The Mission

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        The movie, 'The Mission,' is about how the Spanish in cooperation with Pourtugal try to get the Jesuits off land negotiated by the two countries. The Spanish Church sends people into Asuncion, Paraguay to persuade the Jesuits to get off the land. The film includes spiritual and political activities the are reflected through the church, natives, and the Jesuits.         What the movie mainly tried to show was that the Church wanted to maintain control …

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…encountered the white men. The sequences where the same girl sees her own people dying shows that even though these people were bad, they had made an impact that would not be forgotten.         This movie, 'The Mission,' shows many of the negative effects of European expansion. It reflects the many political and spiritual struggles that the people faces, and shows that expansion of the west was not a pretty or glorious chapter of history.