Practical Self-Determination In War Witch

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What is practical self-determination? Discuss the role that the Great Tiger, the Magician and the Butcher play in Komona’s practical self-determination in the film “War Witch” (Rebelle). When does she finally cease being a child (15 marks)?
Practical self- determination is the growth of a person and them being able to use their learned knowledge to benefit their future. Self-determination strives for a subconscious need to fulfill innate psychological needs. The three basic needs include competence, relatedness, and autonomy. Throughout the film “War Witch” (Rebelle), the viewer is able to witness the growth of Komona since the start of her involvement with the Rebels. It is through the interaction with the Great Tiger, the Magician, and the Butcher as well as others that help Komona discover her practical self-determination.
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Her comfort and understanding of her environment showed that she was originally had competence for her environment and control over the outcomes within. When she is first taken from her home she overcomes with emotion. She is dealing with learning an entirely new way of life and accepting that she has lost everything she has even known. This loss of control and uncomfortable unknowing of what might happen takes a toll on Komona. During a battle against the government soldiers, a ghost tells Komona that she needs to run, she follows the directions of the ghost and misses the bullets. She is the only survivor from her village and this is what causes her to be considered a witch. Soldiers then take her to meet the Great tiger, head of the rebel army. Through her important relationship with the Great, Tiger Komona feels a sense of safety since she is now an asset to the army and therefore she will not be beaten. Knowing that she is now protected from the harm from within the rebel group is an important step to Komona expanding her practical

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