During Thanksgiving, Wednesday is back with the Addams Family as a rebel for the Colonial right

During Thanksgiving, Wednesday is back with the Addams Family as a rebel for the Colonial right

Updated on November 24, 2022 15:16 PM by Laura Mendes

Back in 1993, Addams sent for a summer camp. Wednesday, Addams is not happy. To add to the drama, the Camp counsellors write a Thanksgiving-themed drama and ask Wednesday to Participate. Let's read what happens.

While Wednesday, Addams is asked to participate in the Thanksgiving theme drama. She is casted as Pocahontas. Her opponent, the chipper Amanda Buckman, is playing 'beautiful and kindly pilgrim lady."

Sarah Miller has invited the Pocahontas tribe for their first Thanksgiving Celebration. Nearly at the end of the script, Wednesday breaks away.

Wednesday says, "Wait," "We cannot break bread with you."

"You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. 

Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadsides. You will play golf and enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. '" Wednesday adds.

Hence Wednesday, after giving the statement announced she would clear the village by destroying it. While the whole situation is panicking, the members of Pocahontas' tribe of a freak run berserk, setting the village of pilgrims aflame.

The iconic scene parched into the cultural times, at least for the millennials. But the stereotypes seem regarded. It focuses mainly on the character Wednesday Addam's idea of justice. Thereby motivating Miles Milar and Al Gough, the makers of Wednesday. It is a Netflix horror-comedy series; that stars Jenna Ortega. It will be released on Nov. 23.

The theme of the show is released as the latest take on a family which first appeared on 
New Yorker cartoons in 1938, then it was followed by TV shows and the '90s adaptations, which starred Ricci, Anjelica Huston, and Raúl Julia.

Milar says, "People know her from that moment. So how do we extrapolate that" While Gough helped her answer that directing to the American oppressors "It felt very effortless to put her in a pilgrim idea? It was very organic to the Addams family."

The Strongest Addams Family

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Be it any time of the time, Addams's family will always be viewed as outsiders. According to their neighbours, they dress weirdly, sound funny and dress very strangely. They also eat weird food.

Miler and Gough's room efforts to make this precise. In the show, there is a brief representation of psychic visions. It will be one of Gomez's ancestors Goody Addams. He started a secret society to protect the Outcast from harm.

While Wednesday was in the making procedure, the makers came up with the idea of outcasts vs and normies. It was before the idea of displaying Colonialism arose.

The show adds a different concept of celebrating the rejected members from Charles Cartoons.

According to Gough, "Addams were always disruptors in a normal world."
While Miller speaks about Wednesday as "It's an allegory for racism and prejudice and all those things that we're dealing with now. And I think that's the interesting thing about genre shows affecting the modern world."

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Waif and Immigrants

Wednesday is hugely displaying various societal issues that took place in the past. It deeply covers the critique of Colonialism.
In The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values Puerto Rica and Raul Julia played Addam of Gomez. Hence viewers have thought of them as canonically Latino. It is a view by Puerto and Jenna Ortega. While Ortega adds, Wednesday is technically a Latina character, and that's never been represented."

Miller revealed they always wanted a Latin actor to be the lead for the show. He adds,
"That was always our goal. We wanted to make sure we didn't leave any stone unturned. And obviously Jenna was Latina, but also she was the best actress, by far, for the role."

Thanksgiving and Addams Family

The show was released in November instead of October surprised the viewers. Since the long-time collaboration with Halloween. It also holds a strong sense of portraying the anti Colonialism and Thanksgiving.

The storyline of Wednesday gives a flashback of a fictional character Joseph Crackstone. He founded Jericho. Jericho is next to Nevermore Academy, a school where Wednesday goes. 

So during Outreach Day, it intends to improve the relationship between the Normies and Outcasts. Here Wednesday is forced to volunteer to serve the Fudge sample in the Pilgrim society.

Enjoy your 'authentic' pilgrim fudge made with cacao beans procured by the oppressed Indigenous people of the Amazon," says Wednesday In a fluent German language.

Gough added, "Our first idea was that Thanksgiving was a time the pilgrims invited the outcasts and then murdered them" Hence there was something that added to the drama.

He grew up in Maryland, unlike the Colonial world. He visited colonial Williamsburg during his childhood. 

Tim Burton co-created and directed the show and looked for similarities in Massachusetts and New England while researching Sleepy Hollow.

To conclude

The Addams Family are the plating the outsiders. Wednesday, Pugsley, her brother and Morticia and Gomez are the parents. They do an exceptional job as the Outcast.

It is a fun eight-hour show where you understand the part of the Addams. Many layers of Colonialism and injustice are not spoken of. So this is how the show Addams family and the character Wednesday plays.

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