Monday, 27 April 2009

The Mark of Zorro

Simply say, this is a classical hero and love story. He punishes the enemies - usually they are unfair powerful governor or sergeant - of poor and weak people.

He is sure to fight man to man but never kill the enemy. Instead of kill, Zorro finally marks the enemy with a shape like the letter "Z" as a warning.
By the way, here is a noble and rich man, Don Diego. He is very different from the most of the other young men. He hates fighting and isn't interested in winning the love of women. Such a weak man hopes to marry with Senorita Lorita, of old noble but now ruined Pulido family. As expected, he is refused from her. However, finally he wins her love. Why did he win her love?
Whenever Zorro appears in the front of such enemies, Don Diego has disappeared from the scene. Whenever Zorro escapes after the fight, Don Diego come back here again and always say "What's this noise ?". It is very laughing scene. Who is Zorro??
I remember to have seen the film "The Mask of Zorro" in 1998. I read wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorro and http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/怪傑ゾロ, then remember the story. At the same time, I have known really many works of books, films, cartoons about Zorro were released in the past.
Junji