Crash Ouroboros Analysis

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The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; (oura) meaning "tail" and (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail". When looking at the affairs of prejudice, discrimination, and judgement of any shape or form it is kind of like the Ouroboros. People want to believe that they are on the opposite side of judgement, that racism and prejudice is wrong but for some reason they still perform such acts subconsciously. The ones who claim to be accepting and open minded are typically the ones who judge the most without intention or acknowledgement. There is a huge part of this world that blames everyone else for their troubles and problems when in reality,…show more content…
When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their

world”. This is important because if more people thought this way then there would be less feelings aggravated, less judgement, and less violence or hatred. In the movie, Crash there are many examples of different people who have some kind of connection from completely different worlds.
For example, there is a character named Detective Graham Waters who was raised by a drug abusive mother that showed favoritism and compassion to his younger brother Peter Waters and less compassion to the older brother. Now this younger brother, stole cars and robbed people.
Whereas the older brother, Graham Waters became a successful detective. In this movie, Detective
Waters is constantly reminded by his abusive mother to look after his younger brother and to bring him home to her. Throughout the movie are scenes of Peter, the younger brother, running around with a partner getting into trouble to say the least. As Peter runs around getting into trouble, the older brother, Graham visits the mother and takes care of her. At the end of the movie, the
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After the death of Peter, the younger brother, she saw the way the mother blamed
Graham for it all and finally understood his pain and frustration. In conclusion, it is easier for people to come up with their own reasoning and their own understanding for the way things happen in the world. Whether it is right or wrong, it is how they understand the world and sometimes they cannot be convinced otherwise. Much like in the book, “Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through
Reservation Life” by David Treuer where an Indian young man is persuaded to conform to more
“white” American society when he just wants to learn and express his heritage.

There is hate in this world, but there I also love. There is a very harsh reality of prejudice and racism and judgment, etc. but there is also rare sightings of genuine love and kindness. As if a snake or serpent is eating its own tail, most people cause their own problems. For the most part society wants to believe that they are good people. I believe that in a harsh reality, most people can only comprehend what is going on in their own minds and in their own lives. This world needs less media and more community service. This world needs less stereotypes and more open-
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