Ghost In The Shell Character Analysis

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In Ghost in the Shell (2017) under the right representation of the main character known as Major; the film would have avoided the yellow peril stereotype. Whereas the remake included a multi-cultural cast, there were only three characters (Hairi, Takeshi, and Togusa) of Asian descent that played in supporting roles but the remainder of other Asian influences were the villains of the film. Beginning when the first cybercrime introduced to viewers consist of robots in traditional kimonos with white makeup similar to the Japanese Geishas (9:08) are the first bad guys in the film. Then the destruction the Geishas erupts can only be finished by the white intruder proves the "greater good" does not exist, but the invasion of imperial influences…show more content…
The yellow peril occurring in an Asian country draws the conclusion that Asian are a danger to their own people and foreigners are the saviors. Does not make too much sense? But can such actions be accepted through yellow face? This "smooth" transition into the Yellowface when a Caucasian woman with no Asian features is the daughter of Hairi (1:16:00), but it can be argued Major 's ghost was Asian and her shell was not. Does that still excuse yellow face? Does that take away from the yellow peril representation in the film? Ghost in the Shell (2017) highlights the unrealistic portrayals of the perfect woman (specifically the unemotional being who follows orders) in the character Motoko/ Major. Continuously Major is faced with obstacles that rely her to be obedient and have "robotically" responses to all situations on the same emotional level - a monotone voice. The ill sensitive woman is praised as she is assigned no other character traits than the hero with no personality. Proven true in character reveal moments when Major memory is glitching, the first interaction between Major and her mother and during the true reveal
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