Analysis Of Shiga Composed Many Stories Based On His Own Life

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Shiga composed many stories based on his own life events. His works generally had lessons that could be taken after reading his work. In this particular story the lesson is about being open to others. After researching Shiga’s biography, two clear connections to Hans Crime stand out. First, religion acts as a guide in both the biography and the story. Second, the death of a child traumatically changes both Shiga and the character Han’s life.
The basis of the story centers on Chinese juggler named Han, who faces a miserable marriage. He believes his wife is pregnant before they are married, then the baby dies. He believes his wife killed it on purpose. They fight all the time and are tired with the relationship. They go on stage to perform the knife throwing act, Hans nerves are up with the sight of her from a fight the night before. He starts to throw knifes and knows something is off in the throwing and he sees his wife knows also. Then one hits her and she dies right there. Han is arrested and took to court to talk to a judge about the killing and is eventually found not guilty. (214-222)
The one lesson evident in the story was to be open. Meaning if you are unhappy then speak up. Do not be afraid to break off an awful situation. Han was with his wife for quite some time, most of which was unhappily spent. If he had left her, or even spoke about his problems to her then the situation could have been avoided. Han wanted no wrong to be on his side (219), that’s why he…

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