Analysis Of ' Wall E '

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Wall-e is a children 's movie about capitalism and the future consequences of buying into such ideals. It proposes that society would be better off with "wholesome lifestyles" ("Argument Analysis") and less consumerism. Professor Humphreys presented three critiques and four interventions, about the film so that we could analyze it with theories learned in class. She also plays the "devil 's advocate" to argue that "capitalism has destroyed not only the planet, but also humankind, specifically, Americans" ("Argument Analysis"). She proposes that the film is not about the revolution or change that it pretends to be, by using Queer theory and post-structuralism. The first critique presented by Professor Humphreys was centered on corporate America and the results of consumer culture. In the movie, the over consumption leads to massive amounts of garbage and as a result, everyone is forced to leave. The Earth is demoted to a garbage world and Wall-e, a "Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class" (Wall-e) robot, is left to clean up the world. The post-apocalyptic state of the world is blamed on capitalism and BuyNLarge, because a revolution was needed but did not happen in time.
Although I agree with the ongoing theme that presents consumerism as bad, I believe that blaming capitalism and BuyNLarge, does nothing for their situation. Their entire social structure is at fault because buying in excess is ingrained in their discourse because it has become a part of their society.
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