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Monday, March 7, 2016
Life in South Korea seemed simple to Yeong-Hye.
married girl. Sensible. A wonderful cook and obedient wife. Her husband seemed
to have the best intentions, although they had nothing to do with her
happiness. She never complained, until the nightmares began. Recurring horrible
dreams containing misunderstood violence and a lot of blood, force Yeong-Hye to
become a vegetarian. She cannot eat meat, look at meat or be near anyone with
meat. Her husband does not understand. Her restrictive family thinks she is
losing her mind. And very slowly and sadly she does. Yeong-Hye’s sister tries
her very best to understand her as she fades away both physically and mentally.
She loves her sister. Even when Yeong-Hye’s husband abandons her and she herself
is betrayed by her own artistic good for nothing husband, she wants to save
Yeong-Hye, from her worst enemy, herself. This was a very beautifully written
narrative of a young woman’s choices, the ones we make, and the ones out of our
control. It is a simple thought provoking and unique look at a life, here,
there or anywhere. It is a strange story, but I liked it.