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Sharon Ng, Brian Tran Professor Cancel, TA Aaron Gurlly DOC 3 - C12 08 April 2011 M. Butterfly Discussion 1. How is the concept of intertextuality applied in M. Butterfly? One’s understanding of the original opera, Madame Butterfly would help him/her understand this play more. The ideology and representation of the opera is embedded within this play to bring in certain concepts and ideas. Also, this play also relates to Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” because both plays relate to the protagonist realizing that their dreams are unfulfillable. As a result, both are driven crazy because reality does not satisfy them enough. 2. Note the ways in which Song “crafts” herself as the perfect woman for Gallimard. Why and how is this crafting successful? Why isn’t Gallimard attracted to the Western women? The reason that Guillamard refuses to believe that Song is a man and is motivated to stick to the notion that Song is a woman is because Song is a perfect Oriental woman who is hypofeminine, submissive, and there to be saved by Gallimard. Gallimard is also very attracted to exotic women, and since Oriental women were seen as foreigners to
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