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Flame By Ha

Jin
Leaving No Footprint
Stories From Asia
Retold By Clare West

Objective
By the end of the lesson, we should be able to:
Understand the story
understand the major features of the literacy
elements in the short stort

Synopsis

Theme

Main Theme
Loves flame

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Category 1

Loves flame Nimei towards Hsu


Pengs love was concealed since
Nimei had to marry Jiang Bing, but
now the loves flame was reignite for
Hsu Pengs letter.
Category 2
Series 1

Category 3
Series 2

Series 3

Category 4

Character

Nimei
Married with Jiang Bing. Head nurse in hospital. Has a
thick and roundish body. Fat face, wore glasses, grey
hair, bossy, obedient, nice, hardworking, cheerful and
friendly person
Hsu Peng
High army commissioner, Nimeis ex lover, have
grudge against Nimei, liar, an angry man, had 3
children
Jiang Bing
Love Nimei, friendly and kind person, not appreciated
by Nimei, Nimeis husband(Nimeis servant), office
worker at hospital,

Settings
Place
Central Hospital, Peace Avenue, Nimeis house, Snake
Mouth Lake, school playground
Time
Tuesday afternoon, autumn, five-thirty in the evening.

PLOT
Beginning/Exposition
Nimei received a letter from her ex lover,
Hsu Peng after 17 years of getting married
which stir up excitement in Nimeis
feeling.

Rising Action
She started to take care her appearance
more and her house by doing some
exercises, dyeing her hair, putting down a
brick floor for her yard and bought two
large pot of wild roses.

Climax
Nimei achieve her target by asking Director Liao for her
husbands promotion which makes her felt more confidence
to meet Hsu Peng.

Falling Action
During the expected visiting day, Hsu Peng didnt show up
but sending a parcel and oil container through his
subordinates.

Resolution
Nimei felt disappointed and resentful because Hsu
Peng literally get his revenge by breaking up with
her.

Moral Values
Be thankful for what you have
Nimei never pleased with her
husbands unchanging economy
and therefore, she always treat
him poorly. Despite of having a
happy family, she still hope to
reconcile with her ex lover, making
efforts just to bring old memories
back