Analytical Reaction Paper #1

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Jessica Moreira Portuguese 497L (Spanish 497L) Latin American Cinema Analytical Reaction Paper #1 Religion The movies, The Conquista , Quilombo , and The Last Supper , all show how religion was used inter-textually and though there were those that believed that the religion was there for salvation, it was truly a way to oppress the people. In The Conquista , there was a scene where Topitzi, the main character, whose name is later changed to Thomas because he was no longer a savage, but a child of God, runs away from those who captured him, the Spaniards. His brother, in order to trade with the Spaniards gives his brother up like Judas, making Topitzi, Jesus. In the Bible, Judas betrays Jesus for 30 silver coins, where as Topitzi’s brother betrays him in order to trade. Again way in which Topitzi can be seen as a Christ figure was when he was receiving the lashes for attempting to kill Friar Diego. Unlike Christ who received a beating without having committed a crime, Topitzi still managed to get the same
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