Sentimental Love Analysis

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Question #5 Woo, the narrator, was able to connect with her dead mother and accept her Chinese heritage by fulfilling her mother’s dream of returning to China and finding the mother’s twin daughters, Woo’s half-sisters. As soon as the narrator’s train left the Hong Kong’s border to enter Shenzhen, as her mother, Suyuan, predicted, Woo could feel and see she was becoming Chinese, stating, “I feel different. I can feel the skin on my forehead tingling, my blood rushing through a new course, my bones aching with a familiar old pain.” She also stated how her mother was right about becoming Chinese. Once Woo had found her twin half-sisters, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa, she sees her sisters …show more content…
Mel seems to know what love is, yet he feels as though no one really knows what love is, quoting, “It seems to me we’re just beginners at love.” Mel categorizes love in two ways: physical love and sentimental love. Mel describes physical love as an “impulse that drives you to someone special, as well as love of the other person’s being, his or her essence, as it were.” On the other hand, sentimental love, or “carnal love,” as Mel describes, “the day-to-day caring about the other person.” Mel seems to know of what love is; however, at the same time, he does not understand how people can love someone at one point in life, then lose that love at another point in life; for an example, Mel and his first wife, Marjorie. Mel loved Marjorie, but now despises her. Mel’s first marriage gives Mel an insight on love, that people can love more than one person in a life time. When Mel talks about what love is to this friends, he also talks about how Terri’s violent relationship with her, Ed, was not love, quoting, “I don’t know what you’d call it, but I sure know you wouldn’t call it love.” Mel classifies love as an impulse get have someone and caring about someone day-to-day. Love is endless and can be found in multiple people. Love is understandable to no one, for everyone has an opinion of what love is or how it …show more content…
Bub did not know much about who Robert was. In addition, the fact that Robert was blind bothered Bub. Bub also felt sorry for Robert and his dead wife, Beulah, because, “They’d married, lived and worked together, slept together and then the blind man had to bury her. All this without seeing her face.” Then, Bub had pity for Beulah for the fact that she was, “a woman that who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one.” When the blind man arrived to Bub’s house, Bub was surprised by the blind man’s appearance and personality. Robert was not like the “blind men” in the movies. After watching TV about European cathedrals, Bub tries to describe a cathedral to Robert, but Bub struggles. Then, Robert asks Bub to draw a cathedral with him and to close his eyes. When Robert and Bub were done with drawing, Bub stated that, “It was like nothing else in my life up to that point,” and kept his eyes closed. Robert got Bub to try something out of Bub’s comfort zone and be more open. Robert showed Bub that everything is not what it seems to be, such as, Robert is not the typical blind man Bub thought Robert out to be. Bub felt as though he was comfortable with the blind man. Also, Bub felt saved from his own blindness and bitter judgment of how Robert lived his life with his

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