Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick Analysis

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I read the book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick, which was written in the year of 2009. I like the book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Barbara Demick, I thought the book was very well written and I found the book to be very fascinating and educationally. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is about six different people’s life in North Korea. She first starts out talking about woman name Mi-ran who was the daughter of a man who was from South Korea and was POW which made her and her siblings to have tainted blood and was punished in North Korea by not being able to get into a good college or get a good job because of their tainted blood. Mi-ran went to a teacher school and became elementary …show more content…
Kim was short female only 4’11 and weight under hundred pounds, and she was chosen to go to medical school at age of 16. When she was a doctor in North Korea she witnessed a lot of her patient from the lack of proper medicine and food. Dr. Kim was female who was divorced and her child live with her ex-husband for it was North Korea tradition for the male of take the child(ren) they get divorced. Her father died and she hated her life in North Korea, she was starving for Doctor in North Korea did not make much money, she eventually escape to China from North Korea and now lives in South …show more content…
Kim Hyucks escape for the orphanages because he was bullied and when he went back to his home town he realized his father was died. He was in little gang with other teenager who stole food to survive, he eventually lift the little gang. He started crossing the border into China and was selling North Korea pots, pans and jewelry and eventually was caught and was in prisoned, where his shoe was stolen from another inmate. There prison was very poor the inmate would starve to death from lack of food, there was not much crime in the prison because they were starving to death. Kim Hyucks was released from the labor camp in 2000 and then later escape to South Korea. When I read the book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick I learned that North Korea in the 90s would treat people who lived in North Korea was from South Korea was treated awful especially their children, they were viewed to be tainted. Which is just awful they are all Korean and should not be treated like that. It’s truly sickening how North Korea treats their

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