Movie Review: Black Robe

And so Father LaForgue ventures to the new world with his divine mission, which I can only see as a way to better himself in the eyes of his god and not really in looking out for saving the other people.

His mission leads him to a Canadian settlement and an Algonquin tribe. There he is first introduced into the Indian religion, culture, and practices. This is also where his first major shock occurs, when he encounters a Frenchman, Daniel, having sex with the Algonquin chief's daughter, Annuka. This not only disturbs his ideal community, but also leads him to a difficult place, a place where he lusts for Annuka. Later on in the movie he feels the need to cleanse himself through whipping and praying. This scene takes Father LaForgue away from the others around him and is one of the first major parts that show the difference between the French and the 'savages'. Shortly after, Father LaForgue decides to accompany a small group of Algonquin Indians on a trading expedition, where the rest of the movie takes place.

As the group heads out on it's quest, many interesting things occur, most of which show great examples of how the cultures differ between French and Indian. Up to this poin


 
 
 
 
 
 



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