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Posted on 3/17/07 08:11 PM
I watched Broken Blossoms after I was interested to view it by Rouge's thread about how women have been treated in film through the decades. Broken Blossoms has Lillian Gish as the heroin. The father is clearly the bad guy because he always beats her and always her to be poor while he is able to be healthy. This was also very big on religion. Buddhism vs Christianity. It is almost the fact that they never put a stand on which when is better, which is very interesting for when it was made. But to go back to if the theme is still dependent on a man, I still think that yes Gish's character has no control in society and knows it and that is why she still lives with her father.