Movie Analysis: Hotel Rwanda
I rememeber learning in philosophy about Kant's idea of wickedness, corruption and perversity of the human heart. There was evidence that the human heart unfortunantrly is not encountered onlyin memory, that it is only met with our current day to day experiances. Eveyday we are obliged to being witness to atrocities wheter they be ethic, racial and unforutnatly some seek to express thmeselves through the distruction and overall annihliation of their “enemies.” After freshening up on my prior knowledge I felt that I could incorapte this idea to the Rwandian Genocide.
During class we brought up the concept of group thinking, leaving people with a mob mentality. This lead me to thinking of something Freud once said about people in a group situation. ‘the individual gives up his egoideal and substitutes for it the group ideal as embodied in the leader’ which leads us to a continuation of his thought that other people as well are ‘carried away with the rest by‘suggestion’. I feel like this is true in many cases, people become sheep and flock to the nearest high standing person spewing thier thoughts. We lose ourselves to follow the group ideal. Which in the case of the film was all started because of Belgium labeling of Hutu and Tutsi, driving many to hate and rebel their fellow countrymen. According to Freud's theroy that group not matter the size at most time will surrender their own free will to the “leader” and in doing this it kind of leave them with the thought or idea that they are less likely to make their own moral judgement when it comes to their actions. They are more likely to blindly follow the “leader.”
I asked mysef a few times how the Hutus could possibly feel justified in murdering their neighbors, and even friends. When watching the film it informed us that prior to Belgium arrving in Rawanda there was almost no tension between the two groups. They speak the same language, look almost identical. With this the Hutu people in order to legtitimise their own sense of...