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Symbolism in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon "
This paper states that the film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is rich in symbolism especially Chinese symbols and the concept of Yin and Yang.
# 9804 | 1,150 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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The paper states that symbolism can be a reason to criticize the film or a reason to recognize it as a masterpiece. The authors demonstrates that the major events of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" are symbolic and believes that this is effective in creating a film with beauty, depth and meaning. The author continues that, because of the extent of the symbolism in the film, the viewers do not have a clear meaning handed to them but instead are challenged to determine their own meaning.

From the Paper:

"The symbolism as inherent to the film can be a reason to criticize the film or a reason to recognize it as a masterpiece. The film's very nature is symbolic, with the meaning attached not to the events, but to a greater meaning the events represent. The events and the plot of the movie are a surface feature, below this surface the film operates on many levels. This can be a reason to criticize the film, with the audience sometimes being lost to the meaning and confused at what is happening. In some ways, this can make the film seem poorly plotted and the characters poorly defined. However, on another level, it is these same characteristics that make it so powerful. The film is an epic and everything is on a grand, yet unrealistic scale."

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