The movie ordinary people is describing a family who is having trouble trying to function with each other normally after losing their son and brother Buck to a boat accident. Buck was the reason that the family was sticking together and were functioning more normally than ever. They would be more connected by talking a lot with each other, doing family activities together, laughing and smiling all the time with each other. Then after that it changed them completely which left them being bitter, depressed, and even having lots of flashbacks of their pasts. Like how Conrad tried to commit suicide because of the lost, which he was lucky enough to survive from that. And also that his parents split up afterwards, because they couldn’t communicate
Rodriguez writes, “ Carlitos questions why we were being stopped and searched. “ We didn’t do anything. We just walking man.” One police officers told him to shut up. But Carlitos kept on. “ Why are we always being harassed.”( Rodriguez 95) This shows that Luis and Carlitos were being harassed by the police. This gives an example that being disrespected and harassed to those who aren’t native is common. Luis already seeming defeated while Carlitos seemed to be questioning how society is treating him. Racism in Luis’s life experiences has always been a big part of his life others hating him, judged by the teachers not letting them experience his own culpability, and the cops pointing and labeling him as a threat. He’s constantly judged by everyone around him that think they're superior to him and others always view him the way the chose too. Whether it’s true to who he is or not. The tenacity of being reminded by the minute that you don't belong to something you have any control over will ever so quietly destroy you. It will show a person's strength by showing if they are truly defeated or if they know their own self-worth to go be
Se Habla Espanol is an essay by Tanya Maria Barrientos, whom discusses her struggles with learning her native language as an adult after years of discrimination for the color of her skin, regardless of being raised in America. Initially when I read the essay, I believed that it could only apply to Latino women, due to it being published in a magazine directed towards Latino women, but before I finished reading the passage I realized that her story could apply to anyone struggling to learn their native tongue or a language in general. So I quickly discovered that you can’t judge a passage by the periodical it’s published in.
While Barrientos was raised having no ties to her Latino culture, due to trying to “fit in” with the American society, Marquez is raised with a different view. Marquez is raised to always show respect to her culture by speaking her natural tongue to her parents even if they’re in public and people don’t approve. She is also taught the respect to switch from Spanish to English to show non Spanish speakers respect. Even though both Barrientos and Marquez are from the Hispanic decent they are both raised to view the Spanish language in different
Stereotypes became the definition of one’s own identity based on their background as well as abilities compared to other similar to them. There are many stereotypes that goes around the world such as black people being natural violent, every Asian people are supposed to be smart at science and math; or even that everyone that live in the projects are ghetto, so it’s best to avoid them. In Junot Diaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the main protagonist of the novel, Oscar Wao, have been suffer from stereotypes all of his life, from the people of his hometown to the other Dominican kids within the United States. Since he is not the stereotypical definition of a Dominican as they say he is not handsome, big, and buff, everyone, ranging
Cinematography and filmmaking are art forms completely open to interpretation in many ways such lighting, the camera as angles, tone, expressions, etc. By using cinematic techniques a filmmaker can make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels including emotional and social. Play writes include some stage direction and instruction regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has the strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. In the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” we see a lot of arguments and disagreements among the members of the family. After viewing two versions of Act 1, Scene 1 of “A Raisin in the Sun” the 1961 version film most effectively uses cinematic techniques to portray the tension among the members of the Younger family that are evident in the
The film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay targets an intended audience of the Media and the three branches of the United States government with an emphasis that mass incarceration is an extension of slavery. It is intended to inform viewers about the criminalization of African Americans and the United States prison boom.
Albert Einstein once said, “I believe the most important mission of the state is to protect the individual and make it possible for him to develop into a creative personality.” This quote is truly applicable to the short film “La Luna”. Throughout “La Luna,” a young boy named Bambino experiences many difficulties and arguments with his father, Papȧ, and his grandfather, Nonno. Bambino is coaxed into following alongside his father and grandfather’s footsteps-- sweeping away the stars. However, towards the end of the film, Bambino becomes confident with himself by taking risks and developing as his own person. Although others’ influences may inspire creativity for the better, Enrico Casarosa’s short film, “La Luna,” indicates that creativity comes from a person’s individuality.
Everyone gets worried sometime in their life.In Gary Soto 's short story “La Bamba” the main character, Manuel, thinks”Why did i raise my hand?”He is worried about what will happen and how he will be perceived.In “La Bamba” Manuel has volunteered to pretend to sing “La Bamba” in front of the whole school for a talent show.Manuel starts becoming worried because he wants to impress people, especially a girl he likes.He doesn 't know what will happen and how he will be perceived during his act so he is very worried until the climax of the story.The amazing characterization, symbolism and man vs. man in “La Bamba” all contribute to the theme of the story:One does not have to constantly worry about how people perceive them; they are great the way they are.
“Selma” in a perfect world, shows the reality of darker days long since past. In this story, you got a lesson of reassurances that its horrors will no longer be perpetrated, celebrated nor tolerated. This movie beam a spotlight on the stunted growth while shows the evolution of change. This movie is a spine-chilling reminder for those people who forget their history and also offers a blueprint not only of the past, but of the present.
One of the most debated topics in recent history questions if Casablanca is the best film of all time. The film was originally released in New York in late 1942, and then nationally in early 1943. Given the time period and the plot, many found this film to be controversial, yet informative, as the movie follows the story of a group of refugees during World War II. With any discussion, criteria must be set to determine this answer. In this particular review, I will discuss why I believe Casablanca is the greatest film of all time and why. Specifically, I will be comparing the following factors; Plot, music, and casting. Additionally, as this is a historical film, historical context will be compared as well.
Genetic analysis should be used freely in society, but only to help those who actually need it. The movie advocates the rules of your genetic makeup which leads to certain opportunities being presented to certain people with higher pedigrees than other. If a person's genetic makeup is sub-par you are unable to obtain your goals in life. While this is not true in the real world it could become a possibility in the future. The movie gives evidence of how your genetic makeup could affect who you love, what jobs you get, and expose you to certain discriminations in your life.
Gran Torino is a captivating film which shows a great deal racial prejudice and how one can overcome racism through communication. This film strings together racial and ethnic portraits in many scenes which highlight many important issues in today’s society. There are some movies today that use these racial stereotypes but they do them without reason. This film uses it to bring light to a minority of people living in the U.S. that do not get much attention. The movie is largely about Walt’s relationship with his Hmong neighbors in which he goes from being openly hostile to a more understanding position in the end. There are several issues touched on in the movie that draw attention to race, such as the racial slurs used by Walt, and the way that communication among different racial groups can encourage tolerance, empathy and compassion.
That Sugar Film is an interesting documentary following a man’s journey to discover the harmful effects of sugar on the human body. Damon Gameau uses his own body to try to show his audience that sugar is harmful. His goal with this documentary is to try to convince his audience to reduce the amount of sugar that they consume. Gameau shows that he is passionate about this subject by eating large amounts of sugar daily after having not had sugar for over three years. This potentially puts his body at risk. Gameau is very effective at presenting his argument. He utilizes ethos, logos, and pathos to try to persuade his audience. However, I believe that Gameau’s experiment is flawed. I do not believe that this documentary accurately portrays the