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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44648

The Epidemic Discourse in Japanese Movie Entitled “I Am a Hero”

Rattana Panyapa, Rangsan Naiprom, Manit Sokkhor


Using the idea of discourse as the main method of data analysis, this essay seeks to examine how epidemic discourse is presented in the Japanese movie “I Am a Hero”. According to the findings, there is 1) epidemic discourse opposing the construction of a dystopian and eco-utopian future, 2) epidemic discourse presenting human affects, and 3) epidemic discourse opposing the collection of heroic images in contemporary society. Populism does not play a special function in contemporary tales or cultural productions that are solely intended to provide enjoyment. The way epidemic discourse is portrayed, however, hides society ideology by giving diseases meaning through language.


Epidemic, Discourse, Japanese Movie

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