Gates of Flesh (1)

Gates of Flesh (1) - Steven Delaney October 25, 2010 Love...

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Steven Delaney October 25, 2010 Love and Brutality Gates of Flesh alludes to the conflicting feelings of American presence and prostitution in post WWII Japan. It displays the degradation of morals in working girls who live in what would seem to outsiders, peril. However, the story also depicts the strong influence love has on those girls, and how much resilience it can create. Envy, embarrassment, and brutality are strong themes throughout the movie. Though the overall feeling for the girls should be disgust considering their actions and beliefs, the audience is made to feel sorrow and even relate to them. Love is made to be an enemy to the group, however, they all seem to desire falling in love themselves. The movie shows an obvious bitterness towards the military, especially those American GI’s who are depicted so poorly. The writer goes as far as showing the GI’s ignoring a girl who was raped only because she is not American herself. This reflection of the American people is slightly saved when the priest cares for the girl. This priest then is torn down as well with the scene that depicts the priest giving into Maya and
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course CMN 3 taught by Professor Puckering during the Spring '06 term at UC Davis.

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Gates of Flesh (1) - Steven Delaney October 25, 2010 Love...

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