Characters Character Relationships
Façade: She is depicted as the typical Japanese woman of her stature, married and devoted to one man. she is a covered up in a veil and escorted by her samuari husband through the forest on a horse almost as someone precious, noble and pure. She is frail and powerless in overcoming a man. Internal: She is manipulative in getting what she wants. She uses her tears and beauty to control men around her in getting what she wants even during the trial. She is a brilliant actor in preenting to be frail and helpless to have others velieve her words and have things go her way. Façade: He is depicted as a typical samurai who are the nobility class in Japanese feudal society. The traits he posses are stereotypical of his role being respectable, unforgiving, selfless, brave, noble and heroic. He follows Bushido, the way of the samurai, that dictates how he acts, how they fight, and ...view middle of the document...
Being entirely irrational, he is almost childlike. He is impulsive and quick to change his mind. Façade: A poor and timid old man who is somewhat traumatized and burdened with what he has witnessed in the forest. He does not want to get involved in the trial and only wants to report the finding of the Samurai’s body and be on his way Internal: A poor man, father of six children who takes any opportunity presented to him to help make life easier (gain more money). He is not a bad natured person but is driven by a strong motivation of greed.
Narrative Environment + Story Story World
- Ruined gate to old palace and capitol of Japan in Kyoto - A common place for bandits - Commoner, woodcutter, and priest seeking shelter from rain - Place where each character tell their side of the story in which they choose to believe and remember - Structured and static scenes where the people who testify speak to a magistrate that we do not hear or see - The characters speak directly into the camera as if the viewers are to judge them for their truthfulness
Simon Kwok Woojin Cho Lian Xue Problem Statement
He is a good natured person, as to be expected of any priest. He adds only a small part to the story where he saw teh samurai and his wife a few days before. He is a truthful person and expect him to tell the complete truth.
A person not involved in the trial at all who meets the priest and woodcutter while taking shelter from the rain at Rashomon. He puts his own well-being above others.
A minor character that finds the bandit after the events that took the life of the samurai. He is proud that he has caught the notorious bandit Tajomaru
This is not exactly a character. You never see or hear from him. The magistrate is the person who the Woodcutter, Bandit, Samurai’s Wife, and the spirit of the slain Samurai tell their version of the story to. This is the audiences’ role where they must judge who is in fact telling the truth, which parts may be true and which parts may reveal parts of the truth.
- Place where events of the crime being tried takes place - Dark and gloomy, shrounded in mystery reflecting mood of the trial