Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
“No…They’re not taking them away. They’re shooting them right here.” Prisoner B-3087 written by Alan Gratz is about a young boy, just 13 years, going throughout concentration camps, gas chambers, and torture, it all happens in this book. When you read about his adventure it feels like you 're right beside Yanek trying to survive too. Yanek survived WWII and the horrible concentration camps due to luck that involved his loving Uncle Moshe, family and harsh encounters with Nazis. In chapter 16, Yanek was going to Birkenau.
Nassar was formerly the Team USA’s gymnastics doctor and worked at gymnastics clubs in America, mainly Michigan, praised by many for his wonderful “treatments” and work. Nassar was arrested on November 21st 2016 and on December 7th, 2017 he was sentenced to 60 years in prison as a consequence for having images and videos of child pornography and on Jan 24th, 2018 was sentenced to a further 40-to-175 years in prison, only after his previous sentence was complete. The question is, does he really deserve to be sentenced for that great amount of time? Firstly, Nassar took advantage of his position and reputation as a doctor. He used his position as his excuse; covering his tracks with a blanket of lies, saying that when he used intravaginal treatments it would “help with recovery from injuries”.
On May 7, 1973 Edmund Kemper III stood in court for his trial. Edmund had attempted suicide twice with a pen or parts of a pen while in custody, but survived both. His trial resumed on October 23, 1973. Under truth serum, Ed confessed to cannibalism, slicing strips of their legs and putting it in a casserole. He had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, however three court appointed psychiatrist found him legally sane.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a story about a man named Henry Lee and his memories of growing up during WWII, which is why the story switches from his life that he is living now, which is now an older man, to his childhood in the 1940s. The book starts with Henry Lee standing in front of the Panama Hotel in Seattle, watching the news cover the latest story which said “The possessions of dozens of Japanese American families were found in the hotel basement, they have been there since WWII.” Henry remembers his childhood and growing up during the war, along with how hard it was to be Chinese American because so many people were against Asians and considered him Japanese when they first looked at him. The book is told in flashbacks of Henry’s childhood. Parts of the book were confusing to read and it would have been easier if it had been told chronologically instead in flashbacks.
Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship. When it comes to Andy’s identity in the movie he goes through a change, arguably a growth, during his time in prison. When he is first sentenced and brought to the prison, he is very quiet and keeps to himself. Even Red says when he first saw Andy, he did not think much of him. But gradually Andy allows himself to get to know others and for others to know him.
Atticus explains that Tom was shot multiple times in the back when he had reached the fence. Tom's death is different from Jefferson's because Tom could not wait any longer for Atticus to get him out of prison. Jefferson, on the other hand, was ready to die. He knew there was no escaping and felt that he had accomplished as much as he could with the help of Grant. All in all, To Kill A Mockingbird and A Lesson Before Dying are two powerful books that show the reader how life was in the prejudiced south, especially how cases involving African-Americans were handled in court.From both books having similar themes, to innocent characters, and tragic outcomes,To Kill A Mockingbird and A Lesson Before Dying are similar in
In the World War II extermination camp Chelmno there were 150,000 deaths, the camp Belzec had 435,000 deaths, and the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau camp ruled with over 1,000,000 deaths. In the unbelievable novel Night by Elie Wiesel, the author gives the audience a first person look on his experiences throughout his time at several prisoner of war camps as a Jewish teenager. Through the use of motifs about the night and a person’s eyes, Wiesel writes about the deeper meaning of how he kept his dignity in the face of inhumane cruelty. By analyzing the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, one can interpret the central theme of the story into a deeper meaning from the descriptions of the night and eyes, which is important because it helps younger generations to understand clearly what Holocaust survivors endured.
James Brown was known for many nicknames such as ‘’Soul Brother Number One’’, ‘’the Godfather of soul’’, ‘’the Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Mr. Dynamite” and even “the Original Disco Man.” As a child Brown picked cotton, danced for spare change, and would even shine people shoes. At the age of 16, Brown was caught and convicted for stealing, and he landed in reform school for three years. While incarcerated, Brown met Bobby Byrd, leader of gospel group that performed at his prison. While Brown tried semipro boxing and baseball, but a career-ending leg injury inspired Brown to pursue music fulltime.
This poem is mostly about a fallen hero of some sort to the inmates of the prison. Hard Rock was a constant source of inspiration to the fellow inmates and patients, but he was quickly brought done by the circumstances of his environment. “Since 1980, the number of inmates in U.S. prisons and jails has grown from roughly 500,000 to over two million. Today the United States jails a higher number of its citizens than the top 35 a countries in Europe combined.” (Inmate Nation 5). Hard Rock is just one of many example of the effects mass incarceration has on African Americans.
To his luck, an owner of a local typewriter company by the name of Marion Forbes hired him. Determined to do what the other boys in the company were able to do, Dr. Anderson made it his business to do better than whatever they did. His determination allowed him to work everyday after school including Saturday’s for 50 cents per hour. At Forbes typewriter, his duties consisted of emptying baskets, washing windows, and doing handyman work. His apprenticeship later allowed him to clean and repair typewriters in the shop.
The article, A Study of Prisoners and Guards in a Simulated Prison, is explanation of an experiment conducted in 1971 involving volunteer men that participated in a simulated prison environment. The experimenters are Craig Haney, Curtis Banks, and Philip Zimbardo. The introduction begins with a powerful statement from an Russian novelist named Dostoevsky that “if man could survive the horrors of prison he must surely be a “creature who could withstand anything.” ”(Haney, Banks, Zimbardo, 1973, p. 2) This statement is so powerful as it quickly conveys that prison could possibly be the worse environment or living condition a man could ever experience. That possibly no other type of event could compare to the negative impact prison life would
Sadly, Bill was unable to take his final exam because of his drinking. His potential career in law ended. Bill continued his drinking when he decided to work on Wall Street. The brokers he worked for tolerated his alcoholism because they were making so much money from Bill. He knew he had a problem and had even tried to quit a few times, but to no avail.
People tend to try to stay as close to those relationships and attempt to make the good relationships last, making friendship become part of their morals. This being said, when someone starts gain power, they are mostly able to keep their morals. In the book Night--a story about the firsthand experience of a boy who lives through The Holocaust written by Elie Wiesel--Elie and his father are in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz. Elie’s father asks one of the guards where the bathroom is and, “he dealt my father such a clout that he fell to the ground, crawling back to his place on all fours”(48). Elie was so surprised and fear stricken that he did not even react to it, but he stated, “I thought only: I shall never forgive them for that”(48).
These three men were famous because of their ingenious escape plan. No one knows if they died, or lived on that night, but due to the great amount of evidence, it is likely that they survived. It was around midnight on June 12, 1962, and all of the inmates were asleep at Alcatraz besides three. Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers were wide awake, ready to escape through an air vent in the back of the cell. According to Scholastic Scope Magazines, Frank Morris and the Anglin Brothers had used sharpened utensils, and a handmade drill to make a hole around the ventilation shaft large enough to fit through.