Movie: The Last Emperor Essay, Research Paper
Movie: The Last Emperor
On 1908 in Peking The emperor I-Sin-Ger-Oh-Who-Eee, son of prince Dredd, at the
age of two, was crowned because emperorist Dowager was dieing. He was chosen
because Dowager was his grandmother. The only thing that was bad was that they
took him from his mother and gave him this lady that they called his ?Wet nurse?,
which mainly breast fed him and took care of him. Also he was not allowed to
leave the empire.
In the beginning after he was crowned emperor everybody waited on him hand and
foot. At the age of about twelve he started to dislike not being able to have
any freedom such as not being able to leave the forbidden city when his
biological mother had died and when there was a war going on in his country and
he couldn’t even see beyond the walls of the forbidden city. Also at the age of
twelve it was accustom for him to get married, so he married two seventeen year
old girls, one as a wife and one as a secondary console.
One time he was so mad that he wasn’t aloud to leave the forbidden city to go
see his mother that had just die of swallowing a opium ball, he took his mouse
and through it against a wall.
Towards the end he gets arrested and brought to jail for crimes he didn’t commit
such as trying to reform the empire. In jail the guards found that he was
getting special treatment like getting his shoes tied so they moved him into
confinement. He disliked jail so much that he tried to commit suicide, He did
it by slighting his wrists and sticking them in hot water but a guard that use
to be in the forbidden city found him and woke him up.
At the end he became emperor again because the people of the Manchuria would not
listen to the government so they used him as a dummy so the people would obey
I liked this movie but I also disliked this movie, it was OK because of the
background and it seamed very real, but I didn’t like this movie because it was
hard to understand.