Sticking to her thoughts and beliefs, Shu Lien ignores his emotional admittance and abruptly reminds him that “as a woman”, she must “abide by tradition”. Lee frames the two lovers within narrow walls and employs their feeling of oppression. This proves that the film pits Eastern philosophy against the
In Anne Fadiman’s book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, two cultures clash with each other in the struggle to save Lia Lee, a Hmong child refugee with severe epilepsy. Although Lee and her family live in the United States, and thus receive medical care from Westerners, her family believes that Lee’s condition is sacred and special. The following miscommunications, both culturally and lingually, between the American doctors and the Lee family leave Lia Lee in comatose at the end of the book. However, Lia Lee could have been saved if the Lee’s had a better understanding of the American doctors’ intentions, and the American doctors understood the Hmong culture. Essentially, the tragedy of Lia Lee can be attributed to the clash of American and Hmong cultures at both the surface and sub-surface level.
as Ying Zheng ("Qin Shi Huang, Emperor of China")(“Shi Huangdi”). His parents, Zhuang Xiang and Dowan Zhao, the king and queen, did not actually have him. His mother had become pregnant with a wealthy merchant, Lu Buwei, and made Zhuang Xiang think that he was
Family being an important factor within Chinese society is further shown through this scene as the father is willing to hide seemingly pleasant news from his family for the sake of preserving the traditional Chinese family unit. A mother, father and children. He then goes on to say that if he had not let his son and Weiwei lie to him he would have never gotten a grandchild. This is where the theme of compromise comes to the forefront of the film, despite the fathers inherently traditional views he is able to overlook the fact that his son had lied to him because he has now for filled his duty of carrying on the family name by producing an heir. The importance of grandchildren/offspring can be linked to a contextual element that is crucial to the film, this is Confucianism.
She puts her father on a high pedestal as he “understands everything” (66). She does not talk back or say one bad thing about her father that would bring him down from that pedestal in the first part of the novel. Leah “[hasn’t] contradicted [her] father on any subject, ever” (66). This shows that, to her, he is all knowing and will alway know what is best. Due to the fact that Leah holds her father in such high regard, she is always trying to do things well enough to “suit” her father (37).
By being able to create resentment and a barrier between her and her mother, she is finally able to live her own life. She no longer will be considered a child by anyone; she is able to be a woman seeking love. Mag wanted to keep Maureen around because she wanted to maintain their emotional connection that they have. Even though Mag chose to lie to her multiple times, she did it out of love for Maureen. In most cases of unresolved Electra complexes, it does not come to this extreme of measures, where a daughter has to kill her mother.
But they could not express their true feelings, but Leah found a way to show her grandfather how much he meant to her by pacing herself like him and making sure that he was aware that she was with him, by touching and establishing their relationship through holding hands. By matching his walk, Leah portrayed that she wanted to be with him and wanted to spend some time alone to create a bond. But in this essay, Leah uses a lot of similes and metaphors like in the last paragraph, Cohen said that now, after her grandfather’s death, “everything seems like a clue” (69). Leah means that everything was a clue as to how much her grandfather cared for her. By the way he tried to express himself by showing her affection in the only way he knew how because she couldn’t understand sign language and he could not verbally tell her.
Lindo is forced to live almost as a servant to her mother-in-law and husband, conforming to idealized roles of feminine submission and duty. Because An-mei’s mother is raped by her future husband, she must marry him to preserve her honor; whereas he, as a man, may marry any number of concubines without being judged harshly. Ying-ying’s nursemaid tells her that girls should never ask but only listen, thus conveying her society’s sexist standards for women and instilling in Ying-ying a tragic passivity.
The methods that they used were really entertaining and quite surprising. The way how you treat the next generation, they behave in what way, like Luo Lei’s father said beating classmates is to help managing the class, and then he kept this way to manage the class. It showed the importance of parenthood. However, the drawback of this documentary is the director touched the sensitive topic of “democracy” too directly that the video may be banned and unable to spread out easily so not many people can reach it. I hope all Chinese people can watch the documentary so as to understand China