The Last Emperor Movie.docx - Surname 1 Name Instructor\u2019s Name Course Number Date The Influence of Puyi\u2019s Life to China\u2019s Transition Bernardo

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Surname 1Name:Instructor’s Name:Course Number:Date:The Influence of Puyi’s Life to China’s TransitionBernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” is a historical epic that presents the lifehistory of Puyi, the last emperor in China. Notably, he happens to be the last emperor at the ageof two following the death of Guangxi. Despite living a lavish early life, he faces various hurdlesin his life, which include being overthrown at the age of six. His rebellion against traditionalrulings, imprisonment and being captured by the Red Army portray his life as an allegory forChina’s transformation from a republic to the People’s Republic of China. Moreover, his earlysuicidal attempts to evade imprisonment are unsuccessful because a prison governor rescues him.Therefore, Puyi’s controversial life facilitates China’s transition since it marks the end ofImperial China and the beginning of the People's Republic of China.First Puyi’s unstable imperial power initiated revolutions in China during this period.

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