Racism in Pocahontas

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Music and Movies

 

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Thomas E

 

Date added:

June 13, 2011

 

Level:

University

 

Grade:

B

 

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6 / 1537

 

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While the white settlers clearly have a conquering ideology laced with ideas of racial superiority, this attitude is offset by Powhatan's steadfast adherence to their culture and traditions. While the film Pocahontas has several incidents of stereotypes and tokenizing of characters, which I will describe later, the heart of the films racism lies in the scriptwriter's historical revision, which has implications in many aspects of American society...
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While the film Pocahontas has several incidents of stereotypes and tokenizing of characters, which I will describe later, the heart of the films racism lies in the scriptwriter's historical revision, which has implications in many aspects of American society. This paper will analyze racist aspects of the film, the Powhatan Tribe's response to the Anglo settlers, Disney's version of the British conquest in what is now the United States, and its political implications...
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