Chinese Femininity and Gender Roles in the Film “Qui Ju”

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Essay #: 072679
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The beginning:
Chinese Femininity and Gender Roles in the Film "Qui Ju"
This paper is a careful analysis of a film, Qui
Ju
, that tells us a great deal about Chinese gender roles and about the perception of the feminine in conventional or traditional Chinese society. Specifically, the fact that the grand beating at the core of the film revolves around an insult directed at a minor municipality leader who evidently cannot bear a male heir; it is from this incident that Qui
Ju
ultimately finds herself struggling to find justice for her beaten husband and, by extension, for herself. The end of the film, ironically enough, features Qui
Ju
achieving a measure of happiness because she gives birth to a baby boy after complications – as if having a little boy,...
The end:
.....lose of the film, leaves us with the sense that a woman in China can never expect to get all of the things she wants; she can try, but she will, in the end, meet with failure however much she might be laudable in other ways.
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