A Comparison of the Australian Aborigines and the Na'Vi in 'Avatar'
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A Comparison of the Australian Aborigines and The Na’vi in Avatar.
The widely acclaimed movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, is known as a movie that portrays the treatment of the Aboriginal peoples. It shows many similarities in circumstances and views of the Aboriginal peoples. However there are still some differences between these cultures.
Each group of indigenous peoples have their own culture, lifestyles and beliefs. In Avatar the Na’vi believe that every living thing is connected while the aboriginals believed that if you took care of the land then the land would take care of you. Also the Na’vi worship Eywa, their goddess made up of all living things while the aboriginals worship the land. The Aboriginals are nomadic and…show more content… The aboriginal tribes didn’t have that. On the other hand both groups had the advantage of knowledge on their side. After the invasions there were wars that caused so many to die but the actual war on Pandora took much less time than fights between the Aboriginals and Europeans. In addition the Europeans took the aboriginal children away from their families while the “sky people” tried to blend in with the Na’vi. Parker Selfridge stated in Avatar, “Look. You 're supposed to be winning the hearts and minds of the natives. Isn 't that the whole point of your little puppet show? If you walk like them, you talk like them, they 'll trust you. We build them a school, teach them English. But after - how many years - the relations with the indigenous are only getting worse.” This sentence is about the Westerners reaction to the invasion. It is about how the Westerners are trying to blend in. what they want most is the Unobtanium and are prepared to do anything to get it as Selfridge says in this statement : “Killing the indigenous looks bad, but there’s one thing shareholders hate more than bad press -- and that’s a bad quarterly statement.” They are more worried about money rather than the lives of others.
In conclusion, the Na’vi in Avatar and the Aboriginal peoples have had similar circumstances and have similar views but their stories ended differently. The conflicts between the Aboriginal peoples and the Europeans