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Unformatted text preview: Consumption in Wall-E The film Wall-E is an entertaining animated film that people from all ages can enjoy. Despite the playfulness of the movie, hidden beneath the lovable characters and humorous situations is an important message about humans and their obsession with consumption. In Wall- E, human beings are unable to even inhabit the Earth due to the destruction they brought to it from consumption. While the movie itself is fictional, the message that it presents is one that should be taken seriously, as it forewarns people about a future that is almost unavoidable if we cease to give in to consumption. Consumption is often thought of in regard to food; the act of consuming food to the point of becoming overweight. Though this holds true in Wall-E and plays an essential role in the story, consumption can also mean the obtaining of consumer goods. Similar to consuming food, this definition of consumption means to pile consumer items, such as electronics or other material possessions, until there is simply too much of these items. In Wall-E, consumption is seen in both of these ways. The humans displayed in the film are overweight due to food consumption and are in the position of not being able to live on Earth because of mass consumption of consumer goods while they were living on the planet.consumption of consumer goods while they were living on the planet....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course CSR 332 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08