Analysis of Jane Campion's <The Piano> by the Double Concept, the Ruling Reason vs. the Caring Reason

'지배하는 이성'과 '배려하는 이성'이라는 개념 쌍을 통해 본 영화 <피아노>

  • 김영숙 (예원예술대학교 교양학부)
  • Received : 2011.07.20
  • Accepted : 2011.09.15
  • Published : 2011.10.28


In Jane Campion's Stewart, Ada's husband, as like modern people, manifests the infinite lust of conquest. But Banes has a humanistic relation with the New Zealand's tribe and doesn't have a deep attachment of his own land. Stewart represents the ruling reason in that he disregards his wife's desire and acts only for his desire to possess and conquest. In contrast with him, in order to satisfy her desire of the piano and hold her own inner world in common, Banes proposes the extraordinary deal, that is to say, to exchange her piano and his land and to learn playing the piano from her. Like this Banes represents the caring reason in that he regards Ada's desire and cares her in according to her purpose and himself.


Modern Philosophy;Feminist Ethics;Ruling Reason;Caring Reason


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