Film Analysis Of The Film Memoirs Of A Geisha

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We directly influence our fate by the choices that we make. But our path also may be hugely changed by outside forces. A life can be moved in a new direction by a person, a word, a thought, or an action. Some of these occurrences are very deep and sobering but most of them are insignificant and temporary. Like a stone thrown into a pool, a small thing sends out many ripples. The film adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha is very like a geisha itself: a thing of gracefully sophisticated surfaces underneath which beats a common heart. During the movie, there are rare narrations from what appears to be Chiyo narrating her life story, but in an old woman 's voice. And the period of this film should be just around the Second World War, which was implied throughout the movie. Nine-year-old Chiyo lives in a Japanese village with her family. Her mother is lethally ill, and so her father sends Chiyo and her sister to the Gion district of Kyoto to a famous geisha house run by Mother Kaori. Her less attractive sister is sent away to a house of prostitution, and Chiyo is given basic tasks until the time when she can be trained to be a geisha. Another girl, Pumpkin, shows her some support. Hatsumomo, the number one geisha of the house, takes an instant disliking to Chiyo. Every opportunity she gets, she tries to disgrace or humiliate her. The little girl 's debts load up, and it seems as though she will be forced to be a maid for the rest of her life. Then one day on the streets of Kyoto, a

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