Paradise Of The Blind: The Philosophies Of Vietnam

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There were various philosophies that the Chinese spread to the Vietnamese. All of these philosophies had a strong focus on worshiping those who have passed. One of these philosophies being Taoism. According to the presentation, Taoism is divided into different sections. These sections are then brought together by the shared beliefs of the sections. In Taoism, when a death occurs, the Taoists bury the dead depending on their age and status. While they are being buried, the people who are grieving must be extremely loud when the priest is reciting Taoist scripture. This is one thing that differs from American burials. People are supposed to not make any noise at burials, not scream bloody murder. Once the Taoist burial is over, the family who held the burial must have a feast for those who attended the burial. …show more content…
During any Taoism burial, you must not wear any colored clothing because the Taoists believe that the spirit will come back as a ghost. The Taoist burials differ from American burials in several aspects, but they also share some aspects. For instance, while it is not forbidden to wear colored clothing to American funerals, most people do not wear it anyways. Instead, they wear black clothing. This presentation related to Paradise of the Blind because these philosophies spread to Vietnam. In Vietnam, the dead have altars in houses or offices. For example, Hang had an altar in her living room with her father’s photo on it. Later on in the story, Aunt Tam takes the photo of Tan from the altar because Que was being dishonest about selling Hang’s earrings. These altars had fruits and gifts on them which were considered offerings to the

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