Hwang Sun Won Cranes Essay

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The author, Hwang Sun-won, includes this passage from his short story “Cranes” in order to show that freedom is not impossible. In the second paragraph Song-sam sees a "group of cranes that looked like men in white clothes bending over".This reminded him of when he and Tok-chae were younger and they captured a crane, detaining it from escaping by tying it up. Then they proceeded to pat it on the head like a pet and ride on his back daily. Unknowingly they are actually hurting the crane keeping it from joining his kind. Subsequently Song-sam and Tok-chae find out that a man was coming to catch these cranes for an experiment. They hurried as fast as they could and let the crane that they captured free. The "crane stretched its ling neck with

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