The Vengeance Trilogy: Alienation and Communication in Society by Mr. Thinktank

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The Vengeance Trilogy directed by Park Chan-wook evokes postmodernism filmmaking to demonstrate how revenge is born through the individual and society. Using language and alienation, Chan-wook demonstrates how vengeance can arise in various forms. By molding communication in his first film Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Chan creates a series of social and cultural misunderstandings that lead to a series of deaths. Chan-wook’s second film, Oldboy, works to alienate the main character in an attempt for truth to be unraveled. Finally the third film in the series, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, aims to use alienation and language in order obtain justice. All three of the vengeance films tell a story of social interactions between the individual and society, which can only be achieved through the forms of communication by language or the lack of it from alienation.

From the very beginning of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance it becomes…

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