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    Archetypes In Avatar Essay

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    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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    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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    Avatar Essay

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    Avatar takes place in 2154. A crippled young veteran Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) replaces his twin brother who was one of the scientists to begun exploring the Pandora planet with avatar. Pandora is a place which has expensive minerals called “unobtanium”; which is believed to solve earth’s problem by bringing money to humans. In Pandora where living aliens called the Na’vi. They have their own god, language and a different way of living and different appearance. The Na’vi people worship Eywa.…

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    Monomyth In Avatar

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    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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    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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    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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    Avatar Globalisation

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    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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    Essay On Avatar

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    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 Themes

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    A major theme in the film was rebirth- where a person is reborn spiritually, physically, and or mentally. The main character Jake Sully was the representation of that theme throughout the movie, where in the end he is physically reborn and now an Avatar. The film follows an ex-marine named Jake Sully who is paraplegic. He gets the opportunity to take his brothers place on a mission to a world called Pandora where he will be working with the scientists to learn, and understand the people who live…

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    In the film Avatar, Jake Sully is faced with multiple ethical dilemmas. Including taking his brothers spot on the mission, whether to help the soldiers destroy the Home-Tree and the decision to fight the humans and send them back to Earth. I would like to focus on the internal conflicts that Jake suffered when he decided that he wanted to protect the Home-Tree from Colonel Quaritch. When Jake Sully first came to the planet of Pandora he was absolutely focused on his mission of infiltrating the…

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