Two Quests in China

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Essay #: 072654
Total text length is 6,897 characters (approximately 4.8 pages).

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The beginning:
Two Quests in China
Two films that both deal with a protagonist on a quest are
Yimou
Zhang’s The Story of Qui
Ju
and
Xiaowen
Zhou’s
Ermo
. In The Story of Qui
Ju
, the protagonist is on a quest for justice and to reinstate the honor of her husband. In
Ermo
, the protagonist is on a quest to buy a television and gain her own power and independence. In both cases, the protagonist takes a circuitous route to the thing they desired, but with unexpected results.
1. Fruitless Quest for Justice
When Qui
Ju’s
husband in kicked by the village chief, it sets her on a quest for justice in the mammoth Chinese legal bureaucracy. Her refusal of taking the settlement of cash and ending this issue can be attributed to her higher sense of justice. She is...
The end:
.....ovided a clear answer as to which is the better choice.
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