Community Web Version Now Available
How to understand this sentence? I am confused about the following sentence. Could you please answer my questions? "as the politics of both the outmoded Confucian family and fractured Chinese nationhood intersect, what the sad young (gay) man rebels against is a political fluctuation which is no longer fixed; as the young man's opposition is no longer fixed, so too does he become alienated even from his own rebellious cause. " 1) What does "nationhood intersect" here mean? 2) Does the 'fixed' here mean "cannot be changed" ? 3) What does " beome alienated ... from ...cause" mean? Thank you.
Dec 29, 2015 9:29 PM
Answers · 4
1. Intersect means when those two things come together, "the outmoded Confucian family and fractured Chinese nationhood". So when one takes into account those two things, this is what happens. 2. Yes. The political system is now fluctuating or more flexible. 3. "Become alienated" means to be separated from something, isolated, cut off. He no longer feels connected to his own cause.
December 29, 2015
December 30, 2015
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, German, Korean
Learning Language
English, Korean