Rashomon Film Analysis

673 words - 3 pages

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

Rashomon: Analysis
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

Other Papers Like Rashomon Film Analysis

A Heart Of Darkness Essay

1748 words - 7 pages In this short story, there are frequent significant subject and ideas that make the story, "A Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad, and haunting novel. The main theme is absolute white power over the natives. The theme validates the corruption, and the dependence caused by the white people as they took over the Congo. White men were giving all the power; they had no self-control, and in the end they did not use wisely. The white men became

The Aspects Of Vulnerability Among The Exploited In Medical Research

2287 words - 10 pages Essentially, everyone is in some state of vulnerability. However, some of us are more susceptible to harm due to our vulnerabilities. The susceptible are the individuals with the greatest risk. These individuals risk the loss of their autonomy, and maybe even their lives. Vulnerable populations can be found in every subset of society. However, as previously mentioned, there are some vulnerable populations that are at an even greater risk than

The Hitchhiker’S Guide To The Galaxy

1171 words - 5 pages The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy As the human race makes life-changing discoveries, it is made apparent that there is always more to learn as the universe, instead of becoming familiar, is becoming absurd. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, as well as the 2005 film adaption, portrays absurdity to be an all-encompassing system in the universe. Through the introduction and attempt to understand lack of reason

The Ford Motor Company Wage Increase Of 1914 And The Theory Of Incentives And Efficiency Wages

1252 words - 6 pages ‘It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages’ (Henry Ford, cited in Johnson and Weinstein 2004, p. 2). When the Ford Motor Company announced that it would more than double the wages of its workers in January 1914 to a ‘five-dollar day’ minimum, was this a contradiction to Henry Ford’s statement? If customers are actually the ultimate payers of wages, then more than

Historical Analysis Of The Economical Breakthroughs Of The Industrial Revolution

1396 words - 6 pages A Historical Analysis of the Economical Breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution During the Industrial Revolution, many elements of society experienced huge breakthroughs that would change the way they functioned forever. Economics were definitely one of them. With many new inventions and many factories appearing, many, many, more resources were being created than ever before. Also, all of the revenue from these resources was being given

Leadership Portrayed in Monologue from Shakespeare’s Henry V

1214 words - 5 pages -393. Groeneveld,S and Walle,S. 2010. International Review of Administrative Sciences. International Review of Administrative Sciences. 76 (2), 239-258. Mayfield,J and Mayfield,M. 2009. THE ROLE OF LEADER MOTIVATING LANGUAGE IN EMPLOYEE ABSENTEEISM. Journal of Business Communication . 46 (4), 455-479. Mayfield,J and Mayfield,M. 2012. The Relationship Between Leader Motivating Language and Self-Efficacy: A Partial Least Squares Model Analysis

Cuba Civil Rights

1906 words - 8 pages Picture a country that has limits on how much you can make random government imprisonments and more what do you do. That is the situation for the eleven million seventy-five thousand two hundred forty-four people of Cuba since the takeover of Fidel Castro. The US is opposed to Castro taking control of Cuba. Castro managed to ease the United States nerves when he said that Cuba was against all forms of communism. According to Lana Wylie the Union

US Freight System

1273 words - 6 pages generate new strategies, to gather and improve better capabilities and to always give continues and on time response to their members. Conclusion It is true the League has lacked of external environmental analysis in the past, and that have serious issues in its business model and in its financial performance, but they still have opportunities and strengths that can be used to reposition the organization; an increasing market, an elevated degree

Democratic Peace Theory

1852 words - 8 pages Goodman Contributed Reporting to This Story from Madrid, Spain. Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez, David Simpson, and Jim Acosta Also Contributed to the Report Written by Tom Cohen in Washington. "Top Senator: Obama Didn't Know of U.S. Spying on Germany's Leader." CNN. Cable News Network, 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 08 Nov. 2013. Gleditsch, Nils Petter, and Havard Hegre. "Peace and Democracy: Three Levels of Analysis." The Journal of Conflict Resolution 41.2

Booker T. Washington

1621 words - 7 pages “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome” –Booker T. Washing. Booker Taliaferro Washington was born in Hale’s Ford, Virginia on April 5th, 1856 to Jane Burroughs and an unknown White man. Washington was married three times. His first wife was Fannie N. Smith from Malden, West Virginia. Booker and Fannie were married in the summer of 1882 and had one child

Corn, Broccoli, Grass Or Balanced

2611 words - 11 pages About a century ago, there was not an epidemic of diet-related illness, a bizarre account of destroyed farmland, dead zones in our oceans created by chemical run-off spilling into the waterways, and there sure was not millions of people questioning the moral ethics of their diet. In the Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, the author Michael Pollan goes on a journey to investigate the sources of the nation’s food supply, for which

Related Essays

Freedom And Responsibility Essay

2141 words - 9 pages Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were

Hate Crime Laws Essay

2348 words - 10 pages On June 7, 1998, 49-year-old James Byrd Jr. of Texas accepted a ride from three white men, who then beat him severely, urinated on him, chained him by his ankles to the back of their pick-up truck, dragged him for three miles into the countryside, and dumped his corpse in front of an African-American cemetery (Graczyk). A little over a year later, a jury sentenced ring leader John King to death by lethal injection (“Man Executed for Dragging

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy Case Study Conceptualization And Treatment Plan

2140 words - 9 pages Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy Case Study of Sarah: A Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Rational emotive behavior therapy, REBT, was developed by Albert Ellis and holds the central belief that the events in our lives do not cause our disturbances but that they are instead caused by our view of the events (Murdock, 2009). Murdock (2009) states that “people are seen as responsible for their behavior” (p. 279) but, because they are

Holidays In Albania Essay

1636 words - 7 pages exhibits the life of Albanians since the Illyrian time until the communism period (Howe 5). Dedicate the next visit to the Albanian official institutions, which lie along “Mother Teresa” boulevard. To proceed, Kruja is the city of the famous Skanderbeg. As it is shown in the film The Great Warrior Skanderbeg, many battles between Albanians and Turkish have taken place around the Skanderbeg castle. Therefore, this castle is worth seeing. The famous