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  1. 1. Compare Two Historical Movies( The Lady and Ghandi )English 2 (ENGL 0205)Class Assignment 2Toh Chee Cheng (0311122)FNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122
  2. 2. Pre-writing TaskParagraph 1• What is genre ?• What is historical movies?Paragraph 2• The Lady is a story of Aung San Suu Kyi. Directed by Lus Besson. Main characters are Datuk Michelle Yeoh andDavid Thewlis.• Ghandi is a story of Mhatma Ghandi. Directed by Richard Attenborough. Main characters are Ben Kingsley,John Gielgud and Candice Bergen.Paragraph 3• Their family background are slightly similar.• Their fathers were killed by army while their children were young.• Their fathers were government official.• They love their country until can sacrifice their life.Paragraph 4• Reasons for them to join politic.• Aung San Suu KYi saw the Myanmar army killed students who protested in theRangoon street.• Ghandi was thrown out of a first-class railway compartment car, although he helda first-class ticket, at Pietermaritzburg.Paragraph 5• Strategies to lead the locals toward democracy.• Use slogan.FNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122
  3. 3.  “Please Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours” “We are Citizen of the Empire”• Aung San Suu Kyi called for free and fair election.• Ghandi said fight but not to kill.• Conference.Paragraph 6• Similarities: Family background. Reasons they join politic. Strategies to lead the locals toward independent.• Indoctrinate patriotism in each citizen of our country.FNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122
  4. 4. Comparison of The Lady and GhandiWhat is a movie genre? What is a historical movie? How to define them?Movie genre is a general term used to breakdown the types of movie into fewcategories. Such as, comedy movies, historical movies, musical movies and horrormovies. Furthermore, historical movie, which is the genre I have chosen is primaryfocus on historical and real-life events and to be iterated. Although the characters,incidents and dialogue may be fictional. I would like to define historical movie as(Nelmes, 1996)The historical movies base on real story that I have chosen were The Ladyand Ghandi. There are few similarities between two of the movies. The Lady is a storyfilmed by Lus Besson and the main characters are Datuk Michelle Yeoh and DavidThewlis. This movie projected the political life of a Myanmar Lady named Aung SanSuu Kyi and her immolate for her beloved country. While, Ghandi was a movie directedby Richard Attenborough and acted by Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud and CandiceBergen. Ghandi showed the political life of Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi, whoknown better as Mahatma Ghandi. Thus, I would like to compare two movies in theterms of family background, the reasons they participate in government and politicalaffairs and strategies taken by them in leading the locals toward democracy.The family background of Aung San Suu Kyi and Mahatma Gandhi are quitesimilar because their fathers were government official and had died when they werevery young. The father of Aung San Suu Kyi was a famous general of Myanmar namedAung San. When Aung San Suu Kyi was about 2 year old, her father was killed by aMyanmar army terribly and fiercely due to political abuses. While Ghandi’s father,Karamchand Ghandi was served as the chief minister of Porbander state in India. Hisfather died because of illness when Ghandi was 13 year old. So I can conclude that thesimilarity of the Aung San Suu Kyi and the Mahatma Ghandi is their family background.Aung San Suu Kyi and Mahatma Ghandi decided to involve in political affairsafter they experienced the unfair treatment by the government. Aung San Suu Kyi hadseen the violence of Myanmar army by shooting a student who protested on theRangoon street in the Rangoon General Hospital. In the other hand, Ghandi wasthrown out of a first-class railway compartment car, though he held a first-class ticket, atPietermaritzburg. Aung San Suu Kyi and Mahatma Ghandi were both startled by theFNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122
  5. 5. terror of the Myanmar government and the British respectively. These issues hadawaken their political awareness, they realize that they have to change to situation sothat the locals would live a better lifestyle in the future and also for the next generation.They wanted a fair and clean election, so they stand behalf the locals and fight againstthe government. But eventually, they were told that they do not have the right toparticipate in election because Aung San Suu Kyi married a foreigner. MahatmaGhandi was banned from joining election because he have been living in South Africafor over twenty years.The strategies taken by Aung San Suu Kyi and Mahatma Ghandi wereconsider same because they used the slogan to promote democracy, such as Aung SanSuu Kyi used “Please Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours” and Mahatma Ghandi used “We Are Citizen of The Empire”. They have a same mission which is wanted a non-violence election. Aung San Suu Kyi always called for free and fair election, whileMhatma Ghandi persisted on fight but not to kill. They also held conference from timeto time to promote the peaceful democracy among the locals. They held it at placeswith higher population to ensure everybody gets the chance to know about the meaningof peaceful democracy and let more people to know about their party. They wanted thelocals to believe in them that choosing a right leader could improve their living condition.However, they also went through a lot of obstacles and have to brave themselves insucceeding their mission. For instance, Aung San Suu Kyi was home arrested beforethe election and was prohibited from leaving the house for 15 years. Dring 1918,Ghandi was also arrested for organizing villagers to improve their living conditions, itwas later claimed to be creating unrest.Finally, I have compared the sameness in both story in the aspects of familybackground, reasons they participate in political affairs and the strategies taken by thethem in leading the locals toward democracy. I had also understood that political unrestwould affect the livelihood of people in that area. The people had to be tenterhooks andsuffer in frighten. I felt that Aung San Suu Kyi and Mahatma Ghandi had did very well inawaken the citizen about the importance of democracy as they sacrificed their familyand time just for their beloved country. We should indoctrinate patriotism in each citizenof our country.FNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122
  6. 6. BibliographyLangan, J. (2010). College Writing Skills. New York: McGraw Hill.Nelmes, J. (1996). An Introduction to Film Studies. Canada: Routledge.FNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122
  7. 7. BibliographyLangan, J. (2010). College Writing Skills. New York: McGraw Hill.Nelmes, J. (1996). An Introduction to Film Studies. Canada: Routledge.FNBE JAN 2013 - ENGL 0205 English 2 TOH CHEE CHENG 0311122

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