Cloud Atlas

Topics: Predation, United States, Native Americans in the United States Pages: 2 (580 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Cloud Atlas
Concept of “predacity” as related to class topics:
            The concept of “predacity”, in my opinion, is related to so many of the topics discussed in class. The most formidable connection would be that of human on human.  In regards to race, class and gender, “predcaity” fits the system in which the American culture has been designed around. Rich white men have been the predators of poor minorities and women since the creation of the United States. Minorities and women have been discriminated against since the pilgrims set sail and the revolutionaries first wrote the declaration of independence. What followed was a constitution that, in theory, gave only white men the freedom of life, liberty and property. Women and blacks couldn’t own property nor did they have the same liberty white men had. To this day women and minorities are still discriminated against in a predator like way.             Predacity could even be taken to the extent of harming women and races that weren’t white. The Native American Indians were murdered for their land, Africans were enslaved, killed and tortured at the crack of their masters whip. The vicious truth of human nature is one of animal like “Predator vs Prey” approach. The one actor said a couple times throughout the movie that “those who are weak are meat, those who are strong will eat.” Rich white men have preyed on the economical and social gain of others for millennium. What we’ve discussed in class shows predacity like examples in current systems we have in the United States today. The way corporations prey on those who will work or are forced to work for cheap or no labor in over sea workshops and brothel like set-ups gives more verification to human predacity in modern times.

Recurrence as a theme and preventing predacity from recurring:
The theme of recurring in the movie happened with every different time and environment. People preying on people, companies preying on companies and groups preying...
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