Analysis of the Love Views of the Characters in the TV Drama "Buyi Shenxiang" Adapted from Wen Rui'an's Martial Arts Novels

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Hongren Wang
Kanokporn Numtong


"Buyi Shenxiang Series" martial arts novels are the representative works of Wen Rui'an, a representative of new martial arts in mainland China, and have been adapted into many film and television works. The purpose of this paper is first of all to analyze the love view of the characters in the TV series "Buyi Shenxiang" adapted from the martial arts novel "Buyi Shenxiang Series". The study is also determined to comprehend the attitudes of television drama, which authors towards different types of love, and to analyze the role of love factors in films and television works. The theories adopted are "Triangular theory of love" and film narrative theory. The research method is to find out the details related to love between each character in the TV drama, analyze through the triadic theory of love, and summarize each character's view of love. The research concluded that the love between Lai Yao'er and Yan Yelai as well as the love between Shen Jianghong and Liu Fenyu, belonged to the category of perfect love; the love between Qiusi monk and Miao Xiaoyu was classified as intoxicated love, and the love between Xiang Shaoying and Ru Xiaoyi started out as foolish love before developing into a perfect one. In addition, the love between Li Buyi and Ye Mengse was fond love, the love between Li Buyi and Ruolan belonged to romantic love, the love between Shen Xingnan and Mi Xian was empty love, and the one-way love between Bai Qingshu and Jiang Biling. By presenting different forms of love, the film and television series celebrated the happiness of perfect love, satirized the empty love in the context of the feudal ethics, made the characters more distinct, increased the twists and turns and conflicts of the storyline, and brought the stories closer to reality while simultaneously advancing the storyline

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