Tyrant TV Series Analysis
Hegemony has been a trend of leadership mostly in the nations from the East. Generations have been made to grow up accepting and adhering to these philosophies, notwithstanding the change in the arrangement of initiative delineated by countries from different areas of the world. This paper is going to talk about a film whereby the majority rule government is the guideline of law, to a few countries apportionment has never been a decision. Their social and political conviction has made them adhere to their lifestyle. It is in such countries that the part and worth of a lady have not yet been increased in value. Ladies are still viewed as subordinate to men; they have not been given an equivalent risk as far as choice making. Some have been abused sexually without getting equity. Similarly invested people have attempted to emerge and change the circumstances however their voice has constantly wound up being smothered by the oppression tenet. There has dependably been the decision class and the rest. This circumstance is best delineated in the TV Series “Tyrant” by Gideon Raff.
Dictator, a film about being a Centre East Guardian, includes two fundamental characters that are Adam Ryner by the name ‘Bassam’. He speaks to the informed class that has confidence in vote based system and human rights. His sibling Ashraf Barhom by the name “Jamal” speaks to the present state of affairs that needs to proceed with the standard and maintain the autocracy and uncivilized nature of his father. It is a genuine impression of the family, political and social wrangles that happen in many countries of the East. It likewise reflects at the anguish continued on by regular folks generally ladies and youngsters who are intended to experience hard time for the purpose of survival. The impact of America as a country on the political and social life of the Centre East nations is additionally apparent (Raff, Gideon et al. ‘Tyrant TV Series 2014, episode 1).
Bassam, a child of the imperial family and the decision class picks not to become in the methods for his father by choosing to go to America where he gets instruction and turns into an expert specialist. He becomes under a fair society carrying on with the American lifestyle. It is amid his time there that he gets a wife and a family including a child and little girl. Both have been raised in an alternate way of life and know minimal about their homeland. Bassam knowing extremely well about the sort of fascism life back in his local home picks not to advise his family anything including it and continues reminding them that their house is in America. At that point comes a period when he needs to return to his local home in the Centre East to go to a family wedding. He is not happy with the calling however has no decision yet to convey his family with him. It is likewise a flawless open door for his wife and youngsters visit their relative. At last, it just so happens to be more than simply a typical visit since his father bites the dust amid that time along these lines he needs to stay longer. Political pressure emerges and makes him mull over backpedalling to America. At long last, he chooses to stay keeping in mind the end goal to help his sibling administer the country in the wake of assuming control from his late father (Raff, Gideon et al. ‘Tyrant TV Series 2014, episode 5).
Bassam tries to persuade his sibling another arrangement of administration that includes majority rule government and human right adherence, yet society sticking does not make a difference. Jamal, having been raised in a remorseless type of initiative promises to copy his father with a specific end goal to abstain from being known as a chicken heart. As a consequence of the distinctive methods for methodology to matters including their general public, a clash of investment rises and Bassam tries to topple his sibling’s rule. This is for the sake of sparing him from his savagery that may in the long run conflict with him. In spite of the distinctions, Jamal’s trust towards his sibling is clear as he counsels him on key choice making issues furthermore takes after his sibling’s conclusion at the cost of that of his legitimate consultants. Jamal delineates a ruler who has inherited the sort of guideline from his father. He uses power to manage any clash that emerges.
When demonstrations are held in the streets, Jamal deploys the military to calm them down without necessarily listening to their plight. His brother Bassan tells him to be close to the people, listen to them more and try to use democracy in solving issues. He even has to convince him to set up a term for leadership and a free and fair election. As it is evident, Bassam is trying to integrate the American culture to his homeland. His ideas are great, but to a society that does not understand peace and democracy, counter –hegemony proves to be a hard thing to integrate. On one occasion where Jamal the president and his brother Bassam decide to go to address the citizens over a mass protest, they encounter a hostile rebellion. The presidential motorcade is stoned(Raff, Gideon et al. ‘Tyrant TV Series 2014, episode 6). This forces Jamal to order the police to shoot the people attacking them as they drive away from the crowd. He then tells his brother that things cannot work the American way.
Bassam finally decides to take his cause. He gathers like-minded individuals from his brother’s army men and advisors and tries to convince them to overturn his brother’s reign with the aim of bringing order and a new form of leadership. This attempt depicts the western orientalism over the Middle East nations. In this case, the west is in attempt to ‘Westernize’ the East. The western nations have always had their opinion towards the ruling governments of the Middle East. They have frequently tried to impose their will on them by indirectly fighting the dictators from power and overturning their rule. Resistance has always led to conflict and war in an attempt by the leaders to secure their reign.
In all this conflict of interest, the myth of power that is behind the ruling class and inheritance of power, there has always been a group that has suffered more that being women and children. In the film ‘Tyrant’, women go through lots of sexual harassment and experiences several family challenges. Jamal, who is depicted as a dictator chooses to have a relationship with any woman despite their marital status (Raff, Gideon et al. ‘Tyrant TV Series 2014, episode 7). The husband of the woman has to bring her wife to the palace in which Jamal harassed her sexually. She is then taken back home by her husband. There is nowhere to report such and therefore the couple has to keep it to themselves or face a serious punishment. Jamal goes to the extent of sleeping with his son’s bride on the wedding day claiming that it is their culture to ensure the woman is pure before being married to the royal family. These incidences go unreported and as the husbands are killed in various circumstances by the government the burden of upbringing of the family remains to the woman. They do not even have a source of livelihood. It results to a life of poverty and hence has to rely on the government for survival.
In the end, Bassam on his failed attempt to overturn the leadership of his brother ends up being jailed and awaits punishment. Anyone who dares to go against the dictatorship rule ends up suffering; this creates fear to individuals who want to bring any form of liberation to the nation. The occurrences of this film are a clear reflection of what transpires in many nations ruled under dictatorship.Work cited:
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