The movie is based on “The Help” novel written by Kathryn Stockett. The movie portrayed the time period realistically by showing the way African-Americans were seen and handled during the “separate but equal” era and civil rights movement. The movie was taken place in 60’s, and the civil rights movement, calm protests, and the famous speeches of Martin Luther King Jr, were taking place alongside of the main characters lives. I think the historical value is very big because of the information they have in the film along with the very detailed accusations that the main African-American characters encounter, which was the reality of what African Americans went through back then. I think the historical value will continue to rise as the years go by.
He said that we are not to hate those who hate us. King believed that one day Afro-Americans will get what they are fighting for. That’s why they have to start preparing for being ethical, sane, reasonable. His tolerance and acceptance towards others impressed
Long ago, African American people were sold to be slaves. They struggle for freedom and have to listen to the owner, or the white people and listen to their commands. The owner or the white people doesn't care much about them and making them work hard non stop. But, people began to stand up and fought for the African American people. A civil war even happened to decide whether to keep slaves or not.
The Other Side of The River tells a story of two towns: One by the name of St. Joseph and one by the name of Benton Harbor, which are 95 percent white and 92 percent black respectively. Although these two towns are geographically close, they are socially separated by class, race, and virtue. After the death of Eric McGinnis, a black teenage boy from the town of Benton Harbor, tensions grew between the two towns. The story of McGinnis’ death had several versions to it and the one you believed in was indicative of which side of the river you called home. In this paper, I will describe the concepts of meaning and social audiences and show how they are illustrated in this novel.
King believed that using violence in order to get what you want is unjust and would be against God, that it would lessen the chance of getting what they wanted. He thought that the way to do things was through nonviolence, which is why he was protesting. He was
Martin Luther King once said “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”. Racism is the intentional act of antagonism against someone of a different race/culture based on the belief that one’s own race is more superior. This problem is major in the society today, it doesn’t matter if you’re black, Caucasian or Asian it can affect you. Racism is such a big issue that it has made it has made it into many films some being; Remember the Titans (2000) and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas (2008). These films are all thriving for one outcome and that is to change the minds of all citizens about racism and end discrimination.
We treat each other with great coarseness and continually make no effort to change. It is often evident that those who are treated with such disrespect become extremely grotesque people. There is a plague of corruptness in society everywhere. This plague is not only alive in the South, but in all of society. These poor morals portrayed in the film are spread throughout society and continue to be an issue today.
Black women are treated less than because of their ascribed traits, their gender and race, and are often dehumanized and belittled throughout the movie. They are treated like slaves and are seen as easily disposable. There are several moments throughout the film that show the racial, gender, and class inequalities. These moments also show exploitation and opportunity hoarding. The Help also explains historical context of the inequality that occurred during that time period.
I believe that America has progressed very far away from what is depicted in the movie. I know for a from my experience that racism in the United States is almost nonexistent. Though there are some individuals that might disagree with this statement, for the most part racism is dead. For example, if a Caucasian man were to refer to an African-American man as “boy”, as seen in the movie, it would be very much looked down upon. Perhaps, even met with aggression.
The main idea of his speech is that all people were created equal and, although this is no longer the case nowadays, King felt it must be the case for the future. He argued peacefully, yet passionately and powerfully. In preparation for the speech, he studied the Bible, The Gettysburg Address and the US Declaration of Independence and he alludes to all three in his address. The intensity of King’s speech is built through parallelism, metaphors, bold statements and rhythmic repetitions:
“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever” (4). Eventually, revolution was going to occur, and King is trying to show his readers that this revolution doesn't have to be a bloody one. “I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends” (7).
The movie focuses on two main characters who contrast greatly. They both are represented as stereotypes of their respective races, Caucasian and African American. Peter Sanderson is an successful wealthy attorney while Charlene Morton is wrong accused low-income ex-convict who bares an outrageous personality. Throughout the movie both characters exhibit cliched stereotypes and use racially insensitive gestures. I believe mainstream media outlets like film often intermingle racial taboos into their productions for comical effect which is wrong and