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Dan Dinello

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781999334024

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.001.0001

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Tyranny in the UK

Tyranny in the UK

(p.67) 4. Tyranny in the UK
Children of Men

Dan Dinello

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses Alfonso Cuarón's method of layering richly detailed background information that serves as exposition of the Children of Men's totalitarian and xenophobic social landscape as well as articulation of its political and technological critique. It details how Children of Men compels the viewer to recognize how a tyrannical system dehumanizes and ostracizes people. It also analyses Children of Men's connection of the rise of British fascism to nationalism, xenophobia, and the public's complacency. The chapter explores the biological apocalypse that provokes geopolitical fracturing in Children of Men. It describes the Middle East wars and European immigration crisis portrayed in Children of Men.

Keywords:   Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men, totalitarian social landscape, xenophobic social landscape, British fascism, nationalism, tyrannical system, Middle East wars, European immigration crisis

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