Ompare and contrast The Quiet American and one of the films (Indochine or Apocalypse Now) in relation to the concept of Orientalism.
The essay should be 4-5 pages, double spaced, 1margins.
Compare and contrast The Quiet American and one of the films (Indochine or Apocalypse Now) in relation to the concept of Orientalism. Do a close reading/analysis of 2-3 passages from the novel and 2-3 scenes from the film. if you choose one of the passages or scenes that we analyzed in class, you have to significantly expand on the class discussion. you should draw on the readings to help you explain this concept, how the French viewed the Vietnamese and how the Americans inherited this view from the French. In your analysis, analze how the novel and film reproduce and/or challenge Orientalist views.
Do not summarize the texts, but do explain the context for each scene that you analyze. you must cite pages in parenthesis for your references to the secondary texts and the novel. Failure to cite and do close readings will significantly lower your grade. the essay should be analytical, NOT descriptive. you do not need a bibliography/works cited page.