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Alright, I am writing a movie analysis of James Cameron's Avatar. I am linking the movie with Cameron's view on the war in Iraq.
I already have the ideas that:
Unobtainium could be replaced with oil
Home Tree could be replaced with Muslim mosques
The only side of the war that civilian Americans see is that we are attacking them, the movie shows the Iraqi peoples side of things
The Americans are training Iraqi people to fight like Americans; they are also training the Na'vi to fight like military.
Okay anyways,
my professor suggested that maybe the fact that they used a paralyzed or she said "broken" soldier as the main character could be another way to connect the 2. I cant think of how. Any ideas?
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Make a character that is broken( doesnt have to be literal)

Like a misfit, no place for him in U.S. society. Possibly makes a connection with iraqi people in a village. goes rouge for his new found home. ( doesnt see the war over the oil worth ruining these peoples lives)

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I'd say there's another way to see it: The outsider who comes in to save the frail natives. That could be construed as America coming in to save the Middle East from the rest of the world by civilizing them. More of an 80's era Iran thing though.
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I believe the Avatar movie is a statement of 'white' mans quest for riches at the expense of nature and non-industrialized societies.

to me, the similarities are not enough to believe it is directly about Iraq.

mining, rainforest, tribes = anything but Iraq. {Brazil or Zimbabwe maybe.. but not Iraq}
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I believe the Avatar movie is a statement of 'white' mans quest for riches at the expense of nature and non-industrialized societies.

to me, the similarities are not enough to believe it is directly about Iraq.

mining, rainforest, tribes = anything but Iraq. {Brazil or Zimbabwe maybe.. but not Iraq}
The paper is already written.
I just need to incorporate my professor's suggestion.
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Just do Pocahontas. Same story.
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Just do Pocahontas. Same story.
Never seen it..
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