Wives in Japanese Culture Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Wives in Japanese Culture
A comparison and contrast of the movies "Equinox Flower" by Ozu Yasujiro, "Being Two isn't Easy" by Ichikawa Kon and " Tony Takitani" by Ichikawa Jun.
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The paper examines "Equinox Flower", "Being Two isn't Easy" and "Tony Takitani" and analyzes the different and changing roles of the wives in these films. The paper points out that all these films depict, in some way, the role of a wife as submissive, placid and affectionate, and those who cannot conform to this role will struggle, and perhaps even die.

From the Paper:

"In "Equinox Flower", the traditional values of Japanese culture - arranged marriages, feminine submission, and the unity of the couple through the wife's acquiescence, are contrasted against the women of the younger generation. The wife, Kiyoko, represents the female ideal which is now being left behind: she regards her husband with an amused but dutiful attitude: one rather gets the impression that she opposes his behavior behind his back, but would never openly defy him. The marriage is remembered by the husband as arranged, but fortunate and happy. However, this is a happiness caused by his wife's abandonment of her own opinions and feelings (at least in public), in order to better support the husband's ambitions and wishes."

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