War and Politics on Water: An Eco-Critical Critique of Animation Movie Rango

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Since its release, critics have evaluated 'Rango' from technical, artistic, thematic, psychological and feminist perspectives. However, the role and purpose of nature in 'Rango' remains unexplored. This study, from an eco critical perspective, aims to discover the aqua politics of the elite to exploit the local community through controlling water resources. This qualitative research is carried out within the framework of literary and semiotic, fiction and history of the genre, animated movies. It is premised upon an explanatory and interpretative analysis of the chosen movie. The current research also evaluates the impact of water politics on the construction of individual identities. In addition, there search looks at issues of Eco feminism addressed in the movie. After watching the movie and reading the text of that movie, semiotical and close readings have been applied to explore the water politics,aqua politics, and Eco feminism. The study concludes that in the contemporary technological advance area in which other than super-power of the world, like America, Russia and China, the other less powerful yet potentially threatening countries of the world that possess weapons of mass destruction can prove highly dangerous for the world peace and, while the water resources are assuming prime importance in developing the energy resources of different countries.


1-Umar Hayat
Lecturer in English, Government Guru Nanak Graduate College, Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Nasir Iqbal
Lecturer in English, Government Guru Nanak Graduate College, Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Muhammad Asif Nadeem
Lecturer in English, Superior College Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan.


Rango, Feminist, Ecofeminism, Semiotics

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Published: 12 2021

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