Shun(later Shun the Great) ‘s father is blind. His father married another woman, and Shun’s brother – Xiang, was born. His father and step-mother have been treating him bad, and Xiang has also been malicious to him. The three of them have always been thinking of killing Shun.
Shun knows this, and has managed to escape from being killed several times. However, he still respects his parents and treats the whole family kindly. The parents and brother are finally touched by his kindness, and everyone around speak highly of Shun.
At that time, Emperor Yao was looking for people who is mature and virtuous. People recommended Shun to him. Yao married his two daughters to Shun, and Shun’s virtue also affected them. Yao finally gave his power to Shun.