Prejudice In The Power Of One

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Prejudice is when we have a preconceived opinion about someone or a group of people that is formed without knowledge, or even a real understanding about them.
Often our prejudices are based on their colour, religion, gender, age. “Prejudice is a part of life and there is nothing we can do to change it”. This quote is only half true, true in the first half ‘prejudice is a part of life’ but wrong in saying ‘there is nothing we can do to change it’. We may not be able to stop people from being pre-judged, but there is always a way to make people look and think about things from a different perspective. One person can change another person’s judgement. People in a position of power often abuse it.
This is clear in the film ‘The Power of
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This evokes a happy feeling in the audience when we hear the singing and see the happy peaceful faces of the tribes as they move together as one. By using this technique, it is showing all the tribes together as being united. PK is one person, but with help of a few he unites us the audience as one with those in prison.

People in a position of power can and will abuse it. This is demonstrated in the film ‘Rabbit proof fence’ (2002) directed by Phillip Noyce. Rabbit proof fence tells the true story of three half cast aboriginal girls who are taken from their families in 1931. Those in power at the time felt that since they created the government policy, they could do whatever they wanted to the people. The 3 children make a daring escape and embark on a 1,500-mile journey to get back home.
The scene when Mr Neville, the chief protector of aborigines, has the power “to remove any half-caste child”, is writing orders for the removal of Molly, Gracie and Daisy from their families in Jigalong “and taken to Moore river as soon as possible”.
The idea that aborigines cannot raise a half cast child and they need to be taken from them is prejudice.
The aborigines in the rabbit proof fence, and the natives in the power of one are treated like animals, sometimes worse. Those in government often abuse their power and often have ignorant views of the aboriginals of the land. They mistreat them and treat them as though they are not equal. They
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