A Study of Spatial Narrative in the South Korean Movie “Parasite”
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- “Parasite”, narrative space, annular spatial narrative, spiritual space
The South Korean movie “Parasite” won four awards in the 92nd Oscars, including the best film award, creating a miracle in the history of South Korean movies. This paper analyzes three layers of the physical space of three families in the film, revealing its postmodern spacial narrative structure. Through interpretation of the unique spatial image of “slope road”, the paper fully demonstrates the rise and fall of Kim family’s social status, and hope and despair of their mental journey. Through reconstructing the cruel struggle between people at the bottom of the society and their gratitude to the upper class, the paper exposes the collective unconsciousness of the lower class to the deep root of their plight and the fact that their struggle and resistance will inevitably lose the focus. On the basis of comparing the living space of different social strata and presenting the futile struggle of the lower class among different spaces, the film criticizes the social reality of the serious polarization between the rich and the poor in South Korea, and tries to arouse the profound concern of the society for the living conditions of the lower class.
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TY - CONF AU - Shuquan Zhan AU - Chao Liang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - A Study of Spatial Narrative in the South Korean Movie “Parasite” BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 291 EP - 294 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.051 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.051 ID - Zhan2020 ER -