Inmate Searcy: Scene Analysis

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Representations and Portrayals Representations within popular culture shape identities and messages audiences receive. Eugene and fellow inmate Searcy are portrayed as rehabilitated black men that made foolish decisions as youngsters. They have paid their debt to society and now know better. Eugene will try to pass on his acquired knowledge to the youth in his chess club. Only difference between Searcy and Eugene is that Eugene got released and Searcy will be in prison for life as stated in the opening scene by Searcy, “Everyday you’re out there, you’re out there for me and every other brother in here, who never going to be out there again” (Kelly & Young & Goldberger, 2014). In contrast, the detention scene opens with music playing,

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