Red Sorghum - Hanade Abualburak Red Sorghum Response 6/5/11...

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Hanade Abualburak 6/5/11 Red Sorghum Response 1. In the novels, the stories of “my grandpa” and “my grandma” span fifteen years, from spring 1924 to fall 1939. Their stories span only nine years in the film, from the summer of 1930 to the fall of 1939. In the film, “my grandma” is transformed from the wise and courageous heroine into a low- key and hard-working village woman, known only by her nickname, “Ninth.” “My grandpa” is changed in the film from a legendary hero and guerilla commander to a strong-willed farmer who dares to pursue the woman he loves regardless of obstacles.” His name Yu Zhan'ao in the novels is also omitted in the film. Grandpa and grandma fall in love when they first meet and still live happily together nine years later in the film, whereas the novels introduce a new plot in the latter part in which grandpa starts an affair. The character "my dad" is changed from fourteen years old in the novels into only nine in the films. Zhang particularly favors two motifs in the novels: wine and the number nine. "Nine"
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course CHNS 120 taught by Professor Darwintsen during the Summer '11 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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