Rice Without Rain – Character Essay- Nedmanoon Angkulprasert ‘Rice Without

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Rice Without Rain - Character Essay- Nedmanoon Angkulprasert 'Rice Without Rain' by Minfong Ho is an extremely realistic novel, which portrays the way of life for traditional East Asian communities.

Minfong Ho sets out through writing 'Rice Without Rain' "to understand what happened to the Thai student movement during 1973-76, why it succeeded, why it failed and how it affected Thai farmers.

In the book there are a lot significant characters, but none in my opinion are more important that Nedmanoon Angkulprasert, who we refer to as Ned. He is at the centre of Maekung's rebellious fight to prevent giving up a full half of their crop annually.

The novel is set in a small, rural, traditional, Thai village. Even though the story is set around the period of nineteen seventy the village has many modern features however it also has many traditional assets including their way of life. For example they don't have any machinery to do their work just the villagers.

The time in which the story is set reflects upon the question at the start. As it is set in the seventies there is no equality in that part of the world, so as a result the rich farmers who own the surrounding land ignore the poor villagers of Maekung.

Ned, in effect comes into the story at a later stage. He is brought into the book to lead the students and to guide the villagers on their way to keep most of the crop that they work for and deserve.

He is introduced in chapter two and from then on I think he plays a major role in the book. He comes across as a very witty person as he can always answer the question of the common villagers. He seems to be the leader of the group of students, and he is also the person who makes sure the travelling students have a place to stay.

After the first couple of days of Ned's arrival in Maekung, he is being looked up to by almost all of the villagers; nearly all of the towns' folk knew his name and respected him.

"But it is meant for you," " Ned said we'd be parasites if we didn't contribute our share of the food," said Sri. This supports the above statement because it shows that even the students accompanying him are saying how everyone must stick together. Sri has kept her word to Ned about helping out, it also shows Ned is thoughtful.

Ned could be described as being in control of the group of students; Minfong Ho has designated him to this part of the story to act as the leader as he is a strong character.

Ned is brought into context with the rest of the book through the way he leads the villagers to rebel concerning the overpriced rent. Ned's contributions to this book slightly ease the upheaval towards the other characters.

My first impressions of Ned were that he was a very forward and person and that he was of a character that didn't belong in this novel. I though he was too smart for his own good and he should have used a less witty approach. However I think his relationship with Jinda had a shaky start, but towards the end they had a solid relationship and they both knew they had put a good fight to resist the rent.

The involvement of Ned in chapters three and four is brief and unimportant but when he comes in chapter five he disguises the way he wants to see Jinda by saying he is coming for the nose drilling of Pinit's buffalo.

Ned is determined to see Jinda and this is obvious through the affection he has for her and the way he always wants to see her, Jinda also feels the same way. Another thing that Ned wants changed is the rent that the villagers are being forced to pay and it is as of then that Ned decides to make a stand. "Paying half the rent is far too high," supports this but Inthorn is reluctant to change so he does not agree just yet. Ned also says "You don't have to let them take it away, keep a bigger share for yourself," Even though Ned is from a different part of Thailand he knows that they must resist the rent.

Ned sort of takes a liking towards Pinit hoping that it will reflect on the way Jinda sees him even though he goes along with Pinit to see the buffalo's nose getting drilled and to give Pinit a bit of support.

The change Ned brings about is a gradual thing, and, even though Inthorn is later killed he is still confident on resisting the rent.

Since Ned came into the novel we can see that he has to make certain adjustments to his life and he has also had to make certain personal sacrifices, however Ned reacts well to these changes but I think these drive him to work harder towards the rent resistance and I think it strengthens his relationship with Jinda.

He is a very good motivator Rice Without Rain - Character Essay- Nedmanoon Angkulprasert 'Rice Without Rain' by Minfong Ho is an extremely realistic novel, which portrays the way of life for traditional East Asian communities.

Minfong Ho sets out through writing 'Rice Without Rain' "to understand what happened to the Thai student movement during 1973-76, why it succeeded, why it failed and how it affected Thai farmers.

In the book there are a lot significant characters, but none in my opinion are more important that Nedmanoon Angkulprasert, who we refer to as Ned. He is at the centre of Maekung's rebellious fight to prevent giving up a full half of their crop annually.

The novel is set in a small, rural, traditional, Thai village. Even though the story is set around the period of nineteen seventy the village has many modern features however it also has many traditional assets including their way of life. For example they don't have any machinery to do their work just the villagers.

The time in which the story is set reflects upon the question at the start. As it is set in the seventies there is no equality in that part of the world, so as a result the rich farmers who own the surrounding land ignore the poor villagers of Maekung.

Ned, in effect comes into the story at a later stage. He is brought into the book to lead the students and to guide the villagers on their way to keep most of the crop that they work for and deserve.

He is introduced in chapter two and from then on I think he plays a major role in the book. He comes across as a very witty person as he can always answer the question of the common villagers. He seems to be the leader of the group of students, and he is also the person who makes sure the travelling students have a place to stay.

After the first couple of days of Ned's arrival in Maekung, he is being looked up to by almost all of the villagers; nearly all of the towns' folk knew his name and respected him.

"But it is meant for you," " Ned said we'd be parasites if we didn't contribute our share of the food," said Sri. This supports the above statement because it shows that even the students accompanying him are saying how everyone must stick together. Sri has kept her word to Ned about helping out, it also shows Ned is thoughtful.

Ned could be described as being in control of the group of students; Minfong Ho has designated him to this part of the story to act as the leader as he is a strong character.

Ned is brought into context with the rest of the book through the way he leads the villagers to rebel concerning the overpriced rent. Ned's contributions to this book slightly ease the upheaval towards the other characters.

My first impressions of Ned were that he was a very forward and person and that he was of a character that didn't belong in this novel. I though he was too smart for his own good and he should have used a less witty approach. However I think his relationship with Jinda had a shaky start, but towards the end they had a solid relationship and they both knew they had put a good fight to resist the rent.

The involvement of Ned in chapters three and four is brief and unimportant but when he comes in chapter five he disguises the way he wants to see Jinda by saying he is coming for the nose drilling of Pinit's buffalo.

Ned is determined to see Jinda and this is obvious through the affection he has for her and the way he always wants to see her, Jinda also feels the same way. Another thing that Ned wants changed is the rent that the villagers are being forced to pay and it is as of then that Ned decides to make a stand. "Paying half the rent is far too high," supports this but Inthorn is reluctant to change so he does not agree just yet. Ned also says "You don't have to let them take it away, keep a bigger share for yourself," Even though Ned is from a different part of Thailand he knows that they must resist the rent.

Ned sort of takes a liking towards Pinit hoping that it will reflect on the way Jinda sees him even though he goes along with Pinit to see the buffalo's nose getting drilled and to give Pinit a bit of support.

The change Ned brings about is a gradual thing, and, even though Inthorn is later killed he is still confident on resisting the rent.

Since Ned came into the novel we can see that he has to make certain adjustments to his life and he has also had to make certain personal sacrifices, however Ned reacts well to these changes but I think these drive him to work harder towards the rent resistance and I think it strengthens his relationship with Jinda.

He is a very good motivator Rice Without Rain - Character Essay- Nedmanoon Angkulprasert 'Rice Without Rain' by Minfong Ho is an extremely realistic novel, which portrays the way of life for traditional East Asian communities.

Minfong Ho sets out through writing 'Rice Without Rain' "to understand what happened to the Thai student movement during 1973-76, why it succeeded, why it failed and how it affected Thai farmers.

In the book there are a lot significant characters, but none in my opinion are more important that Nedmanoon Angkulprasert, who we refer to as Ned. He is at the centre of Maekung's rebellious fight to prevent giving up a full half of their crop annually.

The novel is set in a small, rural, traditional, Thai village. Even though the story is set around the period of nineteen seventy the village has many modern features however it also has many traditional assets including their way of life. For example they don't have any machinery to do their work just the villagers.

The time in which the story is set reflects upon the question at the start. As it is set in the seventies there is no equality in that part of the world, so as a result the rich farmers who own the surrounding land ignore the poor villagers of Maekung.

Ned, in effect comes into the story at a later stage. He is brought into the book to lead the students and to guide the villagers on their way to keep most of the crop that they work for and deserve.

He is introduced in chapter two and from then on I think he plays a major role in the book. He comes across as a very witty person as he can always answer the question of the common villagers. He seems to be the leader of the group of students, and he is also the person who makes sure the travelling students have a place to stay.

After the first couple of days of Ned's arrival in Maekung, he is being looked up to by almost all of the villagers; nearly all of the towns' folk knew his name and respected him.

"But it is meant for you," " Ned said we'd be parasites if we didn't contribute our share of the food," said Sri. This supports the above statement because it shows that even the students accompanying him are saying how everyone must stick together. Sri has kept her word to Ned about helping out, it also shows Ned is thoughtful.

Ned could be described as being in control of the group of students; Minfong Ho has designated him to this part of the story to act as the leader as he is a strong character.

Ned is brought into context with the rest of the book through the way he leads the villagers to rebel concerning the overpriced rent. Ned's contributions to this book slightly ease the upheaval towards the other characters.

My first impressions of Ned were that he was a very forward and person and that he was of a character that didn't belong in this novel. I though he was too smart for his own good and he should have used a less witty approach. However I think his relationship with Jinda had a shaky start, but towards the end they had a solid relationship and they both knew they had put a good fight to resist the rent.

The involvement of Ned in chapters three and four is brief and unimportant but when he comes in chapter five he disguises the way he wants to see Jinda by saying he is coming for the nose drilling of Pinit's buffalo.

Ned is determined to see Jinda and this is obvious through the affection he has for her and the way he always wants to see her, Jinda also feels the same way. Another thing that Ned wants changed is the rent that the villagers are being forced to pay and it is as of then that Ned decides to make a stand. "Paying half the rent is far too high," supports this but Inthorn is reluctant to change so he does not agree just yet. Ned also says "You don't have to let them take it away, keep a bigger share for yourself," Even though Ned is from a different part of Thailand he knows that they must resist the rent.

Ned sort of takes a liking towards Pinit hoping that it will reflect on the way Jinda sees him even though he goes along with Pinit to see the buffalo's nose getting drilled and to give Pinit a bit of support.

The change Ned brings about is a gradual thing, and, even though Inthorn is later killed he is still confident on resisting the rent.

Since Ned came into the novel we can see that he has to make certain adjustments to his life and he has also had to make certain personal sacrifices, however Ned reacts well to these changes but I think these drive him to work harder towards the rent resistance and I think it strengthens his relationship with Jinda.

He is a very good motivator