Night and Fog: Causes of the Tin Shui Wai Family Tragedy

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On the basis of the movie “Night and Fog (天水圍的夜與霧)” discuss the causes of the Tin Shui Wai family tragedy happened in 2004. What conflict perspective would you apply to explain the tragedy?

1. Introduction
In 2004, there is a family tragedy happened in Tin Shui Wai. I’m going to discuss the reason behind the tragedy and try to apply some feminist point of view to explain it. First I am going to discuss why Mr. Lee would perform domestic violence, then I will discuss why people did not help Mrs. Lee..

2.1 Reasons of Performing Domestic Violence - Job
Mr. Lee is a typical Chinese male. He stressed on how people think of him very much (00:24:35). The main argument between the couple is Mr. Lee cannot withstand his wife working as a waitress. 2.1.1 Reduction of the amount of money from CSSA scheme

First reason of his intolerance is that this would make him bear a risk to reduce the amount of money he receives from the government by CSSA scheme.

2.1.2 Worry and Distrust
Second reason is that he was worrying that his wife is going to find another man. In Chinese’s custom, if the wife had a relationship with another man, that implies the husband are not good enough, or as a loser. As I said before, Mr. Lee care about how people think of him very much, therefore he could not accept his wife’s act make him as a loser in other’s mind.

You may say “even Mrs. Lee goes to work, it does not necessarily equal to she is going to find another.” The main point of this issue is Mr. Lee is much older than Mrs. Lee. In this situation, most people, including Mr. Lee himself, would wonder whether the wife really love the husband or not. In the movie, Mr. Lee repeated saying that they are true love. However, in the climax (01:48:20), Mr. Lee said “you only care about the daughters, don’t you?’’ This implies that Mr. Lee had a feeling that Mrs. Lee does not care about him or Mrs. Lee loves their daughters far more than loving Mr. Lee from the beginning to the...
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