The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention. This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race.
Midterm Exam Short Answers: A. This writer will use Chasing Mehserle as his first choice to determine the role of the hero in performance, contributing to or detracting from the racial formation in America. For the purpose of this writer's first choice of a hero, we will focus on the character of Watts. Watts is a young African American male who is struggling with agoraphobia. This condition came about ever since Watts witnessed viewing the Rodney King beatings as a child.
Always Running vs. Changing Chicano Gangs In the novel “Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA” by Luis J Rodriguez. The noval talks about how Rodriguez joined a gang in an early age and eventually was sent to prison and begins to think about his life and how he needed to turn it around while writing a letter to his son. The purpose of this novel was to send a message to his son on what it 's like as a gang member and where it 'll take you. In the journal article “Changing Chicano Gangs: Acculturation, Generational chance, evolution of Deviance or Emerging Underclass by Joan Moore. The journal article speaks on history of being a gang member and what the families are like and how things go for them, just a lifestyle of a gang member.
In fact, only a few months ago, a whistleblower blackwashed the sexual assaults using the Kakao talk among the students majoring in economics at Korea University. Yet the decisions and conflicts that Nolan portrayed through the movie were striking to thirteen years old and remain to be vivid even today. Those two scenes that I have listed above are in fact unforgettable. That’s why I chose “The Dark Knight” as an example of the personal observation regarding the ethical dilemma. The night I watched “The Dark Knight” was the moment I learned the true meaning of ethical dilemma, which was hard to capture through the text at school.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school. Stephen Chbosky uses many different rhetorical devices to foreshadow tramas that occured in Charlie’s early childhood.
The reason that I decided to choose the movie, The Blind Side is because it deals with a lot of different forms of communication and shows communicators from both sides of the spectrum. The movie, The Blind Side, is a true story that revolves around Micheal Oher, high school student, who is going through an insanely tough time. He was taken from his mother, due to drug addiction, and his father was killed recently, and he keeps leaving the family’s he stays with. That is until the Tuohy family comes along and takes him in as their own, and convinces him to join the high school football team. He begins to excel in football and keeps his grades up, so he is scouted from all different schools throughout the country.
From this near fatal mistake he overcame his troubles and educated himself and learned why was ended up in the position he is in. While in prison Malcolm took up studying the Islamic religion and changed his ways of thinking to become the idolized man he was and still is today. Notably, Malcolm X had to overcome many hardship and racial boundaries. In Malcolm’s young years he and his family were tortured by the KKK and forced to leave their home and move to Lansing, Michigan (King and Rummel). At such a young age the events that took place in lansing will impact malcolm for the rest of his life.
When he was one-year-old his house was invaded by the white American extremists. They escaped from their house and his father were assassinated by the extremist. These had created in Malcom the anger and malignancy toward the racism. He dreamt to be a lawyer and he was excellent in school until his “white” professors teased of his ambition and told him to avoid unrealistic dream. He left school in his adolescence where he experienced the road life of the African and get indulged in the drugs what had ended up him to 10 years in prison.
Fernando Mireles' City of God is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Caballeria who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bené (Phillipe Haagensen), become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bené is killed before he can retire, Lil' Zé attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sandro Cenoura (Matheus Nachtergaele). But Sandro and a young gangster named Mane form an alliance and begin a gang war with Lil' Zé.
I wanted to write my last movie reflection on the film Good Will Hunting. This is one of my most adored movies and it indicates the amount of restraint that could influence one 's life and harm relationships later on. The leading character, Will Hunting, is a 20 year old janitor who lives up to expectations at MIT. Will went to correctional facility for physically assaulting somebody who had pounded him numerous years before. He is a vagrant who spent his childhood in different foster homes, where he had been physically abused as a youngster.