Crossing Boundary: Symbol of Barrier, Imagery of Water, and the Third Space Formation. A Text Analysis on Your Name Engraved Herein

Poster of Your Name Engraved Herein. A Taiwanese film directed by Guang-Hui Liu.
The school fence divides the characters’ world into “School” and the “Outside World.”
While A-Han looks through the female student zone through the barbed wire.
Birdy peeks through the tree fence that divides him and A-Han, when the supervisor is telling A-Han’s mother for his compulsory transfer into Social Sciences Division.
The mosquito net provides a spiritual space for A-Han and Birdy’s birth of love.
While A-Han holds back impulsive Birdy as violence avoidance but also connivance, Birdy’s nudity also allows direct physical contact of the two protagonists.
Shower room as a Thirdspace for sexual enlightenment for both A-Han and Birdy.
A-Han kissing Birdy. This is the first time of his direct physical manifestation of his love toward Birdy.
The theater clerk looks through the window of the box’s door for surveillance on A-Han and Birdy.
A-Han gazes at Birdy (along with his body) under the water in the swimming pool.
While the violent masturbation takes place, the water appears in the form of vapor that surrounds the two embracing protagonists.
Crossing school fence shows as a way of challenging regulations and pursuing for freedom.
Birdy showing his recklessness and courage against injustice and sexual bully.
A-Han turning away from Da-Ba and his group for Birdy, as they are now in the same class.
The iconic and symbolic scene when Birdy jumps down from the building into the female zone of the school. This marks his decision to enter the zone of heterosexuality with Ban-Ban from homosexuality with A-Han.

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