Concepts From Social Psychology : Rabbit Proof Fence Essay

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Concepts from Social Psychology in Rabbit-Proof Fence
Summary
Rabbit-Proof Fence is the true story of three young aboriginal girls who were forcibly taken away from their families in Jigalong to attend a White school designed to enculturate them into becoming good house servants and laborers to White families. Molly, age fourteen, is the leader of the trio, including 8-year-old Daisy, and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie. The relocation and education of “half-caste” children was part of the Australian Government’s decision that the “half-caste race” was a danger to society and must be bred out of existence. The movie follows the three girls as they escape the re-education camp and begin to make their way back home, following Australia’s unique solution to the overpopulation of rabbits and destruction of vital farm land and crops, the rabbit-proof fence. The girls unknowingly outwit the camp aboriginal tracker, Moodoo, and the White authorities, in order make it back and live with their mother.
Thesis Statement The film, Rabbit-Proof Fence, is a great example of two differing cultures and the unique challenges they face when interacting. The evolutionary perspective is best used to describe the family bonds the children have for their mother, and the sociocultural perspective is best used to describe the motivations behind the social and cultural factors behind the Aborigines Act of 1905. To further develop the interaction between the white Australians and the Aborigines I…

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