AN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS OF BONG JOON-HO’S MOVIE PARASITE
This paper explores existential themes in the story and characterization of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar Award winning, Korean movie, Parasite which is a brutal satire about the disparity of wealth in modern societies. Being a philosophical movie, Parasite is full of such instances which reveal the inner crises of the alienated lower class people in contradiction to the prevailing social, and economic circumstances. The characters of the movie suffer from existential angst due to their unbearable economic circumstances, where on one side, there is abject poverty and extreme affluence on the other side. The researcher has examined the symbols, dialogues, and actions of the protagonists and the ultimate suffering, in consequences of those actions through the perspective of existentialism.