Loss Of Autonomy In Movies

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During the Great Depression era, an innumerable amount of Americans felt the effects of both ego death and loss of autonomy. Because the 1930s took so much away from people, including their pride and humanity, the majority felt humiliated by events out of their control. After the start of the Depression, it became almost impossible to find employment, and nearly all available jobs paid so low that people refused to take them. This resulted in people feeling ashamed of themselves. Consequently the American people viewed this loss of power, control, and pride as a monster and projected it into movies such as White Zombie. The focal monster in the film in a wealthy plantation owner named Charles Beaumont. He is the physical embodiment of the

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