Cultural Diversity In Gran Torino

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Gran Torino is a film that was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. His assistant producers were Robert Lorenz and Bill Gerber. Clint also starred in his film. It is a drama film that was released on 12th December 2008 in the United States of America. The film highlights how Walt Kowalski who was separated from his family and mad at the universe since he was a veteran of the Korean War. His neighbour, Thao Vang Lor, gets pressurized to steal his Gran Torino so that he can be initiated into a gang. He refuses the offer and instead he develops a closer relationship with Walt who ends up loving him. According to him, children are meant to show respect to their parents. Walt believed that a real man should take responsibility of his family. Despite his behaviour, he ends up becoming the hero and saviour to his entire neighbourhood. Analysis of Walt’s process of adapting to cultural diversity As the film begins, Walt is a sombre man who has just lost his wife. He is irritated at the slightest gesture or anything that he hates. At first, he is greatly annoyed by the…show more content…
This fact is based on the aspect that he grew up in the military. A place where people only receive and execute commands without questioning. Consequently, the case is different with the Hmong people who show togetherness and care for one another. Their level of love is high as they care about one another. Walt’s community does not celebrate events and feasts while the Hmong people have feasts and cultures that they observe. Sue introduces Walt to their culture during his birthday. She explains to him the dos and don’ts. Hmong’s culture does not allow people to touch them on their heads because it is an insult. They also believe that looking at people straight in their eyes is a sign of rudeness. They also smile or scream to show insecurity. In the Hmong culture, shamans were highly
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