电影《深情巧克力》中女性的反抗 Feminist Rebellion in the Film Chocolate毕业论文
The film Chocolate is adapted from Joanne Harris’s novel, Chocolate and it has won a big success after being released. It is well received by audiences and industry insiders. Apart from that, it has won several influential prizes worldwide.
The film Chocolate depicts the women’s oppressed situation in a small town and their rebellion against what bothers them. This paper aims at analyzing feminist rebellion embodied in this film. In Chocolate, though most of women encounter different embarrassments, they all feel oppressed by what they suffer from. Some women are not treated well in the society and they are the victims of domestic violence, just like Josephine. Some women are strongly eager for freedom even they are in a ripe age, just like Armanda. Some women are really indifferent because of the trauma of their husbands’ death, just like Caroline. Vianna, the heroine in this film, leads women in the town to rebel against what bothers them and fight for equality, freedom and happy life. Feminist rebellion is a process. By comparing the changes of women’s thoughts and actions, we can clearly find out what women’s situation is before Vianna’s coming and after her coming as well as how they rebel against these embarrassments.
Feminist rebellion is a meaningful topic at any time and any place. And articles related to this topic can help some oppressed women to fight for what they desire.
Key Words: Chocolate；feminist；rebellion
1 Introduction 1
2 The Oppressed Women 3
2.1 Josephine: a victim of domestic violence 3
2.2 Armanda: an imprisoner of traditional ethical code 4
2.3 Caroline: an imprisoner of herself 5
3 Women’s Rebellion 7
3.1 Vianna’s rebellion for equality and freedom 7
3.2 Josephine’s rebellion for independence 9
3.3 Armanda’s rebellion for family love and freedom 10
3.4 Caroline’s rebellion for spiritual liberation 11
4 The inspiration in Chocolate 12
4.1 Self-reliance 12
4.2 Self-challenge 12
4.3 Self – improvement 13
5 Conclusion 14
Feminist Rebellion in the Film Chocolate
The film Chocolate is directed by Lasse Hallström and is adapted from a novel. Its main characters are Vianna, Josephine, Armanda, Caroline Roux and Comte de Renaud who is the mayor of the town. The story in the film mainly talks about the conflict between the traditional thoughts and new thoughts. The heroine acted by Juliette Binoche is named Vianna who comes to this equable and closed town in France with her daughter and intends to plant here. Before her coming, women in this traditional town are all oppressed by different situations and they cannot get real happy and free life. For example, Josephine suffers from domestic violence and all her life centers on her husband. When her husband is unhappy, she would be beaten by him. On this condition, women like Josephine live hard. After her coming, the new thoughts brought by her have waken some women. They begin to fight for their own right, equality and chance. After released, the film is accepted with great favor in many parts of the world. What’s more, it has been regarded as one of the best films and received Oscar Award.
Abroad, the research into the film Chocolate is quite limited. Searching on Yahoo, google and EBSCO, we could find few articles or books about it.