Farewell My Concubine

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    to quit altogether. Family is also a very important factor of Liu’s education in Together. Liu’s father’s want for him to exceed and lead a better life than he has drove him to refine his talent in playing violin to try to play it professionally. Liu doesn’t exactly want this and would rather just spend more time with him This situation that caused this misunderstanding between the two of them was brought upon by both the father’s dissatisfaction with his lack of education and Liu’s disatisfaction from his forced education and his inability to be with him. Because of this Liu doesn’t go to his recital effectively refusing further education from Wu, and is then able to convey this feeling to his father at the end of the movie. In Farewell My Concubine, we see a very different way of teaching than in the other films for (main characters) in the beginning of the film. To train them to become actors fit to act in the Beijing Opera, there are two instructors are working these children to the bone for them to memorize their choreography and lines and punishing them heavily if they make even a slight mistake. This form of teaching was obviously effective as the two main characters (names) were able to become incredibly famous and successful as adults. However later on as many changes are made within China because of the cultural revolution, many traditional objects and ways of life are being done away with. This also included this incredibly harsh way of teaching. The newer…

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  • Analysis Of Farewell My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine is a drama directed by Chen Kaige in 1993. Although Farewell My Concubine and To Live have different perspectives but they both have the same aspects in reflecting on the histories of why tragedies have happened. Both films have similar history background setting which is set in the time where Cultural Revolution takes place. It is about the story of Chen Dieyi and Chen Xiaolou and how their lives are affected by the Communist Party. When Dieyi is small, a line in the opera…

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  • Motion Pictures Industry

    1.Introduction In retrospect, the Chinese motion pictures industry has been growing exponentially from 2012 to 2015.Drived by the integration of the whole cultural industry, penetration of financial capital and participation of Internet economy, the Chinese movie industry has been stepping into an era with vigor and vibrancy. The overall box office reached to 5.1 billion in 2014 from 2.2 billion in 2010 and the trend of national box office is still upward as shown in Fig.1.1.below.…

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  • Farewell My Concubine Film Analysis

    Farewell, My Concubine is a Chinese film that presents the lives of two men who found great fame in Peking opera in 20th century China. While the film shows their skill within the art and the successful lives they gained with it, it also shows the hardships that they had to face as children, then later as adults when the government and society of China changes before them as they age. This film is not only a great introduction to the vibrant and beautiful art of Peking opera, but also provides a…

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  • Journal, 1788-1789 Summary

    The first document (9.2), called Journal, 1788-1789 was written by Mary Dewees is about the Dewees family travel to Kentucky. The journal starts off with Mary Dewees and her family saying farewell to their friends. Knowing that they wouldn’t see them again for a very long time or they might never will, because transportation during the 18th century was very difficult, which is shown throughout the journal. One of of the most important historical fact about the journal is the trials that Dewees…

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  • Characteristics Of An Ideal Knight In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    In my essay I will first sate the traits of an ideal knight and then discuss the characteristics of an ideal knight as represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight while comparing and contrasting them to the characteristics of ideal knights in traditional texts. Quoting examples from the text, I will then discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion if Sir Gawain has been represented as an ideal knight in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. During the Middle Ages and in many…

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  • The Accordion's Role In The Book Thief

    Liesel says this: “‘Please,’ she said, ‘my papa’s accordion. Could you get it for me?’ She removed the injured instrument and laid it next to Papa’s body. ‘Here, Papa’” (Zusak 538). Even right before Hans death Liesel wants him to play the accordion because she knows it will comfort her, and it will comfort other around her. Then, Hans begins to play the broken accordion. “Keep playing, Papa. Papa stopped. He dropped the accordion and his silver eyes continued to rust. There was only a body now,…

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  • Remembering The No-No Boys Poem Analysis

    Have you ever felt that people judge you based on your looks or have you gone through things you thought were harsh to you at the moment ? When in reality you do not exactly know what harsh is unless you were a Japanese during WWII. Take a look, more of a consideration the way the U.S. made the japanese ethnicity/ancestry feel. For a while we have been reading many articles about what happened in the internments and how japanese felt and many of them have themes that they share. The texts…

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  • How Does Hemingway Use Weather In A Farewell To Arms

    A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway which takes place in Italy during World War I. Readers learn of the character Frederic Henry and his lover, Catherine Barkley. Throughout the entire novel, Hemingway uses nature and weather in symbolic ways to gain the attention of readers. One of the greater symbols is the rain. Most people would agree that rain means life and that it does not have a negative symbolic use, but Hemingway uses rain as a symbol for death and despair. During the…

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  • Catherine Henry's Relationship

    Ernest Hemingway’s novel, A Farwell to Arms, exploits Catherine’s situation as a means to draw parallels to the unfortunate setting of the novel better known as the war. Throughout the novel, Hemingway takes a liking to the mounting relationship between Catherine and Frederic Henry, the protagonists of the novel. A Farwell to Arms shadows Henry’s journey to escape from the war as well as appease Catherine, who eventually transforms into the love he so desires. Desperate to preserve his…

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