Scar: The Story of Disloyalty and Broken Bonds It would 410 AD when the Anglo-Saxons first arrived in Great Britain, bringing their significant social values with them as they passed through Europe. Values such as bravery, truth, honor, and loyalty were expected to be learned and used by all Anglo-Saxons. One of the figures who best represents values of the Anglo-Saxon world is Beowulf; however, many villains can disregard these social values. In The Lion King, Scar, the brother of Mufasa and uncle of Simba, is a villain and antagonist who embodies less desirable traits than those reflected by a modern hero. By concocting a plot to overthrow Mufasa, Scar shows signs of having a power-hungry and narcissist personality, ignoring important values such as honesty and loyalty to one’s family.
RACIAL HYPOCRISY IN THE NOVEL Racial Hypocrisy is one of the most important themes that Mark Twain talked in this novel. Hypocrisy is defined as “a pretence of having virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.” Huck’s father is one of the most remarkable examples of the hypocrisy in the novel. He is an abusive, racist and drunk father. MARK TWAIN’S MORAL CONFUSION IN THE NOVEL Mark Twain’s novel, ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ is full of moral confusion. Good “white” people such as Aunt Sally, Miss Watson, have little or no treatment in the injustice and cruel treatment meted out to the blacks.
Upon the release of The Lion King, the African continent was uncharted territory for Disney and many had differing opinions about the way in which ethnicity is addressed within the film. In this essay, the reviews from Steve Twomey for The Washington Post and Edward Rothstein for The New York Times are contrasting opinions about the film and are compared to Carolyn Newburger’s infamous review for The Boston Globe. Though Newberger’s claims have been labelled as hyperbolic in their critique of the film, they offer valid insight into the way in which the film could be interpreted by an African-American audience as a degrading representation of their community, particularly in comparison to Africans. One woman whose criticism became very popular during this time, Carolyn Newburger, states in her analysis of the film that it was intolerant toward particularly poor black people. Though she does make note of Scar, he is not the only villain in the film.
The Representations of Gender, Sexualty and Race in Disney’s The Lion King discusses gender, masculinity vs femininity, sexuality and race. The author Georgia Vraketta talks about the differences with masculinity and femininity. She observed the male characters tend to be more aggressive, while the females appear less aggressive and more fragile. She compares these roles with other films like Snow White and The Lion King. Vraketta then discusses about sexuality, and notes that in the film the villain is a representation of homosexuality and the hero represents heterosexuality.
Comparing two of the most famous archetypes in literature history, a lamb and a tiger, he questions his own God. Even though these poems have animal names they can be translated to many things in life. Blake’s poems have three main archetypes that can be perceived, they are the lamb, the tiger, and a possible mixture of both in society. The first archetype to be critiqued is the lamb, an innocent creature. In Blake’s poem he shows the lamb to be innocent almost naive.
Announcers on TV regularly say out loud the word ‘red****ns’ as if it is nothing, when in fact, the word is every bit as toxic to us as n****r is to African Americans.” If this is the really the case, then why do we still use these offensive team mascots? In conclusion, the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, shows many cultural links to other Native American societies, and also shows some of the outcomes of post colonization. We see this through the modern Native American schooling, the alcoholism of Native Americans, and the offensive Native American sports mascots. It is important to understand the constant mistreatment of Native Americans and how much it can affect
Disney Racism Examples In the movies shown in the video fictional characters are shown to perpetuate insensitive and offensive stereotypes. Many Disney characters in the past have been portrayed in a similar light in an attempt that certain demographics can subconsciously identify with them. This has been exhibit from a plethora of different characters from ‘Sebastian’ from “The Little Mermaid” to ‘King Louie’ from “The Jungle Book” no matter they be man, animal, or inanimate object. I believe attaching these ethnic labels to purely fictional characters is wrong and may send inaccurate representations about these groups of people to younger viewers. Not only will these derogatory instances plague the inner thoughts of this generation but
Many people in Invisible Man think America is a white man's country, but America would not be America without the contributions and influence of black people. More important symbolisms are the coin bank and Tod Clifton’s dancing Sambo doll, although they are in separate chapters they have very similar meanings in the novel, they each represent degrading black stereotypes and the damaging power of prejudice. The coin bank looks like a grinning slave who eats coins, and symbolizes the idea of the good slave who grovels over white men for petty rewards. This symbol follows the narrator throughout the novel. Additionally,
“Hills Like White Elephants” – A Battle of the Sexes Every iconic story or tale describes a battle—be it the battle between good vs. evil or morality vs. immorality. But perhaps, one of the greatest battles to take place is the battle of the sexes. Through his short story, “Hills Like White Elephants,” Ernest Hemingway offers an insight into this clash. The popular view of this story is that the male character exhibits dominance over the female, yet one must acknowledge the fact that, perhaps, this view is flawed. Hemingway’s narration of this story through a unique point-of-view and a dynamic female character named Jig serve as evidence that it is the female who wins this battle.
This one was quite large for its species and placed its intelligent little paws on her chest and starred down at her. (Junot Diaz, p. 55) In “Great Men’s magic: Charting hyper-masculinity and supernatural discourses of power in Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”, Dixa Ramirez writes that the mongoose-like creature persuades Belicia to fight for her life: “You have to rise now or you’ll never have the son or the daughter”. He makes this claim as a matter-of-fact, just another part of life. In the novel, still, Yunior warns the readers that they might not be able to believe what happens next (before the Mongoose appears for the first time) but affirms that it is the truth as was told to him. Thus, Díaz’s work differs from other previous works that use magical realism, because Díaz chooses not to impeccably mix the magical within the realism.
The African lion, whose scientific name is Panthera Leo, is a social carnivorous mammal. Female lions live in prides where most of them stay through their life spam unless another pride takes over and divides them as a result. Male lions, in contrast, tend to be nomadic and form associations with other male lions that will help them succeed in taking over other prides for the purpose of reproducing. Not many studies that focus on the social behaviors of African lion have been conducted. For this reason the researchers who wrote this paper decided to study the Panthera Leo’s social behaviors.