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The Man Who Became King Film Analysis
The most well-known of Edward Said's books, Orientalism, was published in 1978 and
quickly became a bestseller. About a half-dozen well-established fields have been influenced by
it, including English and comparative literature studies, history, anthropology, sociology, and
regional studies (mostly Middle Eastern studies). In Orientalism, Said investigates Western
depictions of Middle Eastern communities and cultures, both fictional and nonfictional. For his
unique and intriguing studies of the relationships between texts, literary and otherwise. Said
analyzes these works in light of their historical, social, political, and economic context.
According to Edward Said's work, literature and politics are connected through an
interdisciplinary continental approach that draws on phenomenology, existentialism, and the
ideas of French structuralism. Academic circles in the United States have greatly benefited from
his ideas and approaches, particularly in literary theory and cultural studies. According to
Edward Said, the core preoccupation of Orientalism is the numerous links between the act of
writing and linguistics, cultural politics, and political power. Western journalists, authors, and
professors have served to perpetuate an image of Eastern cultures as inferior, stagnant, or
decadent, he argues in his new book. He also tries to highlight how widespread these images are
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in Western society. As a justification for its Mideast imperialist practices, the West used these
depictions.
Edward Said's term "Orientalism" is derived from the word "Orient," which means "the
East," the direction from which the sun rises. Countries in the Middle East, Asia, and beyond
historically part of European empires are geopolitically Orient. A system of representation
structured by political forces that introduced the Orient or the East into the Western Empire,
Western education, and Western awareness is what Said refers to as the "Orient." Westerners use
the term to describe the relationship between the East and the West. The West reflects what is
inferior, what is foreign (other) (West).
There is no limit to the scope of Orientalism, which encompasses all historical events and
chronological periods. The book also addresses political and philosophical aspects of the issue.
With an eye on Napoleonic Egypt's sociopolitical ramifications, Said surveys pre-18th century
Muslim Near East writing. The West saw the East as a literary cosmos as he saw it. The
European Orientalists were more interested in the Eastern culture's classical periods than its
modern ones.
Summarizing, Said proposed a view that Orientalism developed as a response to the
West's desire to position itself as the antithesis of an equalizing force. The East proved to be
Europe's counterbalance during the Crusades. The West gained political and military dominance
over the Orient during history, which is then utilized for its ends. Orientalists emerged as a
counterpoint to this growing authority and legitimacy, offering legitimacy and traction.
Eventually, the legacy of Western superiority and a static vision of the Orient became firmly
established. It was, and still is, practically impossible for any academic working within the
tradition to break away.
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On the other hand, "create their history," and every civilization is always in a state of flux
and change. As a result, it is imperative that each ethnic group speak for itself and construct its
historical narratives. To gain a deeper understanding of the other, they must engage in open
discourse with other groups.
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Work Cited
Jung, Ji-Hoon. "Analysis Study on Successful Hit Elements of Faction Film< Gwang-hae: The
Man Who Became King." The Journal of the Korea Contents Association 15.6 (2015):
179-190.

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