《Journey to the West》 is one of the four most famous novels in China. 《The Encyclopedia of America》 considers it "a mythological novel with abundant materials and brilliant ideas".
The first seven chapters of this book mainly introduce the birth of Sun Wukong, the central character of the novel, the quest for the way, the disturbance of the Dragon Palace, the disturbance of the Underworld, and the disturbance of the Heaven Palace, until he is crushed by the Buddha under the Five Elements Mountain, which foreshadows the development of the central story. The eight to twelve times are about the life of another important figure in the novel, the Tang Monk, and the legend of the Buddha, Guanyin's visit to the monk, Wei Zheng's killing of the dragon, Taizong's entry into the Ghost, and Xuanzang's making a pilgrimage to the scriptures and explaining the origin of the pilgrimage, which are in parallel with the previous seven times in structure, and also prepare for the central story. 13 to one hundred is the text of Xitian's scriptures, center of the story, which included 41 stories has a relatively independent main writing scripture on contradictions struggle, including the scriptures and evil struggle between, learn the contradiction between people and natural environment, and learn from people's internal contradictions struggle, to learn the characters on the structure of the activity as the center, It unfolds in turn and takes care of each other, with bizarre twists and turns and constant suspense, until it experiences 81 difficulties, the contradiction is finally solved, the struggle is finally won, and the idea of learning is realized.
The Monkey King in this book left a deep impression on me: he was trapped under the Five Elements Mountain by the Buddha with his magic because of the chaos in Heaven. He was satisfied with the disaster and returned to Buddhism. And he has hidden evil and good, on the way to practice demons and monsters meritorious, from beginning to end, became the fight to defeat the Buddha. And Zhu Bajie was originally the Tianhe water God, Tianpeng Marshal. Because he alcoholosm and flirting Chang 'e in the peach party drunk, was banished to the world, the body like a beast. Fortunately, he protected the holy monk on the road, but he was stubborn and erotic. For he was a messenger of the altar of purification. Sha Wujing was originally a rolling curtain general. He was banished to the world because he broke the glass at the peach fair, fell into the river of quicksand, injured and ate others, and committed sin. He took refuge in Buddhism, sincerely respected the Buddhist monk, protected the holy monk, and was able to climb mountains and lead horses.
I think every character in the book is worth learning from. Sun Wukong is very strong, honest and brave, and very loyal to his master. I want to learn from him and not be afraid of danger. Tang Seng's perseverance, and determination, I want to learn from him, can not put down; Although Zhu Bajie is a little lazy, people are very honest and honest, and I want to learn from him, honest and trustworthy; the Sand monk is not much, but it is hard-working, do not shout "tired", I want to learn from him, willing to bear hardships, not afraid of tired, more diligent.
The four masters and apprentices sought scriptures from the West. Their perseverance is worth learning from. Along the way, they climbed over how many mountains, through how many woods, defeated how many goblins, this is how difficult the way ah! But they don't want to let go, never have, this spirit is not worth all of us to learn? Think of here, I can not help but lower my head, they are so difficult, have survived, and what is not overcome? Don't my difficulties seem so small in comparison?
A good book can affect people's life, 《Journey to the West》 is such a book!