現在猫6匹のみ、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。ピアノ、英語、フランス語歴は長いですが、数年前からドイツ語勉強し始めました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より

2011-04-03 18:53

I think western people, especially Americans don't like stories of pitiable life in movies or novels.
Or even if the life of the protagonist is miserable,the ending must be happy in order for the movie to be a hit.

However Japanese prefer rather sad stories and the endings are not always happy.
When I said that to a man I met from Jamaica yesterday, he asked me why.

I think movies and novels need characters who try to attain a goal by overcoming misfortune,even though they can't always succeed.

We like fiction which calls up our courage.
We love stories like journeys without destinations.