THE ADAPTATION OF CINDERELLA STORY IN JAPANESE TELEVISION DRAMA HANA NOCHI HARE
Abstract Fairy tales have positive benefits to spread educational and moral values to society. However, most fairy tales have the same pattern, weakening women's position and strengthening men's, such as the Cinderella tale. This study aims to find differences from the drama Hana Nochi Hare which was adapted from the fairy tale of Cinderella. This study will use adaptation theory from Linda Hutcheon (2006) with descriptive analysis methods and feminist perspective reading. From the results of the analysis, there were two major differences in the fairy tales and the drama, the potrayal of the female lead character and the relations between female and male characters. Hana Nochi Hare featured the lead character as a "Feminist Cinderella" who tries to break the order and restrictions on gender in Cinderella fairy tales and offers a new gender relations between male and female character, in which the female character is the one who saved the male character. Linked to gender issues in Japan during the drama production year, the television drama Hana Nochi Hare can be seen as a reflection of Japanese patriarchal society nowadays.
Keywords: Fairy tales; Cinderella; Adaptation; Television Drama; Feminism
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