Characters Discussed in Readings


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In this reading, I find Confucius as the character who is discussed and mentioned most in this reading. Confucius can be considered as a literature magnate among Chinese people, a man who is respected and adored for his philosophy that forms foundation of Chinese nation. Confucius is described as the most important of the men who held ideas seeking to influence rulers of the days. Confucius influence on the Chinese people is recorded by his followers in Analects. Confucius comes out as the most recognized characters in this reading because his teachings and discussions were ethically based rather than being theoretical or metaphysical. He is not selfish in discussing and recognizing great men like Guan Zhong and considers their teachings valuable. Most of other characters that are discussed in this reading are discussed in reference to Confucius.