Margins Of Power: Ant-Man). So, why are these devices important?
So, why bother with all this?
"Fear" is introduced when predators begin lashing out at prey in Zootopia, but there is a far more deadly form of fear present in the most common form of exchange: language. The example in the caption above, between the cheetah and rabbit, illustrates "Those Of Whom We Cannot Speak," that is to say, that which is, but no one is allowed to say,... who doesn't allow us to say it, and when did it become not acceptable to say some things? We are protected by the 1st Amendment protecting freedom of speech, so why can't we say certain things? We are going to offend someone or some group,... As we all know, because we are ALL VICTIMS OF DOUBLETHINK (from George Orwell's novel Nineteen-Eighty Four). We believe we have freedom of speech, and yet I know there are things I am not allowed to say, so I hold these two contradictory thoughts simultaneously. So Zootopia highlights the fear of us turning on one another, but it exposes--as much as we can tolerate--the fear of language crimes which have entrenched themselves within public and private discourse. But be not faint, dear heart, for Zootopia gives us far more to celebrate, and that's what the film is genuinely about.
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