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Examples Of Colonialism In Avatar

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Colonialism’s Attempt to Destroy Cultural Identity “I was a warrior who dreamed he could bring peace. Sooner or later, though, you always wake up” (Cameron, Avatar). This quote is pulled from the movie Avatar, and it explains how the fantasy of peace in the world is almost forever unattainable. In order to face reality, you have to face the fact that the world is almost never at peace. There cannot be peace because there will always be individuals with uncompromising views, a lack of respect for cultural variances, and greed. These individuals or governments use technology or advanced military tools to dominate a cultures/others and take what they want. This image of colonialism being destructive to cultural identity is demonstrated in both the Avatar movie and…show more content…
Colonialism is done through imperialism, which is defined as “the political, military, or economic domination of one country over another” (Encarta). This is the highlighted them in both the Avatar and Tarzan…show more content…
Tarzan begins with Jane and her father adventuring to explore a new world to study the animals there. This led them to meeting a man that was raised by apes and is culturally different from Jane and her father. Jane and her father teach Tarzan to be a man with their cultural world ideas and eventually reject this. The men that brought Jane to the land sees a resource that they want and they first try to gain the trust of Tarzan in order to get their resource but when the time comes they believe that they can use their weaponry to allow them to dominate that wild world and take what they want. Jane eventually tries to relate more to Tarzan’s views and starts to want to help him and wants to be with him in his