An Incident Lu Xun

An Incident Lu Xun

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AnIncident: Lu Xun


Theincident is a catch story. It is a great piece of work and depictsvarious ideas ranging from social conflict problems. The setting ofthe story s a breezy day in a little town where the character in thestory is the narrator, old woman, rickshaw puller and the policeofficer. The narrator narrated those events in sequential order. Thenarrator was involved in the internal conflict inherent in the story.

Causesof conflict

Conflictsare derived from our inner circles and come from within. Thenarrators source of tension, stress and suffering are derived fromwithin. The symbol “I” is referred to a person with highposition. It symbolizes societal supremacy. The author isinconsiderate and insensitive for the feelings of the old woman. Heshowed the old woman no mercy even when he understood the scenariothat had dragged the woman. For instance, he ensured that rickshawpuller continued to do what they did.


Thecharacters of the story are different where we can see the acts ofrickshaw puller influences the narrator at the end. The author isinconsiderate and insensitive for the feelings of the old woman.Thenarrator is both the antagonist and the protagonist since after theincident he experienced a moment of internal conflict. Nevertheless,the rickshaw puller was concerned about the woman. In essence, hesympathized with her and helped her to a safe place. He was concernedeven when his act meant that he disobeyed the narrator who was hismaster. Rickshaw dragged the old woman. As a result, he had herclothes torn and he stumbled on all fours. The police, just like thewoman played a minority role.

Eventsand Causes

Thestory is presented by the narrator where he is not clear when itrefers to the author of the story or not. Nevertheless, it somehowuses “I” as the narrator. The masterpiece of Lu Xun is a bitdepressing. The main character is quite moving on realizing hismistake. The old woman was disgraced and thus I feel sorry for her.This incident is quite hurting to her since she is old and probablyweak.


Atthe end of the story, the characters realize the lesson’s incidentwhere the breeze stops finally. Our conclusion can derived that evenwhen the elite are rich they need the mass power masses to make thevision to be real. The elite need the poor people to move sincewithout them, there will be no move. They were just keeping theorder. Nevertheless, the individuals making the social routine arethose below the class.


Thestory presents symbolism. Breeze is used in the story where it isstrongly gushing. At the end of the story, the characters realize thelesson’s incident where the breeze stops finally. Breeze signifiescoldness of heart inherent in the main characters. After theincident, the narrator realized after the incident where he getsmoved by rickshaw puller acts of kindness. From the fundamentals oflogics, he understood there was a tender and kind hearted man inrickshaw puller. Nevertheless, he had slept as a result of thedisgrace that he faced over the years of social and political mattersgoverning the location.


Thenarrator reflects those above the social pyramid where the people areplaced under. In the same regard, at such a time, China men were seenas superior to women. “I” has the power epitome of position andpower in the story. The pull by rickshaw presents the individuals whowork harder where he workers for the narrator.


Theold woman presents those who are oppressed helplessly. Even when theywant to move and stand beyond their lives, they could not since theylacked the prerequisite to perform. Thus, they hunger for the gracethat the poor can give. The incident’s theme is that of kindness insomeone’s heart. In essence, it is the matter or revival. The storycontains various message such as truth in the social circles ofpeople in a nation.