History class essay

Write 950-1000 words on this topic:

To what extent, if at all, is each of the protagonists in the following works a captive of his/her

own past, inhibited from taking steps to solve her/his problems? How successful, if at all,

iis each protagonist in making changes in how he or she leads his or her life?

Discuss with specific reference to both of the following:

  1. Chuan-sheng, in “Regret for the Past” (1925) by Lu Hsun, in The Power of


  1. Zhenzhen, in “When I was in Xia Village” (1941) by Ding Ling, in The Power of