Gran Torino Multiculturalism

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In the movie “Gran Torino” the protagonist, Walt Kowalski is an Polish-American, Korean War Veteran, who is recently widowed after his wife’s death. Ever since then, Walt is troubled with the memories of the war and he did not like the fact that his son felt pity for him. The changes around his neighbourhood made him uncomfortable because it reminded him of the Korean War. Overtime, these changes caused some personality changes through the close bond with his neighbours, Sue and Thao, whom he treated as his own children. Walt learned to adapt to these changes and along the way he learns the importance of life than his extant knowledge of death according to the priest. Walt learned to accept multiculturalism and to learn how to develop friendship with those people of different cultures. When the Hmong gangs bothered Thao and his family often, Walt’s only way of dealing with them was through violence, but he eventually learned about…show more content…
These changes can be overwhelming but it is up to the individual of how one can tolerate these changes. Adaptation of changes in characteristics would be significant to get along with each other, which would limit the cause of chaos. If everyone is capable of forgiveness and treating one another as family, this world would not have many religious issues such as conflicts between two religions or religious terrorism. Every country should adapt that their country is multicultural and learn to respect one and another. Gran Torino is a great movie to start the study of world religion because it deals with the transformation of a racist, stubborn, violent person to being a welcoming, compassionate, forgiving person. This would help to analyze individuals of each religion and their issues as the movie revolved how the transformation
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