Representation of Consumptive Society on Monk Lifestyle in “Fancy Dance”

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Marisa Rianti Sutanto et al.


This article aims atmetaphors tracing in the film “Fancy Dance”, and findingout relations of metaphors with social reality. This film raised the Zen theme in the narration. Traced metaphorswere following multimodal understanding of metaphors and were searched for in the events of the narrative through the characters’ actions. Then, according to social relations with Japanese society in the 1980s, the metaphors show that the consumptive lifestyle influenced by Western popular culture had so deeply penetrated the people’s lives at that time that the life of monks could not be separated from the consumptive lifestyle of the people.


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