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My So-Called Enemy Analysis

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In the “Ourselves and Others” unit, there are three stories that show the relationships between people and how it has an impact on them. “Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion American Flag Stands for Tolerance” by William J. Brennan and Ronald J. Allen, “What of This Goldfish Would You Wish?” by Etgar Keret, and “My So-Called Enemy” by Lisa Gossels are three stories that show accepting of others and how people interact with others.”We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people are different from ourselves.”- Barbara Jordan The first story, “Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion American Flag Stands for Tolerance” by William J. Brennan and Ronald J. Allen, is a court case that started when a protester named Gregory Lee Johnson, set an American flag on fire and believed it was his right to do so. The police intervened and arrested him and he was charged with the desecration of a flag. People were impacted by this. The Texas representative said,”...the burning of an American flag is an act having a high likelihood to cause a breach of peace and its statute's implicit assumption that physical mistreatment of the flag of the flag will lead to serious offense…” William J. Brennan, the judge, believed…show more content…
A very diverse group of girls spent time living together. Some girls were Palestinian and some were Jewish and they had different religions. A few of the girls were discriminatory and didn't want show acceptance for the “so-called enemy.” One of the girls talked about how her father was killed by them and she was mad. One girl said “ I don't want to build a bridge.” Towards the end of the trailer, the girls are show saying “Sisters! Sisters! ” This shows that despite their differences, they came together and accepted each other. Therefore, at the beginning of the trailer, the girls were not accepting the “so-called enemies”, but at the end they accepted each other and looked past their
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