You will prepare and submit a term paper on Fictional Story on the Song Dynasty. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. The father concluded his story outlining that it was actually a time of war, and they (men) should be ready with their weapons and it was never a time for women. The women had their functions stated clearly as being responsible for motivating their men besides offering food and any probable support.
I have a clear memory still of the last words I shared with my father before going to war. It appeared the war could be serious since it involved three kingdoms, but one army appeared to be well endowed with soldiers. “In case the war erupts, I think the battlefield would be by the Yangtze River,” I told my father. “No, the destination of the war is not clear yet my son,” he replied. Soon, I could see him in his war-gear characterized by a sword on the waist together with a stone and bronze armor. At this juncture, I expected to hear of survival after the war or the worst as had been experienced by unfortunate sons of women in the previous wars. I thought it was not yet the time for me to lose my father conversely, the feeling of my father losing his father in the previous wars overcame my conscience. I could believe slightly that it was the fate of my grandfather’s lineage that they were destined for war and death was the result. “Will I die in the next wars if they happen in my appropriate fighting age? Indeed it is not yet the time for war”, I concluded. I feel China has experienced a massive development during this dynasty. In fact, it is through this period that the region has seen more inventions especially the discovery of gun powder. This will enhance our security and defense from external attacks. Intellectually, book printing has come to be, and we can keep our records in printed forms. Our countrymen have also adopted painting skills to appreciate nature and our culture as well. We have also improved our navigation systems of the world by discovering the compass, and we can travel efficiently throughout the world and find a way back to the initial destination. In addition, our culture that had been rendered fading by the critics previously has been stored. In the social structure, men, women, and children have attained their rightful positions. .  . .