Alien Movie Analysis

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When employees work hard, they should be compensated fairly for all the hard work that they have put into their job. In the first Alien movie, Parker begins to complain about the money he will receive in the first breakfast scene. He begins to talk about how much money he will get from this job and his fair share of a bonus from the company. This is similar to the employees at Wal-Mart for several reasons. To give an example, one Wal-Mart employee that I know is registered as a part time worker, but works full time hours. She is employed at a Wal-Mart in Canada and has been working there for around 3 months. She has tried to be employed as a full time worker, but for some reason, her manager does not want to officially make her a full time …show more content…
To illustrate, in the scene where Burke is trying to convince Ripley to go back into space to help the missing colonists, Burke brings up the job she got hired at which is using forklifts and lifting cargo. Burke then says “And I know it 's the only thing that you could get. There 's nothing wrong with it” (Cameron). This is exactly like Wal-Mart because “Almost 2,000 women in 48 states claim that Walmart discriminated against them for pay and promotions” (Hines 1). Burke in a way put Ripley down because of the job she got because that is all she can get because she is a women. When he said that is the only thing she can get, he was belittling Ripley’s working class skill, implying that she cannot get anything better than that. This correlates to the complaints that the Wal-Mart employees were making. They were not getting paid what they should be because they are being discriminated against and dismissed because they are women, just like Ripley. Another example of this would be that Lieutenant Gorman dismisses something that Ripley said, all under probable cause that she is a woman, even though in the end she is right. Ripley is saying how the soldiers should not fire their weapons because their current location is a big fusion reactor. Lieutenant Gorman simply says “So?”

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