“Rebellion”: I think French Revolution, bayonets, chaos in the streets, the masses rising up in the face of injustices perpetuated for far too long. I imagine overt, gruesome details of foreign movie notoriety – the kind of violence that actually keeps you awake at night, not the sensationalized world of special effects. To me, rebellion connotes class warfare, slave revolts, and the overdue response to oppression and persecution. Rebels seem courageous, romanticized, morally-motivated risk takers (if they’re on the right side of history). They’re the Tiananmen Square protesters of 1989; the Buddhist monks in Myanmar; the Harriet Tubmans and Rosa Parks’ of the world. They believe in a cause more than they fear death, and the status quo won’t do.
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