Monkeys will be especially blessed by the God of Wealth and the auspicious stars in 2020. Therefore, you will experience a spell of good fortune and feel quite lucky in terms of both income from work and windfall.
Growing up, one of my favorite TV shows was a strange Japanese comedy called saiyuki, known outside of Japan as Ape, or Monkey Magic. It only lasted 52 episodes, but the English reruns became a cold hit in the 80s and 90s. This series was based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West, a 400-year-old story that is itself a fictionalized retelling of a Buddhist monk's journey to India It was over a thousand years ago, to be honest, I didn't even know the series was Japanese.
But as I got older I noticed the characters and storylines were popping up in other media and slowly I began to understand how real this novel was had influenced modern culture while researching for this article, which I found out in the century since the first trip to the west that film was made, there are now over 220 films and TV shows based on its history which leads us to the question why the trip to the west is so popular, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula are probably the most retold ten and newly invented characters from modern Western fiction since the dawn of cinema and the advent of television rarely goes a year without appearing on screen in some form, their characterizations of adventure and their looks are now so iconic that they it has become kind of shorthand for character archetypes in western storytelling, simply by saying their name or showing part of their ensemble calls up the characters instantly and an understanding of how they are most likely to behave in Asian fiction. No characters are more evocative or iconic than the journey to journey In the west, the Ming Dynasty novel revolves around the Buddhist monk Xuanzang, known in the west as Tripitaka, who is sent on the title pilgrimage to India to collect a number of sacred scriptures and save the souls of China while the novel is based on the true story of a rebellious monk of the same name its fictional counterpart is the exact opposite in the story xuanzang is n aive passive and in most cases he is kidnapped by demons who believe that eating his meat would prolong their lives, while he often blames the other characters for immoral behavior. He exists most of the time in the story as a master in need who needs to be saved and whose main objective is to serve as the vehicle that propels the rest of their quest zhubajie or pigsy.
One of the group's most popular characters is the reborn spirit of the Marshal of Heaven, who descends on earth exiled after getting drunk and sexually assaulting a moon goddess was sent to a pregnant pig, resulting in his iconic half-man-half-pig appearance, which is characterized by his looks. He is characterized as greedy, lustful, and lazy by his companions, and often the book's narrator often refers to him as an idiot for his lack of self-control. The two most forgotten characters of the group are Shawujing, known as Sandy, and their faithful steed, Bailongma, or the white dragon horse the horse was originally the dragon prince Ailong, who was supposed to be executed by his father after he accidentally burned a royal treasure.
He was later released, and after a brief battle in which he ate Xuanzang's horse, he was turned into a horse himself and ordered to carry the monk on. On his journey, he rarely speaks or plays a role in the story and outside of a case or two is therefore most overlooked. While Shawujing or Sanding play a more active role, he's also one of the least-celebrated companions like Piggy He Was Thrown From Heaven, too, but for the much lesser offense of breaking a vase on his reincarnation, he lived by a river, killed travelers and used their skulls to make a necklace, after being defeated by the pilgrims he converted to Buddhism, he turned himself into his necklace's signature prayer beads and he joined the quest in China.
It is a common joke that his role on the journey is to act solemnly, occasionally crying and telling others that the master is being kidnapped and the figure who stands above all as the most famous and influential figure, the Monkey King While Xuanzang's trip to India forms the basis, Son Wukong is definitely the main character. The first chapters of the novel tell the story of the birth of a monkey from a stone egg. His search for immortality and the mastery of Taoist magical abilities as well as his struggle to conquer the sky culminated in his defeat to Buddha after he was imprisoned in a mountain for 500 years, equipping him with the iconic golden circlet that crushes his head, if he does not obey the monk.
Wukong is played as a fun-loving trickster, but at the same time as an arrogant joker who is equipped with his legendary golden stick, admittedly an extremely powerful fighter the basic traits and personalities of these characters are nothing new even by the standards of the 16th century, as already mentioned shranzan g and the story itself is based on the exploits of a monk of the same name, and many argue that Sun Wukong himself is inspired by the Hindu god Hanuman, but it is their simplicity that defines them, not their origins, that give them such a long lifespan The benchmark for good character design is to visualize them in an empty space and be able to know exactly how they will respond to given stimuli. Even someone with a superficial knowledge of the characters should have no problem predicting their behavior. The personality of each member of Journey to the West is so well represented by their looks and actions that it becomes impossible to separate those traits from these characters The Merry Fighter The Greedy Fool The Helpless Master And Those Who All Forget The Cast Of The Journey To The West Have Become Persistent Character Archetypes In Fiction, Just As A Deer Stalker's Hat Is Immediately Reminiscent Of A Brilliant But Slightly Selfish Detective The Golden Circlet Is Just As Reminiscent clearly reminiscent of a wild but immature monkey as a child.
I loved watching these crazy characters fight their way around the world, although I've never thought about why the characters are undoubtedly classics and the adult action can be fun I now understand that the real meaning behind the journey in the west maybe something is much deeper. the ming dynasty was an interesting time in chinese history the switch to maritime trade facilitated greater interaction with the world, but at the same time the dynasty became more isolated in nature nevertheless with improved printing processes and increased literacy rates art theology philosophy and fiction flourished as the strongest influences on culture namely at that time Confucianism Taoism and Buddhism are illustrated in his works and especially in the Journey to the West within the text lie complex and interwoven themes of a Buddhist universe that is fused with Taoist mysticism - all held together by the Confucian order that has many made to debate the underlying intent of the author. Some claim the novel is a parody of the bureaucracy's inability to bribe despite the fact that presenting scrolls was their only duty for me, I agree that while it is a Buddhist allegory, the meaning is not entirely religious .
I believe the journey to the west is a story of personal improvement and the fight against inner demons main characters who symbolically represent different aspects of human existence Xuanzang, the reborn spirit of the golden cicada and the true perfector of the heart literally represents the body and seam the heart often we are weak and fragile. Only with the power of the Spirit can we achieve our goals. In fact, through proper cultivation and ceremony, it may be possible for us to shed our mortal shell and discover our true selves.
Samukong, in my opinion, represents the duality of the mind, on the one hand, the mind is a powerful weapon, just as Wukong wields his casualness in a position to go beyond our limits and tear down any barrier in front of us, but at the same time with his golden locking ring symbolizing we must hold back learn and control our anger if we want to find the real purpose this is known to be taken to extremes in a chapter in which Wukong has to fight the six-eared macaque, a power-hungry and violent impostor who disguised himself so perfectly as Wukong, that only Buddha could tell them apart, the chapter ends with Wukong killing the deceiver who figuratively destroys the older unbridled version of himself I believe exemplifies our own greed, pleasure and consumption. His Chinese name juba jia translates as the pig of the eight commandments, dhists lose their earthly inclination at the end of the novel, piggy cannot control himself and is the only character who does not achieve enlightenment. As a result, he is given the role of cleaner of the altars, perhaps showing that while not everyone there is still a place for me to be saved Sandy describes the regret of being thrown from heaven for what appears to be a minor transgression to a river demon and a killer I believe that this can show us that not only can bad deeds lead us down the wrong path, but salvation is possible when we are genuinely repentant and do our best to make amends, even that Horse, although mostly overlooked, is, in my opinion, an example of duty and silent responsibility.
We all have our own burdens to bear but if we do it step by step we can eventually get the job done and reap the rewards of hard work as I said, these are just my own thoughts in the story and that makes the novel interesting, Nobody is technically wrong, you are free to interpret it however you wish, which ensures that the story continues to be told in different ways. We have portrayed it as a sleazy love story as a growing up propaganda that incites war against defeating enemies and of course as a kung fu adventure fighting monsters, which brings us to the last section. Chinese characters like Bolan have seen many film adaptations and might be more of a household name thanks to the Disney movies in the west, but for better or for worse, there isn't a single story or character in all of Asia that can boast as many produced versions as some Wukongs and the Journey to the west.
In researching this article, I found that nowhere on the internet were there definitive lists of exactly how many movies and series there were, spoiler alert I made a list, the link is in the description and you are welcome, cameo not include. I've found that at the time of this writing there are about 220 movies and TV shows that you ectly about or inspired by the trip west when I made the list, I realized that most movies fall into one of four categories: the Retelling the crossover, reinterpreting and appropriating the narration of the original novel is very similar to a series of self-contained but interconnected adventures, each chapter almost always ends with the narrator addressing the reader directly and asking him what he thinks will happen next, and encourages him to keep reading. It almost feels like you're reading a comic or watching a Saturday morning cartoon.
As a result, it's no wonder retelling is by far the most common of all the film adaptations on TV shows, and cartoons usually start at the beginning of the novel and continue from there , but the films often select the chapters that can be easily translated into the film with little context. Notable examples are the 1986 CCTV series 'Journey to the West' with Lil Xiao Ling Tong in the lead role as Son Wukong v in china it will play this series and of course saiyuki or ape the belligerent japanese tv show that introduced me to the novel the crossover although it is not exactly common there are a couple of films and series in which the main characters are transported into the world of journey in Western adaptations often use this style with disappointing results in the American television series The Lost Kingdom ch from 2001 and the 2008 film with Jackie Chan and Jet Li both see a modern white protagonist transported into the world of travel to the west well and you won't miss a thing if you skip them for a more successful example of this style. I would recommend the animated sip of a 1988 title.
Doriamon the recording of Nobita's parallel visit to the west. It's a fun and healthy adventure without feeling guilty about the original reinterpretation takes the basic story and characters from the trip to the west and creates a new universe or continues from where the original is done, these are adaptations most often nativity anime like Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball or the Starzinger from 1978, which reinterprets the story as a space opera. I would also recommend the Korean animation Fly Superboard and the Hong Kong film series A Chinese Odyssey for interesting variations of the formula Appropriation is when a film or series has nothing to do with the actual story of the trip to the West, but still takes a character , who is usually Wukong and she takes on the role of the main or secondary character.
I'm assuming this is done to create some sort of instant credit for their IP, but as with the crossover, the results are mixed. The 1989 anime Goku Midnight Eye is set in a blade runner future with detective Goku, a man who is brought back to life with a retractable stick and inexplicably implanted in the eye with a supercomputer with over 200 movies and TV shows it's impossible To cover them all here, and it would j. We're just distracting from the point of this article, but these many adaptations show the strength of the journey to the west and perfectly demonstrate how a Ming Dynasty story is more popular today than ever before . xuanzang the priest zhubajie the pig shawujing and the horse as well as some Wukong the monkey king Their simplicity and iconic characterizations have allowed them to transcend their medium that has stimulated children's imaginations for over 400 years, and it is the deeper themes and messages that who accompany us into adulthood and ensure that people do it.
Interpret and adapt this story long after we have left this world. To answer the question of why the trip west is so popular, in the words of a classic childhood television show, it's because the nature of apes is irrepressible. Thank you for watching one more of my articles, it took a long time to put together but I hope it was worth it when you watch it o On the first day of the upload you can come back tomorrow for the full list of everyone Movies and tv shows from trip to the west but as always thanks for watching, i'm wukong and goodbye
2021 is a very good year for Monkeys. In 2021, many Monkeys are destined to develop a relationship among old classmates or long-time good friends. It is recommended that Monkey people cherish this good marriage predestination. .
The Monkey Symbolizes Cleverness in Chinese Culture
The Monkey (with a big 'M') is the ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Many Chinese try to give birth in a year of the Monkey, as they believe that this will make their babies clever. In China saying, 'Your kid is like a Monkey,' is perceived as praise. .
Ah! A wonderful year of the ox is ahead! The year of the rat is finally coming to an end. People born under the Ox zodiac sign have the personality traits hard work, patience and humility. And the ox symbolizes harvest and happiness in China.
To explain more, let me tell you a story you may not know about The Legend of the Ox, The ox used to be a messenger of the Heavenly Palace and often traveled between the Heavenly Palace and the world of man - Earth. One day the sky god, the Jade Emperor, heard that there was a huge desert on earth that often brought sandstorms with it. People who live near the desert hoped that the Jade Emperor would help plant grass in the desert to improve the environment.
The Jade Emperor sent the ox to plant grass in the desert. The ox carelessly misunderstood the order and planted a lot of grass on the farmland. Not only did it not improve the environment, but it also affected the work of farmers.
The Jade Emperor was very angry. He decided to degrade the ox to plowing and eating grass on the earth in order to help the farmers throughout his life as a punishment. The ox fell heavily from heaven to earth, knocking out its upper front teeth.
His upper front teeth have not grown back to this day. The ox felt guilty for such a mess. From then on, he not only worked hard to eat grass, but also worked diligently to help the farmers with their farm work.
With the help of the ox, plowed farmland became soft and weeds turned into dung - the best fertilizer for rice. There is more food production now than ever before. The ox's hard work was gradually recognized by men and heaven.
With this the ox gained qualification for the zodiac race. If it made it to the top 12, it would become one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. When the day of the competition came the ox was so excited he couldn't sleep the night before, so he got up early and set off.
In the last minute of the race, the ox was overtaken by the rat that took first place. The ox didn't take this to heart and still treats the rat as a friend. What do you think of the chicken rat that won first place, the rat exploited the ox too much, right? Did I miss something? How could it be that otherwise still be friends with the rat? Now you know why I am an honorable, simple, patient, hardworking and self-sacrificing virtue, etc.
Oh and my upper front teeth. Without upper front teeth, I can eat grass faster, 2020 was the year of the rat. When you look back now, do you feel like last year life was a bit cheating like the zodiac rat was in 2021? We will drive away evil spirits and usher in a beautiful year with the help of the divine power of the ox, which stands for good harvests and good luck
Monkey - Personality and Characteristics
Detailed analysis according to Chinese zodiac compatibility shows that the Monkeys' best matches are Ox, Dragon and Rabbit, which means they will gain a happy and harmonious marriage with people with these signs.
The tiger and the monkey friendship will work well together in business but not romance. They will not have trouble keeping their true natures. If the tiger and monkey soulmates can agree, they can avoid a power struggle and improve their love compatibility. They can have a lot of fun together.
Monkey Luck Predictions and Feng Shui Tips for 2021:
Lucky Colors: pink, gold. Lucky Numbers: 3, 7, 9. Favorable Months: Chinese Lunar Months of August, September, October. Unfavorable Months: June and November.
Monkey Horoscope 2023
Forecast for the Chinese Monkey for the year 2023 suggests that the period will be highly encouraging in all areas of life. Businesspeople can use their innate intelligence to expand their business and earn massive profits. Professionals will advance in their career.
Monkeys live in trees, grasslands, mountains, forests, and on high plains. A group of monkeys is called a troop. Most primates share six basic features: forward-facing eyes, eye sockets, grasping hands, nails, fingerprints, and large brains. Monkeys are most easily distinguished from apes by their tails.
Unlike many humans, some monkeys are genuinely faithful to their mates. A species known as Azara's owl monkeys tends to be monogamous, according to a new study of these primates. The research also found that the monkeys' inclination to be faithful was related to the male monkeys' tendency to care for their offspring. .
Your “Chinese zodiac animal is Monkey” if you are born in of these years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016. Is Year of the Monkey lucky in 2021? The 2021 Monkey horoscope predicts that those born under the Monkey zodiac sign are going to have a good year, a year focused on spiritual evolution.
The 2021 Monkey horoscope predicts that those born under the Monkey zodiac sign are going to have a good year, a year focused on spiritual evolution. During the Year of the Ox 2021, the concerns related to the financial sector are majorly emphasized in the first part of the year, especially the income obtained through your own work.
The Monkey of the Chinese Zodiac is an excellent problem-solver and if anyone can be relied on to find a solution, they can. Their powers of innovation are quite extraordinary and they are also extremely fast learners.