Discussion of Americans’ Crisis Consciousness from 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
Abstract: This thesis studies the relationship between humans and apes and from the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” explores Americans’ crisis consciousness. This thesis first explored the relationship between Will and Caesar and it reflecting that human and apes should live in harmony; Secondly, it studies the crisis consciousness of Americans and analyzes the causes of American crisis consciousness. Then it point out that the potential disaster has inspired the Americans’ crisis awareness and reminded the Americans to be kind to nature; Finally, it gives some suggestions for alleviating the crisis awareness of the Americans and thus alleviating the Americans’ sense of crisis.
Key words: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”; apes and Americans; crisis consciousness
The 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' explores the conflict between human civilization and the evolution of science and technology. In the film, the struggle between humans and apes tells that if human beings cannot fully respect the laws of nature, it will lead to ecological imbalance and eventually lead to human destruction.
The film reflects the Americans’ crisis consciousness, and worries about the future. Humans should strive to build a harmonious coexistence with animals, so as to achieve the balance of the whole ecosystem and live better.
This thesis studies the relationship between humans and apes and from the film explores Americans’ crisis consciousness, Americans know that they are stronger, but the nation is at risk. They fear that the free life they enjoy is threatened by the government and cannot be preserved. Through this film, one can learn that humans and animals should live in harmony.
The thesis consists of three parts. Firstly, it analyzes the plot of the movie and human beings relationship with apes by focusing on the relationship between the chief actor (Will) and the ape (Caesar). By analyzing the relationship between humans and apes reflects that humans and apes need to live in harmony. Secondly, it discusses carries out a study of Americans’ crisis consciousness. Through the apes’ constant evolution in the country, the Americans’ crisis consciousness arises. So the humans start a war against the apes. Finally, it makes some suggestions on reducing Americans’ crisis consciousness. The potential disasters inspire the Americans’ crisis consciousness and remind Americans to be nice to the nature and animals.
1.Watch the disastrous movies attentively.
2. Collect literature about the American crisis consciousness on the Internet, in the library and from the books I have read.
3. Keep in touch with the instructor during the writing process and polish the drafts.
1. Thesis report Deadline:5th,Mar.
2. Data collection and the first draft Deadline:20st, Mar.
3. First draft modification Deadline:28th, Mar.
4. Second draft modification and the final version Deadline:25th, Apr.
1 Introduction 1
2 Relationship between Man and Ape Reflected in the Movie 2
2.1 Advantages of Man and Ape Living in Peace 3
2.1.1 Avoiding War between Human and Apes 4
2.1.2 Reducing the Americans' Crisis Consciousness 4
2.1.3 Making Society Stable 5
2.1.4 Protecting the Environment 5
2.2 Changes of Humans’ Emotion to Apes 5
3 Americans’ Crisis Consciousness 6
3.1 Americans’ Crisis Consciousness in the Film 7
3.1.1 Worring about Their Own Safety 7
3.1.2 Losing Trust in Leaders 7
3.1.3 Concerning about Freedom 8
3.2 Causes of Americans’ Crisis Consciousness 8
3.3 Suggestions on Reducing Americans’ Anxiety 9
3.3.1 Respecting and Protecting Nature 10
3.3.2 Enjoying Life and Purchasing Happiness 10
3.3.3 Being Oneself and Trusting Leaders 11
4 Conclusion 11
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2 Relationship between Man and Ape Reflected in the Movie
2.1 Advantages of Man and Ape Living in Peace
2.2 Changes of Humans’ Emotion to Apes
3 Americans’ Crisis Consciousness
3.1 Americans’ Crisis Consciousness in the Film
3.2 Causes of Americans’ Crisis Consciousness
3.3 Suggestions on Reducing Americans’ Anxiety