Analysis Of The Fist Of Fury

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Thus, the Fist of Fury is a great example of the nationalism depicted in films and also the anti-Japanese sentiments. It is very common to know that in the past and even today, there is still this negative and superior feeling toward the Japanese. There are various reasons why there are these negative sentiments towards the Japanese (and vice versa) but some can be that it may lie in the struggle for power and influence in Asia between China and Japan. Another reason may be because there are still sentiments from the wars that they have been in and the land that they have fought for. Another reason could be the political struggles within China itself; there is nurture of anti-Japanese hatred in order to bolster China’s legitimacy. Therefore, …show more content…
Wu and the students from the Japanese Dojo go to the Jingwu School and insult them. They are depicted as the evil ones in the film. They act disrespectful as they insult the Chinese and call them “weaklings”, “pathetic” and even the poster that says “sick men of East Asia”. There is even the sentence that said, “are you yellow or something?” which is a racial comment. It has a negative connotation. Furthermore, in the movie the Japanese are depicted as people that just talk as Beijing confident and strong, but in reality they are not as much as Chen Zhen defeats all of them by himself when he went to return the gift. This demonstrates that the Chinese are physically stronger than the …show more content…
The Japanese are depicted as wearing hakama incorrectly and some are even wearing blonde wigs. The Japanese are depicted unrealistically or in a funny way. There was also a scene of a Japanese stripper that was a poor, negative scene. The Japanese are just represented as the villains throughout the movie. There are not very many positive portrayals of them. Chen Zhen defeats them and then they are depicted as rude and arrogant. There is just one scene where they defeat the Jingwu School and destroy the building. It was only scene where they are seen as strong. They are simply depicted in other scenes as poor fighters and are defeated. The heroes are the Chinese and the Japanese as the losers. Furthermore, in the film there is a particular scene almost at the ending when Inspector Lo arrives at Jingwu to arrest Chen, who agrees to surrender himself to Lo to protect his master 's legacy, Lo tells Chen that he can always trust him since he is Chinese. This is another representation of Chinese

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