Hotel Rwanda Essay

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Hotel Rwanda Some people can’t resist trying to be someone they really aren’t. In the film Hotel Rwanda, the main character changed his own styles just to fit in with the Europeans and think that the Europeans will treat them as if he was a real European. And when times of crisis come along, he finds out that the Europeans have always looked down at them. After that, he understands that what he’s been doing was not himself and he changes. Paul Rusesabagina, the main character, works as a manager in a hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. Because of his work, Paul interacts with a lot of powerful Europeans and he plans on building it up so he can call them for help if there is any need in the future.…show more content…
More and more people were going into the Mille Collines to hide from the Hutus. With high hopes, the Europeans will be sending an intervention force that can help stop the genocide. But when the intervention forces do come, they are only there to escort the foreign nationals back to Europe. There will be no stopping the slaughter. The forces will leave with the foreigners. The U.N. colonel tells Paul that the superpowers and the Europeans think that the Rwandans are dirt and not worth the superpowers to save. The Colonel says that Rwandans are not even African Americans; they are only Africans. From that point on, Paul remembered who he really was, a Hutu, and stopped dressing like he used to and started to dress less formal. No more tuxedos and ties, just a button down shirt. This is a quote from Paul in the film addressed to all the guests in the hotel, “Many of you know influential people abroad. You must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us. Say goodbye, but when you say goodbye, say it as though you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help.” Not long after the people made phone calls, the U.N. colonel came with exit visas for a number of families. All the people

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