Waggner’s The Wolf Man has a very straightforward depiction of the foreigner through the character of Larry because the two aspects of the foreigner are represented within two separate phy...
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... a very straightforward manner to provide a commentary on the dissolving of the sovereignty that rules over society. The film becomes an American statement about the importance of being free from oppressive rule which is symbolized through terrorization of the wolf-man and his eventual defeat. Cervantes uses the figures of the foreigner to provide a social commentary on the lack of unity present within Spain during the Inquisition. He uses the dialogue to reveal that the entire society is composed of foreign figures that are imperfect, but the only way to overcome a truly foreign force is by uniting together. These pieces use the common theme of the dreaded foreigner that has persisted throughout history, because people are driven by fear. Without something to fear or fight against, society would dissolve into utter chaos and the foreigner fits that role perfectly.
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