Analysis Of The Cocktail Party

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Cocktail Party is a true tragedy. The Okinawans are victims under the American Occupation; the daughter is the victim of a sexual assault, conducted by an American soldier; the protagonist is the victim of an unrealistic friendship which everyone talk with their masks on. Peripherally, the American military appearance is the significant cause of the misery and suffering of the Okinawans. However, I would argue that it is the unbalanced power dynamics that cause the evitable conflicts between the Okinawans and the Americans. Because the protagonist represents the defeated, and the American military forces represent the conqueror, he was destined to fail to fight against an American soldier in a judicial system ruled by the American army. Because the protagonist is the parent—a dominate figure in a family structure, his daughter has to obey him.…show more content…
Cocktail Party is a true tragedy. The Okinawans are victims under the American Occupation; the daughter is the victim of a sexual assault, conducted by an American soldier; the protagonist is the victim of an unrealistic friendship which everyone talk with their masks on. Peripherally, the American military appearance is the significant cause of the misery and suffering of the Okinawans. However, I would argue that it is the unbalanced power dynamics that cause the evitable conflicts between the Okinawans and the
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