David Williamson’s The Removalists illustrates abuse of authority, corruption, violence and domestic abuse. Throughout the use of various dramatic techniques, styles, forms and conventions, both Alex Buzo and David Williamson have found ways to challenge the audience into questioning their own beliefs and ideas. Alex Buzo’s Norm and Ahmed is a play that epitomizes abuse of authority, racism and violence. Norm, as the character’s name suggests, is an average Australian – the ‘norm’. He is the typical
In history, there have been times where Imperialism has taken place by the white man. Mitu Sengupta’s article “Race Relations Light Years from Earth“ he writes about how he agrees with the statement that he agrees with the “White Messiah” accusation. Sengupta writes, “Is until I begin to think of just how many Hollywood films have shown various peoples of color (minorities, colonial subjects, the Third World poor) struggle against various social ills (poverty, authoritarianism, imperialism) only to be swiftly arrogated by white men (and, from time to time, white women).”(413) Movies that he talks about are misunderstood about the theme they are trying to get across. The films that mostly have the “white messiah” fable are the ones where the white man, learns about the different culture and spiritual guidance of the way the tribe lived. The most common one of all that everyone knows is Disney’s Pocahontas.
Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice At their best, contemporary Australian plays explore and reveal important social, political and personal issues. This is done using an extensive variety of innovative, unique and brave theatrical techniques to evoke emotion and to engage an audience. Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s “The Seven Stages of Grieving” and “Ruby Moon” by Matt Cameron are two popular Australian plays where this is very apparent. Through our studies in class, it became clear “The Seven Stages of Grieving” is a modern day play which reflects the history of Australia’s Indigenous community and the suffering of the Aboriginal people. An important, noteworthy point is that the play is ever evolving.
They are using stereotypes to classify each other. Racism is another relevant term and theme from throughout the film. Racism is defined as the belief that some races are inherently superior to others and therefore have a right to dominate, generalize and taunt them.’ (dictionary.reference.com). There are many different examples of racism used throughout the the film, one example being the way Gary’s mum acts towards Julius, she does not even acknowledge him, let a lone talk to him or shake his hand, because he is black. Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things especially on the grounds of race, age and sex
Contrastingly, not all white Australians can be generalised by the behaviours of the few, with a couple of dissimilar figures being used to demonstrate alternate approaches as to the acceptance of the indigenous. On a whole Davis’ use of dramatic conventions including stage directions and combination of cultural languages allows present day audiences to understand the quest for an Australian identity. The unrelenting and derogatory behaviour of the “settled” white Australians allows contemporary readers to see the overawing influence they had on the misconstrued society. Through representation of
This could not be further from the truth. Every race is capable of racism, and it is racist in itself to say that it is a “white person’s disease”. Ironically, to say that only white people are capable of racism is racist in itself. UCLA Sociologist Michael Bumstock finds it amusing when people call racism a white person’s disease. He says, “To be racist is to stereotype an entire race based on observation.
Does justice vary over time, place and society? I believe it does the most in the form of racism. A quote by Muhammad Ali, whether you’re at school or work racism happens anywhere and hating people because of their color is wrong. It’s just plain wrong. Racism is destructive, it destroys and creates divisions in society.
The main concern and issue in TKAM is the concept of prejudice. In the text, prejudice is represented mainly through the racial inequality in the town of Maycomb . In the text, we see Atticus' belief in treating and respecting everyone as an individual contrasted with a number of other wold views. The aspect of racism is shown when the people of Maycomb accept the testimony of an obviously corrupt white man. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”.
I had to hate somebody” (593). He assumed blaming others rather than himself was the best way to get over his frustrations but little did he know it was the beginning of his racist rampage. Ellis shows throughout the essay that he is weak minded and has very low self-esteem. Parrillo states that “self-justification”
These include the exploration of human nature and emotion, such as jealousy, manipulation, deception, trust, and innocence; as well as the concept of “good versus evil”. The references to Othello’s colour and origins is one aspect where contemporary audiences would have a differing outlook to those of Shakespearean audiences. In Shakespearean times, it would appear from the play that there was some acceptance by all, even Othello (“haply, for I am black…” III, iii, 267) of the references made to distinguish him from “white” culture. In modern times, this is seen as racism. To the contemporary reader, Othello is frequently marginalised by references to him as “the Moor”, and at a baser level, by direct colour references in a derogatory way: “an old black ram is tupping your white ewe…… or else the devil will make a grandsire of you”(Iago, Act 1, i, 88), and his race being related to unnatural things (“..and must be driven to find out practices of cunning hell….” Brabantio, I,ii,102).