the book. However this simplicity and innocence is taken away when a group of university students from Bangkok spent a period of time living with the villagers. Only much later did I team English from strict teachers in school, and so I think of English as the language of my head. Its now left to Jinda to try for the release of her father. Students from different universities from all over were going against Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn, a former military ruler to return to Thailand.
In Harper Lees novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the theme of appearance vs reality is a very prevalent one. . Out of all the Asian literature books I've read back then, this is one of the books that left the strongest impression to me. The time in which the story is set reflects upon the question at the start. Then out of the blue four students from richer Thailand. Finally is that the laws are never fair to some people.
I learned from Jinda , that when push comes to shove you have to do what's best or what you think is best! I remembered how I cried when I was reading it. Many of the same idealistic university students, teachers and activists hea This book was a great surprise. Dejected and lost, she returns back to her life back in village, to take care of the last rites of her father. I thought that it was very slow at the beginning. During my first winter, I used to sit near that tree and imagine that I was home. And I'm not saying that long chapters are a bad thing, I'm just pointing it out. I rate Rice Without Rain by Minfong Ho ten out of ten for creating such a hidden tre So far Rice without Rain by Minfong Ho has to be the hardest book I read to date but is definitely is the hardest book to put down I become so absorbed by Jinda's and Ned's contrasting views of the Thai student movement during 1973 that I began to question my feeling towards Thailand military influence on the whole nation as I have very little knowledge or awareness of Thailand student protest in the early 70's.
This chapter is full of tension and events that move at shocking speed. I rate Rice Without Rain by Minfong Ho ten out of ten for creating such a hidden treasure it felt like to me I was having a personnel history lesson outside of school and I would definitely encourage school libraries to stock Rice Without Rain on their bookshelves. Even though the story is set around the period of nineteen seventy the village has many modern features however it also has many traditional assets including their way of life. There is Sri, who brings with her life-saving medicines and knowledge of how to use them. Inthorn, the headman, was arrested and was subjected to torture and humiliation in the town jail. Rice after all, is my staple food.
Rice Without Rain was a deeply moving piece of work, done within 200 pages. But I like the ending when the female protagonist I've read this when I was in high school. Against a vividly evoked backdrop of rural and urban Thailand, Jinda heroically faces the challenges of holding on to who she is as the world around her revolves in what seems to be never-ending change. Ned went back with the communist. At first i was not too exited about reading a book about a farmland of rice drying, i did not think there would be much of a story at all for the next 236 pages of the book. It took a Catholic church wedding and a Chinese tea ceremony both in Singapore and a Buddhist wrist-binding ritual in a Thai village to satisfy our families and friends. Jinda falls in love with a university student who comes to her village to lead farmers in a liberation from their landlords.
It is almost too late when Jinda realizes that her trust is misplaced -- that to Sri and Ned their cause is more important than the lives it would affect. He comes across as a very witty person as he can always answer the question of the common villagers. The major lesson for Dao is that no man will ever satisfied her needs. I remembered my disappointment when Ned didn't choose to stay. In the young university students, her father found the courage to speak and to stand up against the exorbitant rent imposed upon the villagers for the use of the village farmland. She had two babies with someone that doesn't care about her. That they were so selfish they couldent let the people who deserved to go to that school the ones who had been working there whole lives but poor because of the landlords and as uhsuall the villagers were still working there butt off.