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Parasite: Exterminating Class Distinctions

Parasite: Exterminating Class Distinctions

Literary
By DENISSE P. TABOR SOCIAL CLASS has been a recurring element of countless films and dramas — the rich-boy-poor girl trope, which, no matter how recycled, still manages to make the audiences’ hearts flutter; the rags-to-riches cliche where the lead character rises to power and takes his revenge on the people who mistreated him; or the storylines where a poor adolescent struggles to fit into a social group in a prestigious school as all the students come from wealthy families. One of the films which adopts this element is Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite as it tackles the disparity between the rich and the poor; its plot exhaustively juxtaposing the lives of two families from these respective classes. However, unlike other kinds of films, Parasite is more of a social commentary that delves...