Although not very evident throughout the film, discrimination plays a huge role in the movie “La Bamba”. The type of discrimination we see in the movie consist of; prejudices against Hispanics and stereo types. Richie is of Mexican descent and although he does not speak Spanish, people many times assumed that he does because of his appearance. An example of this is when Bob speaks to Richie in Spanish when they first meet (44:04). Here, we encounter a type of stereotype that all Latinos don’t know English.
As young children, we are taught to always obey our superiors, and this holds true for Bruno and his family in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. When Bruno’s father, a highly-ranked Nazi commandant, informs the family that they are moving, he fails to tell them that they will be living next to a concentration camp. As the truth unfolds, the family members are forced to make difficult decisions and show where their loyalties lie. Ralf, the father, and Gretel, the sister, choose to remain obedient to their superiors. Elsa, the mother, chooses to go against the others, and it causes strife within the family.
Shmuel’s wants to work with animals in a zoo; we can infer that he and the other prisoners are currently being treated like animals. Shmuel knows who Bruno’s father is, and sees him as a frightening and hateful figure but doesn’t want to start a fight with Bruno, so doesn’t mention what his Father nor Lieutenant Kotler pledge. Shmuel still does little to correct Bruno’s perceptions of reality. Bruno is truly an innocent little boy.
“Never stop walking” Also he went on a trip from concentration camp to concentration camp, then he went to Russia and ended in Italy. Stones In Water by Donna Jo Napoli is Historical fiction. Roberto's character and attitude change in the process of the war. Roberto was trying not to get sidetracked on his journey from the ukrainian concentration camp to Italy. Also roberto is trying not to lose the hope in him because he knows that he will need to have faith to get to Italy.
Tony Claxton from the, “The Bully” by Roger Dean Kiser is the character I chose to do an Analysis on. The Bully is about Roger and Tony who knew each other in 6th grade, but Tony used to be Rogers bully. Then they coincidently meet up again years later in a diner and Roger seems to have forgiven Roger for all the bad he has done to him. I chose Tony because I like the way he went from being a big bad malicious middle school bully to, an average guy in a wheel chair who is dependent on their wife and is regretful for all the things he used to do.
War is a difficult situation that affects all sides of it. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne captures this feeling and tells the tale of two young boys with a forbidden friendship. There is conflict present in multiple dimensions in this story between a literary sense and the sense of the world itself. The literary man versus fate and man versus self conflict provoke obstacles that would be difficult for anyone to face, let alone two nine year-olds. That being said, they would put on the typical child-like invincibility and try to defy the odds of said obstacles.
I sat in the front seat as the officer drove down Broadway to Santa Maria School to pick up Roberto . The immigration had gone to pick up Panchito and Roberto and the rest of the family. 3 months later when they where back in Mexico they had wanted to leave again to California as immigrants. Then, Panchito thought over and over about when they took him in front of his class. Pancito had sat with his mom to talk he told how how he never wanted that to happen again, Panchito had and idea, his idea was them getting papers and not have to be immigrants anymore.
What is the best way to respond to conflict? The best way to respond to conflict is through resolution. This is illustrated in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Both stories find solutions to smaller problems and come close to finding solutions to the problems surrounding them.
Martin Luther King once said “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”. Racism is the intentional act of antagonism against someone of a different race/culture based on the belief that one’s own race is more superior. This problem is major in the society today, it doesn’t matter if you’re black, Caucasian or Asian it can affect you. Racism is such a big issue that it has made it has made it into many films some being; Remember the Titans (2000) and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas (2008). These films are all thriving for one outcome and that is to change the minds of all citizens about racism and end discrimination.
In the boy in striped pyjamas author, John Boyne took the approach of writing this novel with the point of view of a naïve young child. This was done very well throughout the book. The repetition used during the novel was there to indicate that something essential or relevant to the storyline was near. Another aspect used by John Boyne was the innocence on a child, how open minded they’re and the point no one is born a racist. Small hints were dropped during the books this was due to the little education about the horrific times that were happening.