Examples Of Imperialism In Avatar

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In the year 2009, James Cameron wrote and directed one of the most remarkable films I have ever seen ‘Avatar’. This science-fiction saga has a story line that is engaging and captivating for its audience. Avatar took place on a moon called Pandora. Humans discovered very valuable natural resources on Pandora and did whatever it took to obtain what they needed from Pandora. The people of Pandora are Na’vi’s, a 10 foot tall, blue-skinned humanoid alien group that lived in the rainforest or Pandora. The Humans found a way to interact with the Na’vi’s by artificial yet organic avatars that were controlled with a human mind and conscience. Jake Sully, a paraplegic marine who was given the task to manipulate the Na’vi’s into leaving their home. Sully entered …show more content…

We try to give them medicine and education road! But no, they like mud. I wouldn’t care except their damn village is sitting right over the riches unobtanium deposit for a hundred klicks of any direction. Which sucks, for them, because they need to relocate”. This cruel words shows imperialism. Avatar’s imperialism in the movie and the world’s history of imperialism have many similarities. People with more military or power tend to destroy people who have less power for self-gain. Imperialism is the advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation by gaining indirect control over the economic life. There are many times in history were natives of a country have been imperialized by a foreign country for their land resources, this happened in the Avatar movie. Africa was imperialized by the Great Britain to conquer new lands for Brits to settle like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the American colonies. They imperialized them to get the wealth of their lands. Diamonds and gold in South Africa and ivory from Kenya. To open up trade routes, to get goods etc. This was why they were imperialized. The humans in the Avatar wanted to obtain unobtainium which lied beneath the home tree to save from energy

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