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Interesting interpretation of the title, 'The Goddess'


Puzzled by the title of this film, I found this interesting:

The film's title has several layers of meaning. On one level, it is a description of the nameless character played by Ruan Lingyu, who is equated with a protective goddess in the film. On another level, the title refers to her character's occupation, in that the Chinese term shennü, while primarily meaning "goddess," also was euphemistic slang for a prostitute.


*from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goddess_(1934_film)



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