Third, Chinese revenge literature seems to present a “singularity”, which the “revenge” depicted in the tales are mostly for the sake of righteous. Revenges are conducted in order to protect and defend justice, and aim to eliminate viciousness and evil. Frequently assassins agree to murder for their clients because
The government was trying to stop something that the majority of the population wanted. If the government was going to prevent it, the people were going to have to get their goods illegally. This is where the organized crime comes in. People with brilliant ideas of making mega money decide to sell the illegal goods for high prices- the people can’t get it anywhere else but from a specific dealer. Men like Al Capone killed out their opponents to control their profits of the illegal goods.
Britain’s forced introduction of opium in 1825 in China had devastating effects on its population and economy. The people of China express their just displeasure with the British people and its monarchy in documents 1, 2, and 9. In Document 1, a Chinese emperor is addressing the King George of England in 1793 in a letter. The letter states that the Celestial Empire (China) has all the things that it needs in abundance and therefore does not need to trade with the “barbarians” of England. The excerpt goes on to say that because tea, silk, and porcelain are so important to Europe that they would allow a foreign hongs (businesses) in the town of Canton, so that they may be beneficial to China.
The Chinese film Devils on the Doorstep directed by Jiang Wen is a quintessential example of postmodern humor and the use of satire to point out political issue. Wen essentially takes the traumatic events of WWII between Japan and China and turns them into dark jokes. The film seems to propagate stereotypes throughout the film like Chinese referring to Japanese as devils and saying that they sound angry all the time and Japanese people referring to Chinese as simpletons. However, it then downplays Chinese, Japanese social tension in scenes like the interrogation of Dong and Hanaya take tragic events like Japanese killing and
The central idea of Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone is that the outbreaks of many deadly hot agents are due to the oversight of humans. Preston conveys his message through detailed descriptions of simple mistakes that characters make. One instance of human oversight that he wrote about was the usage of dirty needles in the hospitals of Sudan, leading to a massive outbreak of Ebola Sudan. The virus “hit the hospital like a bomb” and “transformed the hospital at Maridi into a morgue” all because “the medical staff had been giving patients injections with dirty needles” (74). Due to the blunder of the hospital staff, Ebola Sudan was spread much quicker and killed much more than it would’ve if they had used sterile needles.
In addition another of Chase’s motives was to obtain his victim’s blood and organs which he would later feast on. Since Chase couldn’t perform in sexual actions with any women, he raped the dead corpse of his female victims: Teresa Wallin, and Evelyn Miroth. After the mass murder in the Miroth household, and the release of the FBI profile, Nancy Holden, one of Chase’s high school classmates called in the police and directed them towards Richard Chase as a suspect. Later Chase was investigated and similarities between the profile and Chase’s life were uncanny, so the police decided to question him however he refused. The police officers waited in the hallway till Chase decided to leave his apartment on January 27, 1978 and once he opened the door, carrying a blooddrenched box, he was arrested.
The article “WWII Propaganda: The Influence of Racism” also states that “The Chinese man’s occupation implies that he helps people, while the title of Japanese warrior alludes to danger and disloyalty,” (ibid). As a result, all Japanese were discriminated in the U.S.A. as biased perceptions were already set in their minds. They were judging the Japanese as the whole, just because the attack of a small part of the
Furthermore, Howard Zinn talks about the humanizing of oppressors. Initially, he brings up Christopher Columbus, a historical figure that is glossed over as someone that discovered America rather than a colonist that killed people for gold. He then talks about how Andrew Jackson’s expel of the Native Americans forced them into deadly and poor land, while many died in the movement from place to place. The FBI is often heroes in movie when in reality, they were watching people get beaten and murdered at their most desperate time of need. Zinn highlights the lies told by Hollywood’s films.
Kung Fu Hustle is a film with themes of gender rivalry and tarantism versus individualism. It also has multiple political influences from China as well as cultural and ethnic influences. Bone, who is Stings friend accompanies him on most of his endeavors. Bone and Sting try and export an abundance of money out of barber but failed. This fatal mistake leads to the Axe Gang coming to Pig Sty Alley to confront them.
Mahbub Ali reassures Kim that his delivery of a key message ensured: "The game is well played. That war is done now and the evil we hope nipped before the flower, thanks to me and thee." The literature on Kim is voluminous and well-trodden.9 Critics of colonial discourse point to a range of moral flaws in Kipling's work. Edward Said, who in 2000 wrote an introduction to a reprinted edition, felt that orientalist values permeated the novel to the extent that it was "a masterwork of imperialism. "11 Agents collected information on the Russians and had no powers to make treaties.