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Adiscussion of the autoimmune disorder, Vitiligo

Vitiligois an autoimmune disorder where an individual develops white patcheson the skin. These white patches can appear anywhere on the skin ofthe infected person.

Causes

Thehuman skin gets its characteristic color from the pigment melanin.The cause of this disorder is the loss of skin pigmentation, as aresult of the destruction of pigment-forming cells (melanocytes).However, the cause of melanocytesdestruction is not well known. A possible cause might be that thehuman body immune system destroys the melanocytes,just like it does with other autoimmune conditions.

Symptoms

Themost visible symptom of Vitiligo is the loss of skin pigment onseveral areas of the skin. A person might stay for quite a whilewithout the progression of the symptoms. Later on, the skin mightlose more pigment, and the condition stabilizes. This disordercommonly affects sections of the skin that are exposed to directsunlight, have folds, have injuries or show previous signs of injury.There is a possibility of this condition affecting the eyelids andhair. It is very rare for melanin to return, once the white patcheshave developed.

Riskfactors

WorldHealth Organization statistics shows that Vitiligo affects up to 2percent of the population. In the United States alone it is estimatedthat two to four million Americans have the condition. Vitiligo is acondition that develops during early years in life (age 10 to 30),and it affects both men and women. Families with a history ofvitiligo are at more risk of developing the condition. In case, anindividual has any other autoimmune condition, such as Thyroiddisease chances of contacting vitiligo are very high.

Diagnosisand treatment

Diagnosisof Vitiligo usually requires a physical examination. The conditiondoes not have a possible cure however, there are several methodsthat can be used to improve the skin appearance. Such methodsinclude use of creams, skin grafting, skin depigmentation amongothers.

WorkCited

&quotVitiligo:Get the Facts on Causes.&quot MedicineNet.Web. 1 May 2015. &lthttp://www.medicinenet.com/vitiligo/article.htm&gt.

NationalCenter for Biotechnology Information.U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web. 1 May 2015.&lthttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0022700/&gt.

&quotVitiligo:Causes, Diagnosis, &amp Surgery Options.&quot Web. 1 May 2015.&lthttp://www.healthline.com/symptom/vitiligo&gt.

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Unemploymentin Indonesia and the possible counter measures

Introductionand article summary

Thearticle I have chosen gives an analysis of the macroeconomic problemof unemployment in Indonesia. Suharto’s new Order, in which the newpresident Suhartoreformulated economic policies, saw an increase in jobs in theIndonesian market. These policies reduced the national unemploymentrate by a significant margin. The service and industry sectorsparticularly got the biggest share of this move, reducing the numberof those in the agricultural sector, which Indonesians rely much on.Around 55 percent of the total working population in Indonesia wasengaged in the agricultural sector in the 1980s. However, recentyears have seen a drop of up to 15 percent. The article furtherhighlights that, in the late 1990s, there was the eruption of theAsian Financial Crisis, which saw the temporary reversal in somegreat strides that Indonesia was making towards employment.Unemployment rates rose to over 20 percent, accompanied by anincrease in underemployment. Most of the unemployed folk went back totheir rural homes to join the informal sector, as a result of theincreased unemployment. Indonesia has been experiencing significantgrowth in its macroeconomic sector over the last couple of years. Ina way, the economists can view this as a recovery from the AsianFinancial Crisis. Despite these great strides the informal sector instill plays a significant role in the growth of Indonesia’seconomy. Statistical data from the Indonesian government put theinformal unemployment between 55 to 65 percent. The article statesthat today, 80 percent of the informal sector is in the rural areasand heavily engaged in agriculture and construction sectors.

Thearticle further continues to highlight how, more than a decade ofmacroeconomic growth has continued to pile down pressure on the ratesof unemployment in Indonesia. There is the problem of fresh graduateswho are seeking formal employment. Around two million Indonesiansflock towns in a bid to secure employment each and every year, and itis, therefore, a challenge for the government to create jobs for allthese individuals. The government cannot just stimulate job creationso that the labor market can absorb this huge number of unemployedbut educated individuals. With a population of around 250 millionindividuals, Indonesia is among the most populated countries in theworld. Only four other countries beat it in the list of most populous(China, India and the United States). The article suggests thebiggest hindrance to employment is the ever growing population.Around half of Indonesian population is made up of young andenergetic individuals (30 years and below). If the factors statedabove are combined, the implication is that, Indonesia contains anenormous labor force but the resources to meet everyone’sexpectations are not available.

Theoryreview and analysis

Theconcerns of this article suggest that ignoring the concerns of thegrowing population will always result to an increase in unemployment.There is, therefore, the need for the government to come up with wayson how to control the population and also bring in projects that canreduce the number of those unemployed.

Table2 on Maleand Female unemployment showsthe rates of unemployment in Indonesia from 2006 to 2014. There is asteady downward trend, especially in female unemployment. Femaleunemployment has decreased significantly from 13.4 to 8.7 percent adrop of more than 4.7 percent, which is a major stride towards femaleemployment. Female employment has always been an issue in manycountries not only in Indonesia. There have been significant stridesby the government to curb the problem of gender inequality,especially in the education and health sectors. Despite theseefforts, Indonesian women still prefer to work in the informal sectorand in return get remunerated poorly. A trend that is very evidentfrom Table 2.

Table3 on Maleand Female youth unemployment showsthat, employment is highest for individuals aged between 15-24 yearsof age, just as highlighted in the introduction and article summary.From 2006 to 2011 as can be observed from Table 3, the percentagehas, however, decreased for both male and female youth. Just as iscommonly the case, the number of unemployed female youth surpassesthat of the male unemployed youth. There are a vast number of bothmale and female graduates from Universities, Colleges, TertiaryInstitutions, High Schools, but they cannot get employment in thealready saturated national workforce. The total numbers of thoseunemployed possess only a primary school leaving certificate. In thepast, the statistic was that the higher the level of education thelower the share in the Indonesian workforce. In recent years, therehas been a change in this trend as those with higher educationdegrees have a bigger share in the workforce as compared to those whodo not have any or only one certificate.

Table4 on a Comparisonof those employed in the formal and informal sector. Thistable indicates the top four sectors that absorbed the Indonesianworkforce from 2011 to 2014. Most of those rejected individuals thatdo not find employment in the Indonesian formal sector establish aniche in the informal sector. An observation of Table 4 indicatesthat, the agricultural sector has been absorbing these ‘rejects’.It is evident that the agricultural sector took the biggest chunk andthe least was the manufacturing sector that is a formal sector inIndonesia. One of the biggest unemployment challenges in Indonesiais vulnerable unemployment. Vulnerable unemployment is the kind ofunemployment that results as a result of unpaid labor. This kind ofunemployment is the case for both men and women and is very high inIndonesia as compared to other nations of the world. In the lastdecade alone, this number was 60 percent for males and 70 percent forfemales. Statistics indicates that those that fall into this categoryare majorly from the Indonesian informal sector, a sector where mostunemployed individuals go to seek refuge.

PersonalOpinion and Conclusion

Inmy opinion, the Indonesian government has indeed tried in reducingunemployment. Many developing countries of the world face thischallenge, and the way the Indonesian government is handling thismatter is of significant admiration. There is always that wide gapbetween the rich and the poor in developing nations. The governmentshould come up with a way to narrow this gap by making resourcesequal to everyone. It is historical that once a president wins anelection, he rewards the loyal individuals that stood by him duringthe campaigns and elections. Some of the individuals rewarded do notfit these positions and are just there as a formality. The Indonesiangovernment should, therefore, ensure that they give jobs in terms ofmerit and not just loyalty. From the study, we have seen that thereis quite a significant number that leave Universities and otherinstitutions of higher learning but do not find formal jobs. Thegovernment should advertise these posts so that qualified individualscan apply and in doing so they will be working towards reducing theunemployment rates.

TheIndonesian government should also concentrate on improving humancapital. It is very imperative in any economy to assess the growthelasticity of employment in all sectors. Growth elasticitymeasures the ability of a percent increase in economic growth, toincrease employment. Despite agriculture being an important sector inany economy, the government should move up the value chain and changefrom primary production to secondary and tertiary sectors. TheIndonesian government should lay a lot of emphasis on education. Itis clear from the analysis that almost half of the unemployedpopulation in Indonesia only has one certificate (primary schoolcertificate).

Ibelieve the change of sectors in a bid to reduce unemployment willrequire more skilled labor and so the governments need to invest inhuman capital through education. The problem of graduate unemploymentcan be addressed by defining clearly the employee’s requirementsand the skills that potential candidates are required to have. It isimportant for the Indonesian government to reinforce existingvocational training centers that will aim at improving the alreadyacquired skills from the universities.

Appendix

Table1

&nbsp

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2010

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp 2011

&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 2012

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2013

&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp&nbsp 2014

Labor Force

&nbsp 116,527,546

&nbsp 119,399,375

&nbsp 120,320,000

&nbsp 120,170,000

&nbsp 121,870,000

– Working

&nbsp 108,207,767

&nbsp 111,281,744

&nbsp 113,010,000

&nbsp 112,760,000

&nbsp 114,630,000

– Unemployed

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp 8,319,779

&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp 8,117,631

&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp 7,310,000

&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp 7,410,000

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp 7,240,000

Table2

&nbsp

&nbsp2006

&nbsp2007

&nbsp2008

&nbsp2009

&nbsp2010

&nbsp2011

&nbsp2012

&nbsp2013

&nbsp2014

Unemployment(% of total labor force)

&nbsp10.3

&nbsp 9.1

&nbsp 8.4

&nbsp 7.9

&nbsp 7.1

&nbsp 6.6

&nbsp 6.1

&nbsp 6.2

&nbsp 5.9

Male Unemployment(% of male labor force)

&nbsp 8.5

&nbsp 8.1

&nbsp 7.6

&nbsp 7.5

&nbsp 6.1

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp –

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp –

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp –

&nbsp

Female Unemployment(% of female labor force)

&nbsp13.4

&nbsp10.8

&nbsp 9.7

&nbsp 8.5

&nbsp 8.7

&nbsp &nbsp –

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp –

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp –

&nbsp

Table3

&nbsp

&nbsp 2006

&nbsp 2007

&nbsp 2008

&nbsp 2009

&nbsp 2010

&nbsp 2011

Male youth unemployment(percentage of male labor force15-24 years of age)

&nbsp 27.7

&nbsp 23.8

&nbsp 21.8

&nbsp 21.6

&nbsp 21.1

&nbsp 19.3

Female youth unemployment(percentage of female labor force15-24 years of age)

&nbsp 34.3

&nbsp 27.3

&nbsp 25.5

&nbsp 23.0

&nbsp 22.0

&nbsp 21.0

Table4

&nbsp

&nbsp&nbsp 2011

&nbsp&nbsp 2012

&nbsp&nbsp 2013

&nbsp&nbsp 2014¹

Agriculture

&nbsp&nbsp 42.5

&nbsp&nbsp 39.9

&nbsp&nbsp 39.2

&nbsp&nbsp 40.8

Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Restaurants and Hotels

&nbsp&nbsp 23.2

&nbsp&nbsp 23.6

&nbsp&nbsp 24.1

&nbsp&nbsp 25.8

Community, Social and Personal Services&nbsp

&nbsp&nbsp 17.0

&nbsp&nbsp 17.4

&nbsp&nbsp 18.5

&nbsp&nbsp 18.5

Manufacturing Industry

&nbsp&nbsp 13.7

&nbsp&nbsp 15.6

&nbsp&nbsp 15.0

&nbsp&nbsp 15.4

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Ananalysis of the film FlightPlan

FlightPlan is a thriller film with such a well-choreographed plot. Alittle girl under the care of her mother disappears mysteriously froma plane that is carrying the remains of her father. There is panicall over the plane as the mother tries to figure out where herdaughter might have gone. Despite the flight attendants, captain,air-marshal and crew convincing her that she is merly hallucinating,she is determined to find her daughter. There is the part where thecaptain says “I am responsible for the safety of every passengeron this plane….even the delusional ones!” Flight Planbears a resemblance to the 2002 movie Panic Room. In bothmovies, women are determined to go to great lengths and use theirintelligence for the sake of defending their daughters against theenemy.

Thereare a lot of questions left to answer from the film. For example: Whywould they kidnap her daughter? How were they able to pull out thatstunt? Who are her enemies? Watching and analyzing Flight Plangives answers to these rhetoric questions. There are a lot of themesin this movie however, the most outstanding one is the theme ofprotection. The mother is willing to go to great lengths to provethat indeed she is not insane, and that her daughter boarded theplane with her. There is this one part in the movie where the motherinsists that she boarded the plane with her six year old daughter butwhen the passenger manifest is looked at, her daughter’s name ismissing.

Themother is sure that she her daughter is in the flight, but the crewis convincing her that she may be stressed by the death of herhusband. Her husband is alleged to have died after jumping from theroof and her daughter was present at the time, a claim that shecompletely denies (Flight plan 2006). She is on a sad missionand the mysterious disappearance of her daughter adds more pain tothe injury. What we do not know, however, is that this is a plan thatis well choreographed by the ‘criminals’ with the intention ofusing her daughters disappearance as disguise in order for them todemand ransom. What follows is the wrath of an angry mother.

Fromthe lack of evidence of her daughter boarding the plane in thepassenger manifest, the crew is of the belief that the mother isdelusional. The flight attendants even go as far as asking atherapist to console her. She is somehow convinced until she noticesthat her daughter was on the plane as she had drawn a heart on theseat next to hers. This is where her determination to find herdaughter no matter the cost, crosses her mind. It is mind blowing howshe manages to un-wrap the mystery alone as no one has belief in her.

Heravionics experiences play a key role to the finding of her daughter.She is able to convince the therapist, that she needs to use thebathroom but instead goes to the planes upper compartment anddisrupts the aircrafts electronics. This interruption of electricityand the chaos that ensue is what helps her to move on the lowerflight deck to search for her daughter. She risks her life and thatof the other passengers for the sake of her daughter. She eventuallygets arrested by the air marshal but this does not wear her down asshe is still determined to find her daughter and prove to thepassengers that she is not insane.

Shegoes through a lot of hell but eventually finds her daughter in theavionics section. Her daughter was drugged by the criminals whowanted to set her up. From the analysis of Flight Plan it isoutright clear the love of a mother for her child. She does not carewhether people think that she is insane. This movie clearly showsthat mothers are ready to go beyond the ordinary for the sake oftheir children. Children should therefore reciprocate the love byobeying and loving their parents.

Workcited

Flightplan.Touchstone Home Entertainment: 2006. Film.

Hill,John. The Oxford Guide to Film Studies. Oxford: Oxford UP,1998. Print.

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Ananalysis of the film FlightPlan

FlightPlan is a thriller film with such a well-choreographed plot. Alittle girl under the care of her mother disappears mysteriously froma plane that is carrying the remains of her father. There is panicall over the plane as the mother tries to figure out where herdaughter might have gone. Despite the flight attendants, captain,air-marshal and crew convincing her that she is merly hallucinating,she is determined to find her daughter. There is the part where thecaptain says “I am responsible for the safety of every passengeron this plane….even the delusional ones!” Flight Planbears a resemblance to the 2002 movie Panic Room. In bothmovies, women are determined to go to great lengths and use theirintelligence for the sake of defending their daughters against theenemy.

Thereare a lot of questions left to answer from the film. For example: Whywould they kidnap her daughter? How were they able to pull out thatstunt? Who are her enemies? Watching and analyzing Flight Plangives answers to these rhetoric questions. There are a lot of themesin this movie however, the most outstanding one is the theme ofprotection. The mother is willing to go to great lengths to provethat indeed she is not insane, and that her daughter boarded theplane with her. There is this one part in the movie where the motherinsists that she boarded the plane with her six year old daughter butwhen the passenger manifest is looked at, her daughter’s name ismissing.

Themother is sure that she her daughter is in the flight, but the crewis convincing her that she may be stressed by the death of herhusband. Her husband is alleged to have died after jumping from theroof and her daughter was present at the time, a claim that shecompletely denies (Flight plan 2006). She is on a sad missionand the mysterious disappearance of her daughter adds more pain tothe injury. What we do not know, however, is that this is a plan thatis well choreographed by the ‘criminals’ with the intention ofusing her daughters disappearance as disguise in order for them todemand ransom. What follows is the wrath of an angry mother.

Fromthe lack of evidence of her daughter boarding the plane in thepassenger manifest, the crew is of the belief that the mother isdelusional. The flight attendants even go as far as asking atherapist to console her. She is somehow convinced until she noticesthat her daughter was on the plane as she had drawn a heart on theseat next to hers. This is where her determination to find herdaughter no matter the cost, crosses her mind. It is mind blowing howshe manages to un-wrap the mystery alone as no one has belief in her.

Heravionics experiences play a key role to the finding of her daughter.She is able to convince the therapist, that she needs to use thebathroom but instead goes to the planes upper compartment anddisrupts the aircrafts electronics. This interruption of electricityand the chaos that ensue is what helps her to move on the lowerflight deck to search for her daughter. She risks her life and thatof the other passengers for the sake of her daughter. She eventuallygets arrested by the air marshal but this does not wear her down asshe is still determined to find her daughter and prove to thepassengers that she is not insane.

Shegoes through a lot of hell but eventually finds her daughter in theavionics section. Her daughter was drugged by the criminals whowanted to set her up. From the analysis of Flight Plan it isoutright clear the love of a mother for her child. She does not carewhether people think that she is insane. This movie clearly showsthat mothers are ready to go beyond the ordinary for the sake oftheir children. Children should therefore reciprocate the love byobeying and loving their parents.

Workcited

Flightplan.Touchstone Home Entertainment: 2006. Film.

Hill,John. The Oxford Guide to Film Studies. Oxford: Oxford UP,1998. Print.

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LadyIn The Water and Native American Literature

Abstract

Theessay looks to find the things that are common between these twotopics – Lady in the Water (movie by M Night Shyamalan) and NativeAmerican Literature. Then, find out how they connect to each other.This is particularly important because the movie itself is anAmerican production, therefore, making it a product of modernAmerican literature in the form of a movie. The Native Americanliterature, as analyzed by authors Marmon Silko and Paula Gunn Allen,allow understanding of the tribal literature.

Aftergoing through the movie and learnings from the books by Silko andAllen, a few things stood out:

  • The women centric culture that is reflected in Native American culture

  • Native American tale about nymphs which is similar to what the movie is doing

  • Tribal tales are full of anachronism, just like the movie which switches back and forth with narratives. Multi layered depiction of characters is prevalent throughout

Onekey word that could summarize the essence of the Native Americanliterature is ‘gynocratic’and women power. Native Americans put a lot of emphasis on empoweringwomen (Snodgrass 2011). Contrasting this with the way the worldcivilizations have developed, and how it stands today, women may notbe all that empowered. In fact, the phrase “it’s a man’s world”sums up the situation we have today.

Themovie ‘LadyIn The Water’(2006) has a simple story. The story revolves around a nymph calledas Story. She is from a world called ‘Blue World’ and she needsto return to her world. She is somehow trapped in the regular worldthat regular humans live in. There is something called as a ‘Scrunt’that is preventing her from returning to her world. This is the cruxof the story.

Theentire movie revolves around Story, and how others should help herreturn to her home world. A lot of characters are involved, with someof them turning out to be bad, and some others turning out to begood. There are definitely strong connections to Native Americanculture, and by extension to the Native American literature.

Themovie works on multiple levels, just like tribal narratives would.For instance, here is a phrase from the book by Allen which says,“Traditionaltribal narratives possess a circular structure, incorporating eventwithin event, piling meaning upon meaning, until the accretionfinally results in a story”.(Allen 2). The movie is directed by M Night Shyamalan, who likes towork with characters that have multiple meanings. The narrative alsohas multiple meanings, just like the tribal narratives.

NativeAmerican narrative puts a strong emphasis on the role of women inevery story (Snodgrass 2011). The literature talks about being onewith the universe, and here also the women take prominence. In themovie also, the central role is played by a female character. Theportrayal is sort of demeaning and also empowering at the same time.

Forinstance, throughout the movie, the primary objective is to get Storyback to her water world. For reasons that are never explained, shecannot do this alone. In fact, it is made very clear that in order toreturn she needs four characters – Symbolist, Guardian, Guild and aHealer LadyIn The Water (2006).The weird part of this setup is that most of these roles seem to beplayed by men. Eventually, when the movie wraps up, these entireroles end up being portrayed by male characters.

Onone side, the female character is central to the narrative. Withouther, there is no story to tell and so there would be no movie. Theentire narrative depends on her. The second most important characteris ClevelandHeep, who seems to have lost everything. He finds new purpose in lifeafter meeting Story, the nymph. In many ways, Story is probably theonly reason why Heep even bothers to live his life. This is theempowering part of the story.

Thereis also the Scrunt character which is hell bent on attacking her,probably wanting to kill her. This could be a symbolism for thegeneral interpretation of woman being the weaker sex. She is alwaysunder threat from strong women who look at them as objects. In themovie, the Blue World peacekeepers make it clear that Story need notbe hurt by anyone. This is similar to how the society demands thatwomen be respected (Snodgrass2011). However,some people harm women anyway, just like the Scrunt wishes to harmStory.

TheNative American literature puts tradition at the forefront ofeverything (Allen 59). Tradition can be interpreted as a way ofthings. In fact, this tradition takes precedence of the maincharacter of the narrative as well. In the movie, there are a certainnumber of steps that have to be done before Story can return. Even ifshe is ready to return, she has to follow certain procedures.

Theseprocedures involve the four characters – Symbolist,Guardian, Guild and a Healer. Once these characters are present,there will be some kind of battle with the main villain, and also theTartutic,who are the peacekeepers LadyIn The Water (2006).Ofcourse, there is a giant eagle that will come and ferry Story home.This is definitely like a ritual that is no different than therituals that find a lot of mention in Native American Literature.

Thereis another interesting story that is available online, in the form ofNative American legends about water creatures. It’s called ‘TheMermaid – A Sikkani Tale’ a story that also talks about a mangetting involved with some water based legend female companion.(Casey 2012). While the stores have a different plot, thesimilarities are also there: A woman coming out of water and findinga male companion who ends up liking her.

Aswith any other Native American tale, this tale also talks aboutfollowing rituals to the core. The emphasis is also on the femalecharacter. All of this is in line with what we have come to expectfrom the tribal literature.

Conclusion

Lookingat the movie ‘LadyIn The Water’from a Native American perspective is an interesting literaryexercise. On one side we have a Hollywood, big budget production thathas nothing to do with Native American culture. On the other side,the similarities that exist between the story here and the manyconcepts that are prevalent in tribal stories cannot be dismissed. Itis also understood from the above discussion that Native Americansput a strong emphasis on giving women the highest role in theirsociety. They also have literature that is passed on from onegeneration to the next through oral stories.

Workcited

Ladyin the Water.Warner Home Video, 2006. Film.

Allen,Paula. Art,the Image, and Culture.Print

Snodgrass,Mary Ellen.Leslie Marmon Silko: A Literary Companion.Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2011. Print.

Casey,NativeAmerican Mermaid Stories: The Mermaid – A Sikanni Tale, 2012.Print.

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TheRelationship between Gone with the Wind and American History

Gonewith the Wind givesa captivating aspect of the Civil War, where “Old South” takesthe place of Camelot. The war that was fought not so much with theintention of defeating and freeing the slaves but to give one of themain characters Miss Scarlett O’Hara her comeuppance. This movie isvery much related to the American History as it takes place duringthe Civil War, and the Campaign of Sherman in Atlanta, which laidwaste to much of Georgia.

Whatis most controversial about this film is that it accepts slavery andthe life that the wealthy plantation owners are living withoutcriticism. Slaves are well-treated and very loyal to their masters.This assessment helps us to understand better the thinking of theConfederates regarding the causes of the Civil War and also the LostCause myth. There is a lot of love from the black characters to theirmasters.

Movingaway from the scenes that show military victory, this movie is a truedepiction of the consequences of war. There is a lot of destructionand deaths as people get caught in the crossfire. A lot ofconcentration is paid to the hundreds of dead soldiers instead offocusing on the dramatic aspects of the war. Rhett, who is a verycynical character in the film, is even commended for his heroism.

Thereis a scene from the film where Dr. Meade’s family gather to mournthe loss of their oldest son and brother who died in the war. Theyoungest boy in the family swears revenge, but his father tells himthat it would do no good to have both his sons’ dead. Gonewith the Windis a film that majored around slavery. This is the slavery thatresulted in the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. Despite the lossof more than sixty thousand soldiers, this war finally led to theabolition of slavery.

WorkCited

Gonewith the Wind.Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009. Film.