The fifth part of Cao Xueqin’s epic tale, The Dreamer Awakes, continues the story of the shifting fortunes of the Jia dynasty, focussing on Bao-yu, now married to Bao-chai, after the tragic death of his beloved Dai-yu. Against such worldly elements as death, financial ruin, marriage, decadence, and corruption, his karmic journey unfolds. Like a sleepwalker through life, Bao-yu is finally awakened to the realization that life is just a dream, like the moonlight reflected in the water.
The Story of the Stone: The Dreamer Wakes (Volume V)
In this fifth installment of Cao Xueqin's epic tale, the narrative shifts to the fate of the Jia dynasty and centers on Bao-yu who like a sleepwalker stumbling through life eventually awakens to the realization that life is just a dream, like the moonlight reflected in the water.
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