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The meaning construction of class metaphor from the perspective of space criticism—Take the film Parasite as an example

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2023.041005 | Downloads: 38 | Views: 463


Gao Xuexin 1


1 Hebei Institute of Communication, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

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Gao Xuexin


The concept of "Spatial Criticism" was put forward by Philip Wegener, which deeply examines the spatial patterns presented in literary studies as the objects of criticism at the spatial level. The ingenious use of the concept of "Space" in film and television works enriches the deepening and expression of the theme. The construction of spatial structure in the film Parasite shows many intriguing metaphorical effects, so that space is no longer just a narrative "Accessory" to explain the environment, place and background, but rely on the environment to deepen the meaning and strengthen the symbolic narrative "Metaphorical body". Different changes in the perspective of space show the differentiation of different stages, and take "door" and "window" as the symbol of peeping desire to show the irreparable gap between the rich and the poor and the status gap that is difficult to cross through the interval of spy, thus showcasing the 'Parasitic illusion' within the attachment of the upper and lower classes.


Spatial criticism; spatial metaphor; Parasite; class


Gao Xuexin, The meaning construction of class metaphor from the perspective of space criticism—Take the film Parasite as an example. Art and Performance Letters (2023) Vol. 4: 27-31. DOI:


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