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Assignments
Thai Story Summary
Due Date: End of Lesson 2
Directions: Write a concise, descriptive summary of your story. Be sure the include information and details are relevant to your Thai Theme
Analysis.
Story Name:
When Death Comes
Analysis:
There was a family of six who lived together in a small hut. There ware father, mother son, daughter, daughter in law, and
a maid. One day, father and son went to the rice field, but when son stepped on a cobra then got bitten. Every one in
family realizes it that was impossible to save son. His father carried his body to shade of tree. After carried his son’s body,
father went back to the rice field for work. When is the ceremony, no one in this family was not cried about his death.
Brahman asked to everyone about “Why don’t you cry?” and everyone said son was a good boy and respectful child. Even
the maid says, the son was very kind and always take care a maid. Also, everyone said that “This is his life. And he would
not come back forever.”
Main character
Brahman – he is important character in this story. He asked question to the family.
Family – Important characters in this story, because they are very mystery.
Assignments
Personal Story and Thai Theme
Analysis
Directions: Use the chart below to analyze possible Thai Themes in the story. In the chart, write the specific theme in the far left column. In
the second column, explain how that theme is represented in the story. Use the third column to list a website that contains information about that
theme. Finally, in the fourth column explain the information that is provided by the source you found. You will need to add more rows to the
chart to include all the information from your story. Try to identify at least on aspect of each of the main themes: Nation, Religion, and
Monarchy.
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Nation
(Culture, Society, and History)
Thai History
Thai Diet
Thai Nature/Geography
Social/Family Structure
Economy
International Relations
Religion
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Monarchy
Buddhist Beliefs/Practices
Hindu Beliefs/Practices
Animism Practices (worshipping
nature)
Gods/Goddesses
Supernatural beings
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Royal Involvement with Buddhism
Royal Family
Royal Titles/Names
Royal Respect
Royal Authority
Social Structure
Your Story: When Death Comes_
Specific
Theme
Family
structure.
Buddhist
beliefs
Evidence Explanation
Source
Son was very respectful and kind person.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand
Family believes Buddhism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand
Royal respect
Son’s family respects the Brahman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand
Source Explanation
Thai people respect elder
people.
Thai people believe
Buddhism.
Thai people respect their
king and royal family.