Painted Veil

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The Painted Veil begins with a story of a young, upper-class woman names Kitty married a middle-class bacteriologist calls Walter. Through the whole film, Kitty follows Walter to Mei-Tan-fu and this changes Kitty, self-centered lady to a loving wife.

Kitty is a selfish and ignorant woman who comes from a high society of London. She is spoiled by her father. She inherits the values, high social status and with a bright future, to find her ideal mate. However, her mother puts a lot of pressure on her so Kitty gives up finding her ideal husband and marries Walter Fane, a middle-class bacteriologist, whom she does not love. From that, Kitty is selfish and irresponsible as she accepts Walter’s proposal, not for love but for rebellion against her mother. During their marriage, Kitty is discontented with Walter who does not speak very often, “ I supposed I’m not used to speaking unless I’ve something to say ” Kitty thinks Walter is boring... “ The human race would soon lose the power of speech. ”

Being in a unhappy marriage, Kitty is immature and reckless that she finds happiness with another married man, Charlie Townsend. When her affair is found by her husband, she is forced to Mei-Tan-fu, a place with cholera, as her punishment. In Mei-Tan-fu, Kitty becomes mature. She trying to accept the punishment and suffering the consequence of her affair with Charlie.

Kitty meets sisters at the convent where takes care of the orphans and the sick, needy people. Kitty volunteered to work at the convent as she does not have anything to do at home. For the first time, she feels nothing, but only the hatred towards the uncleanness of the environment and the sick people, however, after many days passed, she and the children get along very well, for example, dancing with them, playing the piano while the orphans singing. Kitty is influenced by the sisters in the convent, she starts to think widen and deepen and becoming loving and compassionate about the others. At the same

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