THE ADAPTATION OF CINDERELLA STORY IN JAPANESE TELEVISION DRAMA HANA NOCHI HARE

Elmira Fanadia Azka, Rouli Esther Pasaribu

Abstract

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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