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National Division in “Taxi Driver,” “Chilsu and Mansu,” and “JSA” Films
How is the national division represented in the Korean films “Taxi Driver,” “Chilsu and Mansu,” and “JSA”?
How is national division represented in these films? It’s not simply two countries divided. National division seems to be more than geographical; it is more ideological. The idea is to conceptualize the Other or “othering,” us versus them dialectical construction. How do we create the other based on our ideology, policies, and prejudice – family, education, religion, etc.? You want to look at how each side has constructed the Other through social and discursive rhetoric driven by ideology and preconceived notions of the Other. In many ways, it’s not even about North versus South Korea. It’s just South Korea.