"Raise the Red Lantern" Comparison Essay by CalDR

"Raise the Red Lantern"
The paper provides a review of the 1991 Chinese film "Raise the Red Lantern" by Zhang Yimou and compares and contrasts the 1920s Chinese society depicted in the movie to American society of the same era.
# 28128 | 2,290 words | 0 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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The paper analyzes the role of women in turn of the century Chinese culture and reveals the emphasis on ritual and custom in Chinese culture.
The paper looks at the story depicted in the film, which focuses on nineteen-year old Songlian (played by Li Gong), who is cajoled into marrying a wealthy householder to become his fourth wife. It also compares the practice of polygamy and concubines, a religious practice which is alien to the American viewer. The paper examines the difficulties surrounding the film's initial release in China because the film seemed to contain anti-government innuendo.

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