Commentary: The Wedding Banquet by Ang Lee This commentary will be centred upon Anh Lee’s award-winning art film ‘The Wedding Banquet’. In this commentary I will be analysing the techniques and devices used within the 1993 work, during this analysis I will be discussing the contextual elements and their implications within ‘The Wedding Banquet’. The art film the wedding banquet tells the story of Wai-Tung and his secret lover (Simon) who have been living together as an openly gay couple within the United States. However, Wai-Tung has not yet come out to his Taiwanese parents as a gay man. In order to ease the pressure, put upon his boyfriend by his parents to find a wife, Simon suggests Wai-Tung marries a Chinese immigrant by the name of Wei-wei
Xu Chong a very independent and intelligent woman who wants to pursue her life in the practice of Buddhism. Xu Chong's Father and her argue how she should not be forced to marry someone because “[her] mind is concentrated on the work of religion” saying how she simply refuses to get married because she is focused on the practice of Buddhism (Baochang). At this time in day girls did not have as much power as men. Her family is very high in social status, which leads to stricter rules and how she should act. This didn't stop her from speaking up for herself in front of her parents'.
It is so sad to see how women have to be fit in with the traditional Chinese standard. Just because men prefer women with small feet, they have to bind their feet so tight together, so tight that after their bone and meat became weird shape.
Also, Jia Baoyu and Xue Baochai's marriage was a family combination we are looking forward to. Therefore, the conflict began. Love is the golden fate God bestows. Facing family opposition, Jia Baoyu did not yield but pursue love. The courage that he dared to struggle against the feudal tradition and his sincere love touched her.
Family in Chinese Culture As shown in Amy Tan's short stories A Pair of Tickets, Immortal Heart, and Two Kinds, one can see the importance of family in Chinese culture. In the piece A Pair of Tickets, it is shown how hard Jing-mei's mother Suyuan looks for the twin babies she is forced to leave behind. Her effort is shown when Jing-mei's father recalls the travels, saying, "We went to many different cities, back to Kweilin, to Changsha, as far south as Kunming. She was always looking out of one corner of her eye for twin babies, then little girls" (Tan, A Pair of . .
Have no doubt with the power of the feng shui love that this dragon and phoenix will bear to you. In Chinese feng shui, the dragon symbolizes the emblem of yang which features male strength and persuasive fertility while the phoenix symbolizes the crest of yin which represents female attraction and splendor. The combination of the two will absolutely bring about the best yin and yang harmony for the couples. This is great for those who are looking to start a family. Do feng shui decorating in your feng shui living room and comprise the powerful combination of the dragon and phoenix, a cultural symbol used to describe the love and married couples with Long Feng.
With this elaborate fake dream, the narrator scares her dreaded family through marriage into believing the arranged marriage was not approved by the ancestors of their past. With the Chinese superstition that ancestors must approve and be honored, the family allows the marriage to come to an end, which allows Lindo Jong to leave without dishonoring her family. To commence, the ideas of family relationships, tradition, and superstitions within both Amy Tan’s short stories, “Scar” and “The Red Candle”, possess major effects on the main characters. Without the usages of these ideas of Chinese culture many of the morals, beliefs, and understandings of the characters would not exist as they do. I really do not have any questions on the selections, and surprisingly found these stories enjoyable to
Ancient had a belief that the wedding customs and wedding rituals were created by Zhou Gong. Mei Po was part of the first rite while the second rite was the presentation of the girl’s name and other details. The gifts for the bride included red embroidered satin, gold jewelry and money sealed in red packets. The parents of the bride would send her dowry of household utensils, furniture, jewelry and a special item consisting of a bronze bucket and a pair of shoes to symbolize prosperity and harmony for the new couple. After the wedding the bride had to perform many rituals, such as covering her head, drinking wine with the groom, sitting in bed and being teased by relatives.
In this tattoo, all the depiction is conveyed through fine lines and points. The geometric complexity reminds of a flower featuring the taijitu symbol at its eye. yin yang-tattoos-46.jpg A crow and a pigment-colored swallow dance around each other. This is a simple concept that takes a good amount of skill to realize. The symbolism is apparent in all its glory once successfully realized.
As Wong and Tsai take different creative visions on the city, so their movies also being shot in a dissimilar way. Wong is more links to the French Cinephilia. He is passionate to filmmaking but he never attends formal film school, so his movies follow the Hong Kong New Wave and remove from the classical narration (Yau 31). I would consider his films’ structure in a manner like the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960s movies. Both like to experiment with the formal possibilities of a film’s medium, so a gangster genre likes The Fallen Angles interestingly focuses on a hard-to-related theme about human relation.