Sense Of Touch More Than Ever Analysis

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During the 36 hours in the cross-lives of a black police lieutenant, a Mexican locksmith, an Iranian family, a Métis television producer, a Korean smuggler, a young police recruit and two pickpockets, Crash tells the interlinked stories of United States citizens of different origins and social statuses that are both victims and guilty of racism. Their impulses are instinctive, sometimes dangerous and no one can guess their thoughts. Characters’ lives and backgrounds can be easily understood, but it is difficult to predict their behavior, for the reason that most of their decisions depend on accident. This movie is unpredictable since the stories are connected based on luck, serendipity, and coincidence, as the lives of the characters intersect.…show more content…
Graham’s opening line “It 's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We 're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.” (Haggis, 2004) resumes and gives a subtle explanation to character’s reactions during the movie. As Ray Williams writes in “8 Reasons Why We Need Human Touch More Than Ever”, the lack of touch leads to a retard in the developing of social and developmental capacities. Humans are social beings that share mirror neurons, allowing them to copy and match emotions seen on their interlocutors. When physical interaction is rare, people tend to develop antisocial behaviors. For this reason the most part of the characters jump quickly to conclusions based on race, class, gender as a result of stereotypes. In most of the cases their reactions are consequences of frustration, fear or furry. For example, when Farhad a Persian shop owner, and his daughter Dorri, argue in over what kind of bullets to buy, the gun store owner grows impatient and
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