Rated of 5
While taking the moving book the Mao's Last Dancer, the individual struggling life of Li impressed me more than his dancer's life and defection.
We can't deny everyone has the fate including Li - from a remote countryside to a dance school in Beijing, from Beijing to Huston in America, from a peasant boy to a renowned dancer. Every changes of his life is inconceivable. Li's fate is fortunate in the misfortune. It is his misfortune that he live in an age with little food and liberty. To most Chinese people that was an epoch with no hope. But as he and his teacher thought, he was lucky. He was in the rate of one to millions to be chosen to a dancer. And how he was chosen is so accidental. As his memory, it was at the second when the visitors was leaving that the teacher of Li pointed at Li 'why don't you try him as well?' Many years later, when Li asked that teacher why she point him out, the teacher said she really don't know- 'I think the only reason was that he ran fast.' I think the only explanation is destiny.
Fate is word can explain everything. What affects me most is his struggle in the every step of his life. Sometimes the struggle is unconscious, sometimes it is conscious. Before the transition to the dance school in Beijing, he was told to keep honesty and dignity by his parents although his family is in the severe poverty. Once he played with a friend with a lovely toy, he take it away when the boyfriend is careless of the toy. Li's mother took Li to the friend's home and returned the toy. What his mother doing and criticizing make him know what his doing is great humiliating to him and his family. His mother taught him to be honesty, while his father taught him dignity. Li hold the family's dignity to school and to his the future dance life. Another things always haunt in the mind of his family on the verge of starvation. The wish to make his family better always stimulated him study and work harder.