Abstract This thesis is based on the study of an analysis of differences between Chinese and westerner’ marriage values from the film Little Fish. It mainly discusses the different marriage between Chinese and westerners’ in the movie, which reflects cultural differences between Chinese and westerners’. This thesis mainly analyzes the differences between Chinese and Westerners’ views on choosing spouses, the purpose of marriage and life of marriage which shows us the different marriage values between Chinese and westerners’. Different background, character and other comprehensive reasons expound the reasons of the differences between Chinese and westerners’ marriage values.69720
Keywords: marriage values; difference ; Little fish
毕业论文关键词：婚姻观; 差异; 少女小渔
1. Introduction 1
1.1 Brief introduction to the author 1
1.2 Brief introduction to the novel 1
1.3 Brief introduction to the thesis 1
2. Literature Review 2
3. Differences between Chinese and Westerners’ Marriage Values in the Movie 3
3.1 The difference on purpose of marriage 3
3.2 The difference on spouse preference 3
3.3 The difference on life of marriage 5
4. The Causes of Differences between Chinese and Westerners’ Marriage Values 9
4.1 Social background 9
4.2 Character 9
4.3 Comprehensive reasons 10
5. Conclusion 12
Works Cited 13
The introduction is pided into three aspects: brief introduction to the author, Geling Yan is a well-known Chinese American writer. Brief introduction to the novel which is created by Geling Yan when she travels in America. Brief introduction to the thesis which mainly talks about the differences between Chinese and westerners’ marriage values.
1.1 Brief introduction to the author 论文网
Geling Yan, born on November 16, 1958, is a well-known Chinese American writer. Her short novel Little Fish, which mainly discusses the life of overseas immigrants, was created in 1983. In 1993, it was bought by Ang Lee and taken into a movie by Sylvia Chang.
1.2 Brief introduction to the novel
The Little Fish is created by Geling Yan when she travels in America. It reflects the life of ordinary people at the bottom of the society through the events of overseas immigrants. Meanwhile, the author uses the warm and introverted image of Eastern to write about how hard and lonely for the overseas immigrants to survive.（Yan 4）She also describes spiritual confusion of the new immigrants who have tragic and miserable endings. Jiang Wei, studying in the United States, is a typical example in the movie with his girl friend, Xiao Yu who comes from China to the United States to work illegally for him.
Jiang wei is eager to extricate themselves from a difficult position in America for the sake of a better life. He persuades Xiao Yu to have a fake marriage with an Italian citizen, which enable them to obtain a green card and become American citizens. Xiao Yu comes to America to seek for shelter from her lover, Jiang wei after leaving China. They love each other and want to get married. They live together without getting married. However, both of them expected for a legal marriage and green cards for they hope to stay in America to continue further study and live a better life.