Essay On Do The Right Thing

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In the movie “Do the Right Thing” directed by Spike Lee and released in 1989, is a very debatable and contentious film, which reflected what life was like for people of that neighborhood and of that time period. The movie leaves viewers with the constant conflict of who is right and who is wrong; however every character feels that they are doing what is right, and that the other people are doing them wrong, which leaves the viewer with the tough decision of who is the one that is correct. The big unruly act that happened I the movie was the death of radio Raheem, who was murdered in cold blood by the police officers of New York. None the less a life was lose, and life cannot be replaced or brought back. The quote from Malcom X “I think there are plenty of good people in America, but there are also plenty of bad people in America and the bad ones are the ones who seem to have all the power…show more content…
It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers” stated that violence as a way of achieving racial justice is wrong; however not using violence is difficult when the people with the power are using violence to get their message across and to prove their point. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr also stated that “the old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind”. Sal’s pizzeria, as opposed to the death of Radio Raheem, could be replaced, unlike the life of Radio Raheem. Sal’s pizzeria could be rebuilt and at the end of the movie Mookie tells Sal that he can rebuild the pizzeria in a new neighborhood with the insurance money that he would get because of the pizzeria being burned down, the only thing Sal really lost was all the memories and sentimental value he had of the old pizzeria, as he said he had built the pizzeria himself; Radio Raheem died, he lost all of him memories and everyone who knew him had to suffer, which is much more significant than the loss of the

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