What I Will Talk About

1332 Words Apr 6th, 2015 6 Pages
What I will talk about:
• Introduction
• Changes over time: o Maori’s depicted as brave warriors o Now depicted as dangerous, violent, druggy’s, drunks
• Stereotypes
• Text 1: Once Were Warriors o Negative representation to Maori’s o Term ‘Warrior’ has changed over time o Violence
• Troubled Heke family
• (25.29 - 25.48: Jake abuses his wife: Shows that Maori’s are violent. The kids look scared.)
• Diagetic sound in the house – makes viewers understand more what the trouble is like to live in the troubled Heke familiy’s house.
• Text 2: Legend Drunk Driving Advertisement o Negative representation to Maori’s o Maori was foolish to even consider driving home
• Text 3: Cartoon
• Conclusion


Q: Why did the Maori cross the road on a motorbike?
A: To get to the other side.
Q: Why did the white New Zealander cross the road?
A: To get his motorbike back.

Q: There are 3 maori’s in a car, who’s driving?
A: The police

Q: You own a two-story house. The top floor is rented to a family of Maoris, the bottom floor to white New Zealanders. One day, there 's a massive earthquake and your entire house collapses. Who survived?
A: The white New Zealanders they were at work.

Hello everyone. If you haven’t guessed already, today I will be talking to you about the representation of the Maori’s. The Maori’s have been portrayed in different ways over time and through different texts. Now that I’ve introduced my topic, what do you think about when I say the word ‘Maori’? Perhaps you…
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