Waiting By Ha Jin Essay

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In the Novel, Waiting by Ha Jin, the author tells a dramactic love story of a selfish and careless man, who was force into an arranged marriage by his parents to a women whom he do not love. He then fell in love with another girl and promise her that he'll divorce his wife and marry her. Lin waited for 18 years for the divorce, but when he finally got what he thought he wanted, he realize that he is still waiting for something that dosen't seem to exist.Lin had never thought of marriage or having a family. He work as a doctor in a chinese military, all he really care about was ...view middle of the document...

Everyday, he couldnt stop daydreaming of him and Manna living together and having a family.18 years had passed, Lin and his wife were finally divorce, Lin didnt really show any happinesses when he got the divorce, probbaly because he had waited for 18 years and that it dosent even matter to him no more. Lin is the type of person who only care about himself, he's a selfish man. When he finally got the divorce with his wife Shuyu, he got marry with Manna, then she was pregnant with his baby. While she was pregnant, Lin didn't really show any love or concern for her. Soon Lin had realized that his love for her had grown out and that his feelings for her are no longer the same.In my opinion, I think that Lin just wanted a social life by himself and that Lin never really loved Manna, I think that he is just using her so he can have a reason to divorce his wife. Lin expect too much in his life, and when he thought his life was getting better, it actually get worst. Lin never really care for anyone but himself, all these years he try making his life perfect, but it didn't turn out the way he wanted it to be.Lin didnt really want any kids. So, when Manna was pregnant, he try to talk her into an abortion, but Manna wanted to keep it. Lin always have a change of heart, one minute he wants to be in Manna life, the other minute he don't. Lin's hopes and dream vaquished in think air

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