Depictions of Nature in Media and Film
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Some films greatly affect the human psyche and criticize the practices that they do for the sake of their entertainment but in reality, many times their fun activities prove hazardous for other creatures. Likewise the movie Bambi is one of the subjects of Disney that was mainly based on Wilderness. Being an environmentalist William Cronon is going to support the attitude and views of Disney that they displayed in Bambi; it has shown the brutality of the hunters that is becoming a threat for wilderness. He is going to support Disney's vision that human is destroying wilderness that is a source of mental peace for him. He said that wilderness is a human construct and people has to change their attitude and should protect environment. He would say that wilderness is a significant part of nature and nature always opposes civilization. But people are becoming more selfish and are moving towards civilization by disturbing the natural habitats of other creature.
William Cronon is going to support Disney and is going to argue that nature could be found only where there are no humans. But when people became exhausted and wanted to get rid of civilization, cities, crowded places, class, pollution and capitalism, they move towards peaceful places that they found only at natural places. Cronon said that human always goes to nature (wilderness for making them relax) and Disney is going to support his this argument (Lutts,et,al,1992). The claim that Disney and William Cronon are at the same page could be supported by highlighting this point that in this movie the cruelty of humans was criticized as they continue killing the animals and keep on destroying wilderness on earth. Yes, I agree with Lutts that there is a problematic view of nature revealed in films like Bambi. There was considerable chaos after the release of this film and many of hunters protested against this film as they claimed that they were targeted and blamed for disrupting wilderness and natural system.
Lutts, R. H. (1992). The Trouble with Bambi: Walt Disney's Bambi and the American Vision of Nature by Ralph H. Lutts. Forest and Conservation History, 36, 160-171.
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