How women reconcile themselves with external expectations


What do the final 3 movies in Weeks 5 and 6 say about how women reconcile (or do not reconcile) themselves with external expectations? How do the female characters maintain and discard masks in the process of being true to themselves? In what ways do women today shed or maintain “tradition” social roles and expectations, relative to some of the earlier films we have seen?


  • 200 Pounds Beauty (2006) by Yong-hwa Kim
  • Sunny (2011) by Kang Heyeong-cheol
  • The Actresses (2009) by E J-yong

Content: Is there specific and in-depth discussion of the films? Don’t give a long plot summary, but do discuss specific characters and scenes. (Do not give time codes.)
Analysis: Is there adequate analysis of the issues? Is there critical engagement with the subject matter? Ex: instead of just summarizing content, do you provide analysis?
Evidence: Do you build your argument throughout the essay, referring to the films and readings to support your position?
Prompt: Does your cover the topic assigned and address the specific elements of the prompt?
Sources: Are relevant assigned readings used in the essay? Outside research is encouraged, but be sure to provide a complete citation in the Works Cited section.
Mechanics: Is the essay readable and mostly free of errors? Does your use standard citation format? Are the works cited entries in correct format so a reader can locate each item?