How a Bicycle Equals Power: An Analysis of Beijing Bicycle
Most people see a bicycle as a commodity that can be used for leisure and fun. However, in the film Beijing Bicycle it is seen as a symbol of class statues and higher social standing, for Jian and as a tool that allows Guei to complete the very first job he has acquired. The bicycle in the film can be seen as a replacement for money because having the bicycle equals having power.
Money equals power and power equals influence is something that we all have heard before, but what we have not heard is that this ideology can be placed on other commodities and objects all around us. According to