Loung Ung

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  • They Killed My Father

    In the memoir, First They Killed My Father, Loung recaps her life from the age of five to the age of nine. Loung Ung describes to the young readers her torturous, devastating life during the Khmer Rouge invasion of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. Loung tries to inform the reader of how life was for the people during Pol Pot’s, the leader of the Angrakha, regime by stating her own life experience at the age of 5 but using the diction of an adult. Loung depicts the situations occurring, repeats…

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  • The Lucky Child Theme

    that are kept throughout many generations. They are worshipped by many, but are also scorned when the customs don’t align to a person 's view. In the novel Lucky Child, Loung and Chou are caught in between a war and are then placed into two different worlds. The clash between the two different environments create conflict for Chou, Loung and their eldest brother Meng’s education. The customs of one 's culture can prevent a person from being able to receive a proper education. Chou, the oldest…

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  • Analysis Of Loung Ung's Wartime Issues

    Wartime Issues Loung Ung, she is a Cambodian born motivational speaker, lecturer and a human rights activist. In 1975, her family and herself was captured into a meager village in Cambodia and was compelled to work for the Khmer Rouge. The five years she was captured, she wasn’t given the right education, was malnourished, and they scarcely had any free time. Due to her wartime experiences, as a young child, Ung’s adolescence was lost and demolished by the Angkar in various ways and because of…

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  • First They Killed My Father Book Report

    Primary Sources: Ung, Loung. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Print This book helped me see Loung Ung View as a child on what happened in her life during the Killing Fields Period. This book shows the struggles that she faced to become who she was today. It shows the terrible experiences she faced under the Pol Pot's Regime. And how she managed to survive through, losing her family and slowey reunited with her family. This…

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  • Angka Child Soldiers

    children here” (Ung 130). Cambodian children, just like Loung Ung, were forced into combat through the use of propaganda and persuasion. At many camps throughout Cambodia, children were taught to love and respect the Angkar; they were instructed to put the Khmer Rouge before themselves and die for the cause. These young children were brainwashed to believe the Angkar loves and protects, so going into the war was a service and duty. Knowing any opposition would result in harsh consequences, Ung…

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  • A Homonym Summary: The Purpose Of In The Wake

    The purpose of In the Wake is to examines the effect of social, cultural, and political exclusion of black lives in society (after slavery) by implementing the metaphor of “wake” and using it in various ways. Alongside, Sharpe uses similes, first person, symbolism, repetition, and quotation from numerous other authors to look at the historical and social processes, and “to tell a story capable of engaging and countering the violent of abstraction”. Since the word “wake” is a homonym, the author…

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  • Analysis Of First They Killed My Father By Loug Ung

    The non-fiction book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers written by Loung Ung recounts of her and family’s experiences during the Khmer Rouge. Many families such as Ung 's family had to evacuate their homes and from that point on had to strategize for their survival. Survivors of the Khmer Rouge used several tactics in order to stay alive and/or keep their remaining family members alive. One strategy survivors used was lying about their identity/background because that…

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  • Rithipl: A Summary And Analysis

    When I was younger I used to go to a summer camp near my home. An older Cambodian immigrant named Rithipol, or Ria for short, was employed to tend the gardens around the buildings. Often the campers would go and help the man with the gardens around the camp, and in return he would tell stories. Sometimes he would speak of the small village he was born, at other times he might elucidate on how he came to America. One story I only ever hear him tell once has stuck with me over the last eight…

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