Have you ever wonder why evil people always try to claim something that is already claimed by another person or group of people? The sky people traveled to this world that was extraordinary called pandora, they wanted to mine all of the rich resources. They came across this tribe called the na’vi who lived on pandora. I think that Pandora’s imperialization is similar to the Europeans trying to imperialize Africa.
The sky people came onto Pandora thinking that they were going to take stuff that didn’t belong to them without a cost. In the movie they tried to get the na’vi to move or else they were going to come and take what they want with no hesitation. Just like how the Europeans thought that they could come to Africa and take whatever they want without a fight. This here shows that Europeans were frightened “Take up the white man’s burden send forth the best ye breed go send your son to exile”. The similarity between the two is that they are trying to take rich resources that don’t belong to them.
The sky people created these bodies that look similar to the na’vi people to get their people to learn the ways of the na’vi and deceive them. In the movie avatar, Jake Sully came across this girl named neytiri who faked like he was one of them to learn the ways of them. Meanwhile the European were starting to create tribe in Africa not in the interior though because they weren’t able to make into the middle of Africa. In our notes they would get sick if they tried to explore inner Africa, so they had to create tribes on the outside edges near the coast. They both tried to blind society by trying to fake and do what the mainlanders would do.
The na’vi started to realize that they had the advantage because no one knew their land better than them. Jake Sully let the na’vi know that “the sky people came to take whatever they want, and that they think no one can stop them”. The Africans tried to fight back, but the Europeans had better weapons. In our notes, the Africans had bows and arrows while the Europeans had guns. In the end both of them weren’t able to take over the land.
In conclusion, Africa’s Imperialization was very similar to the Avatar’s Imperialization. This matters because this proves that James Cameron was an imperialize. In that imperialization is not okay because you are hurting others just to take what you want.