MyBrother Is an Only Child
Thecultural revolt that happened in 1968 had significant impact ondevelopment of roles from the traditional to modern roles. Inparticular, there was great change in the values of older and youngergeneration. The younger generations were more radical compared to theolder generation that was conservative. For instance, the twobrothers in the film “” were absorbedinto radical movements engaged in revolutions and culture revolts(Luchetti). Accio becomes a fascist bully while Manrico becomesengrossed in revolution movements. This is centrally to the femaleswho remain conservative and form the center of males’ conflict. Inthis case, the young generation is portrayed as valuing change in thesociety through social cultural and political means.
Contraryto the traditional times when families held common social politicalvalues, the new generation is depicted as having varying values. Thethree siblings held differing loyalties on social political aspectsand this was a constant source of conflict in the family (Luchetti).The film was set in the Cultural Revolution period where the younggeneration sought a shift from old conservative generation to moderngeneration with varying roles between the males and females. Themales’ characters in the new generation are portrayed as active inpolitical matters and lack of respect for each other. Accio fightswith Manrico over same women and this signifies change in socialcultural values (Luchetti).
Traditionallybrothers respected each other’s wife and infidelity wasdiscouraged. The female characters are portrayed as conservative anddo not social political changes. However, the new generations offemale characters are portrayed as more conscious to sexual relationsand political changes. However, unlike in traditional times, the newgeneration of females cannot decisively stick to one male partner.The male characters are more radical in social political roles thanfemales. Male characters continue to manipulate women for socialpolitical gains.
LuchettiDaniele, "My Brother is an Only Child" 2007. Retrievedfrom http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s2259574.htm