Analysis of: City of God The movie “City of God” that was directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund and released in 2002 is a film of despair, offering a one dimensional view of urban culture, in Brazil where social divisions appear too wide to-bridge, and where millions are too brutalized by violence and poverty to contribute to any process of change. It is a story about two kids, Rocket and Lil Ze, growing up in the City Of God favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lil Ze, a child who wanted to prove himself, became a merciless drug lord, who killed raped, robbed, and threatened in order to gain power. The other kid, is Rocket, witnessed the violence going on in the neighborhood around him and became a photographer. The narrative essentially revolves around how Rocket grows up in the hostile environment of his slum and how he finally manages to break away from the volatile conditions to a more organized one in the form of a professional photographer.
In Ramon “Tiangus” Perez personal essay the“The Fender-Bender” he writes about two distinct characters, An Anglo driver and a Chicano cop; although they both express the emotion anger and both want to resolve the Fender-bender, the Chicano marks their differences in personalities as he is a prejudice and is wicked as compared to the reasonable and non prejudice. In the moment that Perez puts his car on reverse he accidentally rear ends the company van of the Anglo-Saxon. As the Anglo gets out to see the damage on the van he directs his anger towards Perez and asks him for his license, in which Perez responds with he doesn't have it. His reaction, as stated by Perez, “He scratches his head. He is breathing heavily with fury” (176).
The film “El Rey”, directed by Antonio Dorado, illustrates the beginning of narco-trafficking in the eyes of Colombia. The story follows a man named Pedro Rey, a bar owner, in Colombia during the 1960’s where he meets Harry, an American who works for the Peace Corps, who introduces him to the illicit business of drugs. Together they create a lucrative network where they begin the market of drugs in the United States. Despite the fortune and ascent on his social status as being a drug lord, Rey still desires more power. He reaches the point where he demonstrates double standards such as killing his partner, putting his life on the line and damaging his relationship with wife, Blanca Rey.
City of God is a 2002 movie about a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. The movie tells the story of the City of God from Rocket his viewpoint. Rocket grew up around several gangs, yet he never went to join one. Many in the City of God join a gang in order to earn the money needed to eventually leave. Even those who do not want to be in a gang and stay away from it do not escape the violence that comes the gangs.
Wallace’s essay documents his experience with killing and most of the stories are presently rather nonchalantly. It is not until he kills the chicken when he addresses the fear and anxiety associated with life and death scenarios, and this lack of emotions is representative of the desensitization towards violence. Killing grasshoppers by putting firecrackers on them is a rather gruesome way to kill, and yet not something that most people would find particularly shocking, especially in the South where animal deaths and childhood pastimes are more likely to intersect. What probably started with acclimating to the death of farm animals has become a general attitude of apathy towards violence, which is likely why the South has such trouble dealing with racism, particularly issues of police brutality. In the same way that Wallace does not dwell on the life or death implications of his actions until he is about to kill the chicken, it is hard to understand the struggles of another group of people without going through them
After reading “Bandido” by Luis Valdez the Majority of time antagonist and protagonist are usually black and white as clear as sky. Unfortunately Luis Valdez creates a complex character call Tiburcio Vasquez of his melodrama, he like a Robin Hood who commit crimes but has respect and kindness to those around him, kind of hard not to root for him to get away. Tiburcio state “The women are not to be hard and no one I repeat no one is to be killed” (Valdez 116). In this play, Vasquez is a notorious California bandit ho commit murder which makes him the antagonist. On the other hand, Vasquez Is the main character he has a kindness and flattering aroma around him which also makes him the protagonist.
No manches Frida" is a Mexican film that tells the story of Ezequiel "Zequi" Alcántara (starring Omar Chaparro), a thief who leaves prison to return to the vacant lot where his accomplice buried the money, but takes a Great surprise to learn that the ground had become in the gymnasium of the high school "Frida Kahlo". To recover the money, he forges documents to enter high school as a substitute teacher. After entering, he got a bigger surprise, he had a class of uncontrolled, rebellious and badly educated students, such that they always make big jokes to the teachers. To counteract this, Zequi shows his rude attitude towards the students, something that makes everyone fear him. On the other hand; meet the teachers of the institution, beginning
During the first act, Fernán Gomez de Guzman, the Knight Commander of Fuenteovejuna, abuses his authority by making amorous advances to the peasant women of the village and by humiliating the humble peasants and tradesmen under his jurisdiction. In a major insult to the town’s leadership, Fernán tries to force his attentions upon Laurencia, the daughter of Esteban, who is one of Fuenteovejuna’s two mayors. As the girl struggles against him, Frondoso, a young man in love with Laurencia, appears on the scene. Frondoso snatches Fernán’s crossbow from the ground and aims it at the Commander’s heart. Bravely, he threatens to kill the Commander unless the nobleman releases Laurencia.
ASSIGNMENT 1: CRITICAL REVIEW In this critical review, we are going to discuss a movie, which is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, entitled “Despicable Me”. This movie is about the world’s greatest super-villain named Gru who is planning the biggest robbery in the world by stealing the moon. In order to make his plan a success, Gru needs to get loan from the Bank of Evil. However, the bank’s president, Mr. Perkins rejected Gru’s loan until he obtains the Shrink Ray needed for the plan. With the help of his minion, Gru heisted the Shrink Ray from a top secret research facility.
But the smart chicken turns the table around and uses flattery to trick the fox into letting him out his mouth. The narrator explains, “This Chanticleer was shaken to the core / And would have fled. The fox was quick to say / However, “Sir! Whither to fast away? / Are you afraid of me that am your friend?