Postcolonial Study of Cameron’s Avatar
Md. Sadat Zaman Khan
Abstract: James Cameron’s Avatar (2010) is a movie based on the experiences of different paradigms of post colonialism which emerge as a reaction to the colonial discourses in the history of theory. Post colonial discourse aims at re-reading any text that “… directly addresses the experience of Empire” (Mcleod 2007: 33).It is also “concerned with the workings and legacy of colonialism” (Mcleod 2007: 33). Avatar has been screened with the realities of the colonial history where we discover two groups–oppressors and oppressed. Post colonialism, with its multifarious characteristics, enables us to examine the movie in multidimensional ways. It looks at the colonial discourse as designed by the invaders in the movie and at the same time, it is also critical to the colonial discourse.
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Published in Fall 2010-11