Film Analysis Of The Movie Pinky

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The movie Pinky took place during the 1940s where black people were mistreated. The movie is about a young light skinned black woman who was from the south and moved up to the North to become a nurse. Back then black people were not allowed to go to school, but Pinky passed as a white girl. When she was in school in the north, she fell in love with a white doctor, Thomas Adams. Thomas knew nothing about Pinky’s background about being a light skinned black woman because he thought she was white. Pinky came back to the south to see her grandmother after school. Her black skinned grandmother was so thrilled to see her grandchild that she tried to convince her to stay in the south with her. Pinky stayed for awhile but it was hard for her to adjust her life in the south. She went to ask Mr. Jake Walters for repayment of a loan for her grandmother, and he would not repay her. The police got involved in this incident but once they figured out that she was the granddaughter of a black woman she was mistreated. She got harassed late at night because of her skin color. As soon as Pinky was about to go back to the north to go back to her life. Her grandmother wanted Pinky to take care of their white elderly neighbor Miss Em. Pinky also got offered to teach younger black students who want to become a nurse, but she declined the offer. She took care of Miss Em until she got better. Pinky was never to found of Miss Em because she was a elderly white woman but Miss Em needed Pinky

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