Hybridity In The Last Samurai

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Each country has a different culture. That culture will thrive on any of its citizens and in use in their daily life. Sometimes, about the culture of the country also appears in the story of a movie. One of them is the last Samurai movie. It published in 2003. This movie is about an American epic historical war film. Nathan Algren as the main character portrays a formerly retired officer of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, who is personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. So, this essay will discuss about the analysis of the Last Samurai using a theory. Because in this film moot about the two cultures, which are Japan and the United States. Then the analysis of the film is going to use an attribute theory of Hybridity in multiculturalism. Hybridity is a theory from Homi. K. Bhabha. Here is the analysis about the Last Samurai movie, according to the Hybridity theory.

First, it will describe about the movie. Nathan Algren is an American civil war veteran who carries moral scars of his victory against the native Indians. Because of that experience, he feels guilt and covers it by drink alcohol horrendous acts in society. Then, his old commander drags him into meeting Prince Mitsui, a Japanese
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It means that culture in hybridity stand in the place after the mixing of two parts from different cultures. The concept of hybridization is predicated upon the ever-changing location of culture and, most importantly, offers the possibility of repositioning. Bhabha’s concept of the hybrid within three distinct parameters: the colonial stereotype, the mimic, and the implicit power of written texts. Then, the core of the theory of hybridists by Bhaha is "less than one and double". This quotations point out that hybridity in multiculturalism is a culture that arises from the combination of two different
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