Monkey: Journey to the West

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    definition TV set show the visual culture is everywhere. Visual culture uses different media to present the diversification of visual effects, stimulating people 's senses to generate a visual feast, such as poster, advertising, photography, sculpture, film, music and game. These forms of presentation use elements including the theory of colours, advertising, semiotics, philosophy and psychology. Using a poster(see appendix 1), from a 3D animation film named ‘The Monkey King:Hero Is Back’ (Douban, 2015), this paper will present a detailed description of the poster, explain the information it conveys, illustrate the surficial denotation and the connotation,analysis messages the visual culture transmitted in this poster, and explore the visual perception of this poster and it’s market reaction. With reference to the composition, the layout is fairy simple: in the foreground, the Monkey King Sun Wukong holds a great golden cudgel, floating in the mid-air; In the mid-shot, a blue-green dragon hovers in the air, staring at the monkey king; In the background, it shows a fairyland which is similar to the stone forest in the Avatar: red brick, cornices and corridors, carved railing, built along the cliff. Figuring on both sides of the stone forest can see many waterfalls and vegetation connoting that this is not a human world but a paradise, which accounts for the environment and the story background of this poster. The poster is centered by Sun Wukong, while the orientation of the…

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    Dumplings. Hmph Stay away from my dog.” (Yang 32) But then on the next page the picture shows Jin eating his lunch and he is eating a sandwich. Jin faces vulnerability and just completely tries to avoid it but not eating anymore dumplings and bringing a sandwich which he knows no one will make fun of and he will be able to fit in better. This shows how when people first realize their vulnerability they automatically try to cover it up and make sure that no one knows about it. The final…

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    to lose themselves throughout the journey. For example, an individual may adjust their identity to reach the ideal life that every person dreams to aspire. We are never happy with who we are and what we have, we always want more; however, people are dismissing the conception of acceptance. In the book, “American Born Chinese” written by Gene Luen Yang, the American religious experience is accepting yourself. Once a person does this, their true identity is released. We must learn to be true to…

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    Jin Character Analysis

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    Over the course of the graphic novel, Jin’s personality changes immensely. In the beginning, Jin is very timid and does not stand up for himself. This is a result of him being a new student of a different race. Though, at the end of the story, he becomes confident in himself as a result of him experiencing life as a popular white boy and seeing why being himself is a good thing. The internal conflict Jin experiences are based on the conflicting identities he has. This is best seen when Jin…

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    only glide, but scientist say over time evolutionary traits have been passed down to the birds that can fly. The Caihong Juji Had lived in northeastern china, 160 million years ago in the late Jurassic period. Which there were also many dinosaurs that lived in this period. The Caihong Juji had lived in the rainforest. It would glided across tree with it’s feathers and look for food. It was a carnivore (meat eater) that had hunted for small mammals, and reptiles. It would also show off it’s…

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    “Carnivalization in The Journey to the West: Cultural Dialogism in Fictional Festivity”, is an essay written by college professor, Zuyan Zhou explaining how Monkey and the other characters and stories of The Journey to the West share many parallels with Western carnival in “season, duration, form and influence”(69). While analyzing the works of Mikhail Bakhtin, Zhou comes to many conclusions regarding the idea that The Journey to the West, a well known Chinese novel, is a representation of…

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    Heroic Characteristics in Candide and The Journey to the West What does it take to be considered a hero? In ancient literature one can become a hero in many different ways. The culture and era in which a literary work is created has a strong effect on the heroic figure. As literature evolved throughout time and cultures, a hero and villain could have similar actions but be portrayed completely different. A literary hero is defined as, “A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose,…

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    In both “Tartuffe” and “Journey to the West”, they both take a surprising turn toward the end. Although both of these texts are written in two totally different dialects, they both are fairly similar to the other. Enlightenment is present in both of these stories. Dorine assumes an essential role and so does Cleante. They are the voice of reason throughout the play. The fact that both of these stories illustrate a hierarchy, and involves religion is a great example of enlightenment.…

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    themselves in. As aforementioned, Monkey begins the novel as a small, but powerful ruler of a nation behind a waterfall. Early on in the novel certain characteristics of Monkey’s personality make an appearance. He is a very talented and determined character throughout the story. For example, he is the first to lead the monkeys through the waterfall.(Ch-eng-en, Waley 12) In another instance, Monkey proves his talent during his discipleship with the Patriarch. “...Although of course I am indebted…

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    River Monkey is a story wrought with metaphor and symbolism. In the final stretch of the travelers’ journey, they are faced with a wide river which they must pass in order to meet with Buddha. This river is no mere body of water, and their crossing is no mere voyage; both are packed full of various literary devices. Beginning with the river’s , the metaphors extend to the thin bridge, the bottomless boat, the floating body, and finally the interactions of the travelers themselves. The…

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