Character Analysis: Candice Van Van Der Merwe

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District 9 and avatar – Candice Van der Merwe Background Jake Sully is the protagonist of Avatar. He is a betrayer of the Marine veteran who defects to the Na'vi race and is one of the 20 known avatar leaders. He is the sixth Toruk Makto and Olo'eyktan of the Omaticaya clan. After his twin brother, Tom, was killed on Earth, Jake agreed to replace him in the Avatar Program on Pandora, in which humans remotely control human/Na'vi crossbreeds to safely navigate and explore the planet. He was originally assigned to gather information that would help Colonel Quaritch find a way to force the Na'vi to leave their Home tree, otherwise they would terminate them if necessary. The Na'vi occupation of Hometree was blocking the RDA's access to a very…show more content…
Jake was paralysed from the waist down which stopped him from basic things like walking and sex, his longing to run and be free of his wheelchair is obvious as he jumps up from the bed in the laboratory and bursts outside to fully experience his “new body”. Tis scene shows us about Jake’s rule-breaking attitude. Even as the lab assistants warn him to stay put and take thing slow, he stills runs off to figure out his new body on his own. Jake continues to display this rebellious and curious nature throughout the…show more content…
Some examples are as follows. Jake: “One life ends…another begins.” As one of the first lines in the movie, this quote carries a heavy meaning. The line is spoken while Jake is talking about his deceased brother. Jake is about to head to Pandora in place of his sibling, effectively starting a new life. Colonel Quaritch: “Every living thing that crawls, flies or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for Jujubes.” Upon his introduction to the planet, Jake listens as Col. Quaritch warns the other military men and women about the dangers of Pandora. This affects Jake’s first impression when exploring the surrounding environment and accurately portrays the Colonel’s negative feelings about Pandora. Jake: “I’m a warrior…of the Jarhead clan.” This line is spoken when Jake first meets the Na'vi tribe. This description is his attempt to describe human relationships in the same way as the Na'vi describe them creating a humorous effect. Jake: “The Sky People have sent us a message: that they can take whatever they want. That no one can stop them. Well, we will send them a message: that they cannot take whatever they want! And that this...this is our

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