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    Being separated from the person you love for two weeks might be hard. But being separated from your own sibling for almost 15 years is what Loung Ung had to go through with her sister Chou, and that’s after escaping a war, too. In the book Lucky Child by Loung Ung, Loung and her sister Chou are separated when Loung is given the opportunity to go to America with her brother and her sister in law. Chou is forced to stay in Cambodia with the rest of their family where the war is still going on, and lives her life in fear. AS Loung instantly becomes accustomed to the American way, Chou must stays responsible back in Cambodia, such as wanting to show respect to her family by taking care of the younger children while cooking and at age 18 she…

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    own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Loung Ung is a victim of the 1975 Cambodian Genocide and lost almost everything that she held dear to her including her home, her parents, and two of her sisters. However, she did not let their deaths weight her down as she went on to survive the wrath of the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge started a takeover of the country in 1975 to revert it back to its agrarian roots. In this time, millions of Cambodians were killed…

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    We take things for granted, we wouldn’t understand anything Loung Ung has been through. As a young child Loung Ung faced many challenges during the war that impacted her childhood. . Many times Loung had to keep her head up and be strong, she never gave up. As a result of the war, Ung faced living in a strict environment. Since they were the newcomers, they had to live under the rules and regulations of the Khmer Rouge, which caused lack of privacy in the Ung family., the quote from the text…

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    as the character? Why or why not? In this book the rights of the citizens were being violated. They were forced to leave their homes and move. They had to obey all of the laws of the Khmer Rouge. Loung Ung and her family had to change their identities to stay safe. They were always on the run and they fought to stay alive everyday. Everything they owned was burned. The soldiers were abusing their power of authority by shooting innocent people. They will kill anyone that does not please them. If…

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    Loung Ung, the author of Lucky Child, was a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide that happened during the period between 1975 and 1979, when more than two million Cambodians were killed by the Khmer Rouge, which counted as nearly 25% of the country’s total population (p. xi). Every aspect of life was monitored and controlled by the Khmer Rouge, who was aiming to clear all their political threats and to create a utopian state (p. xii). Most of the citizens, including Loung and her family members,…

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    emotional piece by Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father, recounts the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime and how she and some members of her family survived the mass killings. The autobiography is told from Loung Ung’s point of view as an adult looking back at what happened from ages five to nine. The events of this tragedy happens in three parts: before the Khmer Rouge takeover, under the Khmer Rouge reign and life afterwards. While living under Khmer Rouge regime, Ung tells of life in…

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    In this memoir of First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, the narrator faces many difficulties throughout her childhood and and because this is written by Loung as an adult it is very interesting to see her perception of herself at the age of five. This memoir talks about the tragedies that took place during the Khmer Rouge that was led by Pol Pot. Khmer Rouge tore families apart, killed innocent children and left many to die due to famine. Between 1975 and 1978, there was an estimated number…

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    Growing up in the United States, my mother's side of the family would annually host a day to pray to our passed relatives; they suffered a distressing escape from the Vietnam War just to integrate back into normal society. Despite some of my relatives say we had the fortune of a red envelope, numerous family members told me that the Communists caused us to suffer. At five years old, I believed everything they said; especially things from my parents because I was naive. After all these years, I…

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    First They Killed My Father Essay The book First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung takes place in Cambodia during the Cambodian Genocide. The Cambodian Genocide is the action of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, who killed many people based on ethnicityt. The main character, Loung Ung, lives in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge takes over Phnom Penh forcing Loung and her family to flee the capital. Loung's three older siblings are forced to go work at different…

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    First Hand Experience

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    First hand experience overpowers hearing or reading about a particular event in all cases. Feelings come alive and a true identity is revealed when exposed to a breathtaking experience first handed. First They Killed My Father and Walking With Living Feet both show how first hand experience creates a different mood in a reader because the authors tone is different. An authors purpose of first hand experience is greatly different than the author just describing an event to a reader. As a result,…

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