The Battle : Roar to Victory / Cho Moon-kyung
Movie The Battle: Roar to Victory
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“Kill everyone so that none of today’s events can leak through their mouths!” This is the line that Japanese soldier shouted in the battle of Bongo-dong in the movie, “The Battle: Roar to Victory.” When I heard about it, I noticed that there will be a lot more cases of Japanese’s evil deed to Korea during Japanese colonial era that had not written in the Korea history. Since this film was released at this time of growing conflict between South Korea and Japan, and ahead of National Liberation Day, it makes Koreans think a lot.
As time goes by, history will inevitably be recorded in favor of the powerful side, so the injustice of the weak will be buried. However, this movie is a realistic representation of the nation’s history and it seems that it is angered by this reality. That is why patriotism grew throughout the movie. Also, the movie helps the next generation to remember our painful history. So, it could guide the next generation in the right direction.
The actor’s realistic acting and the lines that I throw with deep empathy as a nation are one of the strong reasons for recommending the film. Also, the film is a masterpiece that keeps you focused from the beginning to the end of the movie with suspenseful developments and makes you think. The lingering tension throughout the movie is another attraction for the film. So we recommend you to watch the movie “The Battle: Roar to victory” and think again about the Japanese Colonial era. In addition, the movie makes you get hints about the direction we should move forward.
The Catcher in the Rye / Lee Da-young
Book The Catcher in the Rye
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Have you ever stood on the line between an adult and a child? Have you thought about it? Then you should try this book: The Catcher in the Rye. This is a story of a high school student. He really loves pure characteristic of children and hatreds the reality of the world. One day, walking on the street, he encounters a family with a kid singing a song about rye. After that, when his sister asks him a question of dream, he answers “I will be the catcher in the rye.” Also, he tells the reason why he wants that job. If you listen to his reason, you will get to know what it really means.
I want to introduce some scene I like the most. Actually I love countless scenes in this book but I will just introduce two of them. First one is a scene in which the main character removes the scribbles of swear words. You may notice that main character’s words are tough. However, when he sees scribbles of swear words at the place young children frequent, he tries to get rid of all the scribbles since he does not want young children to see them. Next scene is my favorite scene. At the beginning of the story, he tells his friend about his cap. Although he does not directly say he likes it, he often appears to like his cap. However when his sister gets interest in his cap, he just gives her it. From this scene, you definitely can feel his love for his sister and any other children.
Although I focused on his love for innocence of childhood, he criticizes the world full of hypocrisy. After you read this book, you will have lots of thoughts about being an adult and innocence.
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