Hotel Rwanda/Paul Russebagina Essay

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 320
  • Published : August 22, 2010
Open Document
Text Preview
Hotel Rwanda Essay- Freedom vs. GovernmentWould you rather have freedom or be controlled by a government? There are three main reasons that government is chosen over freedom. First, not everybody has freedom. Second, people get more safety with government rather than when they are free. Third, chaos erupts because in freedom there are not any laws. The number one reason why government is chosen over freedom is because not everybody has freedom. If everybody has freedom, it would most likely be relied on more than government. As you may know in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms…” Not only freedom, but rights, such as “the right to life liberty and the security of person.(UDHR, article 2)” But as demonstrated tin the Film, Hotel Rwanda, produced by Terry George, most of the people in this case in Rwanda, do not have freedom or even rights(MHR)! Unfortunately, as stated in the Universal declaration of human rights, “All humans are born free and equal in dignity. (UDHR, article 1)” is untrue. Poor innocent babies become slaves when they are just four or five years old. They are taken away from their families and are sold in the slave trade market. Here again we see people breaking the law, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. (UDHR, article 4)” Another reason why government is chosen over freedom is because people get more safety with the government rather when they are free. As demonstrated in the film, Hotel Rwanda, all the Hutu people where protected by the government from the Tutsi armies (MHR). But the Tutsi people were not protected by the government because they were free of the government (mostly because they are Tutsi and the government was Hutu). Occasionally, people want safety, and that it is what the government gives them, Also, shown in the film Hotel Rwanda, some Hutu did die (but not as much as the Tutsi) because the...
tracking img