Identity In The Movie Finding Forrester

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In the movie Finding Forrester (2000) Jamal is faced with an identity issue. Jamal being an inner-city kid with a reputation to uphold is clearly leading a double life. His neighborhood life is one of a streetwise, trash-talking thug who doesn 't want any of his “boys” to know the real Jamal. On the other hand the true Jamal is a bright, talented and goal oriented young man that is scared to show his true identity. That is until William Forrester challenges him to write with his heart first, then rewrite with his head (Sant, 2000). In the following clip, Jamal doesn’t find the suggestion of how to write very helpful until William allows him to use his words until Jamal can find his own,
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