Essay on Tokyo Sonata
In the changing society, Japanese family is facing many challenges. Some of them are fail to adapt the changing environment. Tokyo Sonata portrays some problems in contemporary Japanese dysfunctional families such as communication problems. In this article, we are going to illustrate them one by one.
Portrait of Japanese family
To illustrate the dysfunctional families portrayed in Tokyo Sonata, we have to understand the traditional Japanese and how does it work functionally.
Traditional Japanese family is a patriarchal family. Father is the head of the family and takes the superior power. Others in the family have to unconditionally follow the father in any circumstance. The support of father’s power not only come from …show more content…
On the other hand, the mother also feel very depress and stressful by playing his role. In her mindset, she should unconditionally follow her husband’s decision, even she didn’t agree with her husbands. In the film, even she find that her husband lose the job, she still say nothing in the family as she want to link the family. She believes that there is a necessity to maintain the esteem of the father in order to maintain the family. Otherwise, the family will be broken. However, it many situations, she did not agree with his husband. For example, she wants to let her sons to do something they