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  • Archetypes In Avatar Essay

    Archetypes are common themes, situations, characters, or symbols found in books, movies, or other types of media that are recognizable cross-culturally. The 2009 movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, exhibits multiple archetypes that propel the plot through two separate subplots. Avatar is set in a distant planet known as Pandora. It is inhabited by the Native people (Na’vi), as well as humans who are after a rare and valuable metal only found on this planet. The humans develop Avatars, which are lifelike Natives who are controlled by humans. Jake Sully is chosen to control an Avatar after his brother was killed. His goal is to befriend the Na’vi and convince them to leave so the humans can collect the valuable mineral. Soon after entering the world of the Natives, Jake is attacked by and rescued by a young warrior named Neytiri. After learning their ways and officially becoming a Na’vi, Jake decides that they deserve to stay where they are and questions the decisions being made by the military. But switching sides means betraying those of his own race, and defying the purpose of his mission in the first place. Throughout the story, the use of archetypes give the plot more meaning and purpose. Character, hero’s journey and symbolic archetypes all play important roles in propelling the storyline of Avatar. There are many aspects of the hero’s journey that allow Avatar to progress. The Call to Adventure, which is the is the catalyst for the entire plot, occurs when Jake is…

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  • Social Interaction: Social Reaction Of The Three Idiots

    The Three Idiots (2009) is the best film I ever watched in my life. Not only the film that interesting done, but also its contents which interpret many society problems through the story. This essay is written about what messages I have received from this film. Including how those messages related to the development. First of all, the pressure from society and family. There are many scenes which talking and showing the audience about how serious the characters are suffer with their education…

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  • Monomyth In Avatar

    The amazing world of Pandora with the story that was created by James Cameron to demonstrate Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. Campbell observed that the hero went through many similar situations in every story. The hero begins to separate from their daily life to go initiation a quest that they finish the quest and return home. However, Cameron designed the film Avatar in some a more modern plot of the hero and used a lot of effects to complete the whole monomyth. The whole story of the Na’Vi and…

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  • Avatar Leadership Influence

    Culture and Influence In her position of leadership, Mo’at reinforces the clan’s current culture, as well as to exert direct influence on the cultural changes that take place as the clan’s social structure evolves. Our first introduction to the character takes place in Hometree as she meets an Avatar prisoner. During her first interaction with Jake Sully in his Avatar form, she challenges the conventions currently held by the Na’vi by allowing Jake, a member of the “Sky people”, the opportunity…

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  • Gender Stratification In Avatar

    The feature film Avatar, is an animated film that was written and directed by the illustrious Canadian writer, director, and producer James Cameron. The film was released December 18, 2009. After moving to the U.S in 1971 Cameron decided to attend the University of California where he majored in physics, after graduating he decided to pursue his passion in screenwriting. Some of his best work includes directing groundbreaking and iconic films such as The Terminator movies and Titanic, which of…

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  • Essay On Avatar

    The movie I decided to watch for my Film Review was Avatar, written and directed by James Cameron. Avatar was presented by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and in association with Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and Lightstorm Entertainment. Written originally in 1994, and eventually get filmed in The United States and New Zealand, James Cameron watched his script get brought to life. Avatar was just another success on Cameron’s record, following Titanic (1997) that broke all…

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  • Avatar Globalisation

    A house is often regarded as a home, however this is debatable in many respects. Through globalisation and literature, the representation of a home is not necessarily a ‘house’, as is a house is not necessarily a ‘home’. There are many representations of home within literary contexts, and through an examination of James Cameron’s 2009 highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, I will discuss how deterritorialisation identifies with the idea of home, and how the film exemplifies this idea. In…

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  • Imperialism In The Film Avatar

    James Cameron movie, Avatar, struck the audience in a provoking way. The method Cameron made it seem that way was by challenging the protagonist, Jake Sully, to become involved with the Na’vi and do things he did not believe in after he had adapted to the Na’vi culture. Avatar is a case of imperialism, which has happened throughout history in the world. Various times occurred in history, a foreign country has been imperialized for their lands belongings for natives of a country. Countries take…

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  • Arguments Against Racism In Hollywood

    Twenty years later, and the past two Academy Awards have had all white actresses and actors nominated as best roles. Why is this? As of 2015, Henriksen, a published reporter from the AltPress database, stated “The majority of the Oscar voters are nearly 94 percent Caucasian and 77 percent male” (Henriksen). There is a need for a more diverse Academy. I interviewed Michael Green, a professor at Arizona State University that focuses on racism in Hollywood, and he explained “the Oscars are not the…

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  • Rhyme Ad Analysis: Ralph Lauren Meme

    Sex has been used to sell products in American culture for decades. The alluring promiscuity of sexuality often involves exploiting women for their appearance. The first section of this analysis examines sexuality in the media. The notion that sex sells is typified in the Ralph Lauren perfume advertisement. A beautiful and blond woman is seen being kissed by a handsome young, male. The romantic ad catches the readers’ eyes, yet something is missing entirely from the advertisement: a…

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