“Who’s Eywa? Only their deity! Their goddess, made up of all living things. Everything they know! You’d know this if you had any training whatsoever.” -Norm
James Cameron saved one of his largest messages about interconnectivity and family for the very end of the movie. Through the short clip above, one may begin to notice not only a centralized object (The Tree of Souls), but also the linked arms of all of the Na’vi sitting on a never ending system of tree roots.
As the clip concludes, Jake Sully’s human body becomes entangled with the spirit of Eywa, and he becomes reborn in the form of a Na’vi. Reinforcing the argument that no matter how big a family, community, or world is, we can all be accepted despite our differences. All humans are responsible for each others actions. Whether it is within a smaller family setting, or a company that decides to dump oil in an ocean, we are all on this Earth together, as one.
“Romance echoes the past and stands as our own Tree of Souls and, with every visit, we reconnect with our human ancestors through the neural pathways of the imagination, healing whatever wounds a complex life or world inflicts, and we find ourselves at home, united once again with the global community of all living things under the watchful eye of Mother Earth” – Collins, 114