1. From Jason Johansen 's Notes on Chicano Cinema, scholars of Chicana/o cinema used to identify the criteria of Chicana/o cinema as "films BY Chicanos, films FOR Chicanos, and films ABOUT Chicanos" (Johansen 303). The Salt of the Earth film (1954) attempts to expand this definition because it achieves more than being for and about Chicanos, it can also be for other minorities fighting injustices and inequalities similar to Chicanos. The film is still for Chicanos because it illustrates an actual account of Mexican American mining workers in Zinc Town of New Mexico during World War II, where the union workers won due to their unity, inspiring others to stand with each other in the Chicano movement. The movie also challenges the criteria because it is a film directed by a non-Chicano, Herbert Biberman, but that inadequacy was compensated since most of the actors were local Mexican-American union associates who had experience and direct involvement in the historical fight for their rights.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
To say Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow is a masterpiece would simply be an understatement. With high praise from nearly all readers of this novel, and encouraged the start of its own Broadway Run on August 6, 2015, it is no surprise this biography catches the eye of many. Not to be confused with the play rendition of this book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Despite this book being “cringey” at times due to the documentation of Hamilton’s hot headed behaviors, it’s interesting to see how Hamilton created so much for our country, but yet seems to always be behind the spotlight. This is especially shown when Hamilton assisted George Washington in nearly everything he did, and was his “right hand man”, for lack of a better term.
A certain inconsistency which results in people basing others of different backgrounds upon stereotypes and general knowledge without taking the time to consider who they are. Sherman Alexie details this by focusing on the life of minorities after the 9/11 Terrorist attacks and the increase in racism and discrimination. Flight patterns places the importance on the conflicts which face a Native American man who is staying informed within modern times. William is a man who tries to balance family, identity, and career over everything else. A
What Mu’min is saying here is that it’s not abnormal to see Black men humanized, but that humanization is even more important in our current political landscape, where white supremacists feel more empowered by their racist beliefs thanks to the election of Trump. Right now, proper and positive representation of Black experiences and identity in art is extremely important both in connecting and empowering Black communities and in normalizing Black identity and deconstructing stereotypes that are perpetuated by lack of proper representation. In response to whether or not Moonlight can perform well on it’s own outside of queer and Black audiences, Mu’min writes, “and yet, when I read about whether Moonlight can play well outside of an urban or arthouse audience, I feel like an essential point is being missed. This is not a film that can be easily categorized and labeled. It is undoubtedly a Black film, but it’s not only for Black people or for gay
with protest, organizing, and together (unity) will bring about social change and justice. The two (2) speeches of Malcolm X and Savio were delivered to different types of audiences and both speeches dissimilar in pretexts and meaning. Malcolm X articulated how essential it was for African Americans to demand a resolve for the racial and discriminatory laws and social injustices in America. Government and its operatives were malevolence in its intent and obligations: they must exit to uphold racism and unfair practices. The political system has taken advantage of the electoral process of African Americans, and it was time that blacks demand alterations and results from the democratic process, especially the Democratic Political Party.
As American lights illuminate the stunning skyline of opportunity, we, as Americans, don't always bask in the glory of this powerful glow. Within the nonfiction novel Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario, a teenage boy, Enrique, sums up the courage of a thousand men to travel through treacherous trials to find his mother in America. Showing more bravery than I ever will muster in my entire lifetime, Enrique has made a deep impression upon me about perseverance; however, with his determination to reach his mother, I was surprised with how many times he was forced to begin his perilous journey again. In modern day American society, we witness hardship and a struggle to start again on the movie screens, but we are comforted by the distance that is
Donna Kay March 13th 2015 Gaunce Hour 7 Honors English Traits of Odysseus Most people think of a hero as someone who is a strong, and brave human being. Heroes usually have super-powers that help them to to achieve their mission. Some things that heroes do is get help from other sources, or leave on a journey where they have to prove themselves to be worthy of honor and praise. Odysseus faces many drawbacks and complicating situations but he rises over them all to reach his final goal of returning home to his family and son in Ithaca. Odysseus is a hero because he had help from Athena, a fatal flaw in his character, and he also overcame complications throughout his journey and ended up proving himself to be valiant.
Christopher Columbus is a man who is commonly depicted as a hero and great explorer who discovered our modern day America, but many of the so called “facts” are not all completely true as people would like to believe. Columbus was undoubtedly a courageous explorer who brought many new ideas, cultures, and resources to be exchanged between the New World and Europe. While this is true, it is not uncommon for people to forget the harmful effects brought along with the voyages made by Columbus and the darker details of his times in America. Columbus started from humble middle class family. Columbus was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa as the oldest of his four siblings.
He authored a four-book biography of Columbus and portrayed him as a brave American hero. “Columbus was a man of great and inventive genius. His ambition was lofty and noble, inspiring him with high thoughts and an anxiety to distinguish himself by great achievements. His conduct was characterized by the grandeur of his views and the magnanimity [nobility] of his spirit.” Instead of writing, that Columbus was devastating to the newly found nation and that he sought to take over, cultivate and civilize the Natives. Irving’s writings wanted to humanize Columbus actions, so people would not judge him in an unfavorable
By romanticizing hardships suffered by immigrants in post wartime eras the American dream attributes success directly to the ability to overcome extreme hardship. This trend is evident in several different sectors of immigrants such as Jewish immigrants, Irish immigrants, and Hispanic immigrants as they assimilate to American pastimes and customs. Furthermore the children of these immigrants reflect this new American Dream successfully since they are apart of adverse cultures and are considered to represent both sides fairly equally. In addition by romanticizing the hardships suffered by immigrants in post wartime eras, certain characteristics are praised because they are believed to embody the American spirit and are thus adopted to further promote national pride. These characteristics include courage, faith, and resilience; these qualities upon further analysis can individually be related to several core beliefs held in America.
In Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford the structure could be defined as an epic hero structure, because Henry Lee faces many trials and tribulations with the help of an older mentor; and gains self knowledge as well as a new insight on Chinese Japanese relations. “ … the hero is given a resource or special gift by an older mentor for use in his or her journey.” (Campbell). “‘No matter what happens to us, Henry, we’re still Americans. And we need to be together… wherever they take us. But I’m proud of you’ …” (Ford 134).
But Dr. King 's legacy of nonviolence and standing up for what was right had a huge positive effect on not just America but worldwide. Many know of Dr. King because of his famous speech, “I have A Dream”. Dr. King’s speech brought greater attention to the civil rights movement, it also brought the message of non-violence worldwide, and it made the congress move faster to sign the Civil Rights Act. Life nowadays has made some improvements but, Martin would be pretty disappointed to see what 's going on in the world right know. Somehow Dr. King used his abilities to somewhat unite America.
To me, being Hispanic is something which I’m immensely proud of. My heritage and the history of great Hispanics before me inspire me to do better and try to make a difference in the world. As a Hispanic, I know that we are some of the hardest working people in the world, we persevere even in the face of situations in which the odds are stacked against us. It’s this knowledge that drives me every day to make not only my parents proud, but to show the world that Hispanic people like me can make a difference for the better. When I was young my family could only afford to live in a small apartment infested with bugs which was our home for many years.
(Shelley vs. Kraemer) The modifications made were revolutionary and riled up a lot of white American citizens. However, these frustrations were, for the most part, worked through over time and helped turn our great country into the land of equality that it is today. Heroic men, for example the Dr. Martin Luther King, gave their lives for this fundamental cause. The commotion it created guaranteed a future where both races could interact together. The world has changed for the better as a result of the Black Rights