Examples Of Racial Discrimination In Oompa-Loompas

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2.1 Racial Discrimination and Slave Labour Toward Oompa-Loompas Seen in The Novel and Movie This chapter provides the theory of racial discrimination and slave labor from the perspectives of movement at that time and promoting a postive image of African-American community toward the discrimination of Oompa-Loompa character. In this chapter, racial discrimination acts towards Oompa-Loompa based on globalization and anthropology theory from the previous chapter. Oompa-Loompas in this novel and movie depicted has lower intelligent, this case proved with several shreds of evidence as I mentioned below, the lack of refined diet, inability to communicate in English, and pygmies tribes from Africa. Roald Dahl versions of Oompa-Loompa in 1963 are pygmies and imported from Africa. "Their skin is almost black" and they once lived in the depths of jungles surrounded by many dangerous creatures (Dahl 74). From that quotation, as we can see "Their skin almost black" are the phenotype of Oompa-Loompa. Oompa-Loompas were imported to the factory and given cocoa beans as the salary. The other case is that in the novel Oompa-Loompas do not speak English and use their own language. "Look here," I said (speaking not in English, of course, but in Oompa-Loompish) (Dahl 49). Oompa-Loompas also craves for cocoa but can 't get cocoa, they dined on a variety of caterpillars and bugs without getting sick. "And they were living on green caterpillars, and the caterpillars tasted revolting" (Dahl, 49).
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