Horrific Nature of Slavery in U.S. Society
The events of Anna and the King (1999) take place during the 1860s, an era when the far East was mysterious and relatively unknown to the Western world. Into this unique culture comes a widowed British schoolteacher to provide education to the children of the King of Siam. We see many emotions conveyed in the film in the clash of cultures, ideas and values that transpire between the patriarchal and powerful King of Siam and the determined and human schoolteacher Anna. For instance, at one point the son of Anna and the King confront each other and the Prince maintains, ˘Son of teacher forget that I am son of King÷ (Tennant, 1999). To this, AnnaĂs son Louis replies, ˘Son of teacher couldnĂt care less÷ (Tennant, 1999). These cultural clashes over values and beliefs erupt even more forcefully between Anna and the King. Anna despises and is horrified by the abuses meted out by the King to those who do not obey his will or are found guilty of a crime. Slowly but surely Anna and the King move to middle-ground on a number of issues but they still cannot reconcile the differences between them that stem from different backgrounds, cultures, values and beliefs. They often spend time apart due to these differences, with Anna refusing to obey the KingĂs commands. At one point the King maintains, ˘When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening÷ (Tennant, 1999). In the end, Anna and the King forge a deep bond but myriad emotions confront t

 
 
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