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Film Log 2: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

Film Log 2: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman - Diana Browne Professor...

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Diana Browne Professor Thomas, Warner, and West Thinking Globally: School of Global Studies September 7, 2006 Film Log 2: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman The film Eat, Drink, Man, Woman , is set in modern day Taiwan. Throughout the film, themes are presented, those of which also correspond with the concepts taught in class. The film reveals numerous themes including systems of hierarchy, responsibilities, social identity, and natural versus learned behaviors. It is through the concept of Confucianism that a system of hierarchy and traditional roles are formed. In Confucianism, it is typical that a father is the head of the household, however, in the father’s instance, he is a widower, and therefore, is left to accept the responsibility typical of a Chinese female (cooking, cleaning, and laundering) in order to provide for his daughters. To his daughters, Chu is looked upon as a burden, in which they must sacrifice themselves and their own identity to take care of him. The Chinese do not often communicate their feelings or
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