Kpop Reality Check: 17. Why is Ramen such a dominant motif in Boys Over Flowers?
Motif: is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story. Through its repetition, a motif can help produce other narrative (or literary) aspects such as theme or mood.
We’ve all seen Boys Over Flowers, we all laughed, cried, felt pissed off and basically went on a roller…
Awesome article! I remember when watching the Banjun dramas how often they would eat Pizza and that’s cos they were sponsored by Dominos - not something you always know unless you see the credits and listings at the end of an episode which I don’t on a lot of occasions. I often wonder how many social ideals are engineered into dramas along with the advertising and how many political points. By the time I had finished watching ‘Dr. Champ’ i was able to say ‘Korean beef/pork is better than foreign beef/pork, its more tender and has a better flavour, Its cheaper too, and better for the economy’ I swear every character said at least once in the drama that as they were always sitting down to eat meat. as soon as anyone commented on how nice the meat was the cook would say ‘that’s because I use domestic… etc etc’