Stereotypes In The Film 'Get Out'

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“Get Out” is a spin chilling story yet with a touch of comedy, illustrating what it means to be black in America, to summarize, a black photographer called Chris goes on a trip with Rose, his white girlfriend to visit her parents. Worried that Rose’s parents might be racist, he later discovers that the family has several black “servants” who behave oddly, as if they are controlled. He is later unsettled by the visitors at the party who made racially-charged and gauche comments, chuckling over Chris’s built body and announcing, “Black is in fashion!” Chris later realized the chill that he had sensed was right on the mark. The Armitage family turn out not just to be racist, but to be abusing as well as profiting from abducting blacks. They have…show more content…
However, “what Peele’s film forces viewers to consider is whether such underlying power relations and warped desires remain wholly intact in our modern society.” (Sims) Offering examples of how American society comprehends black people. However, there is no real hostility seen from the whites such as hatred, however, the white characters are fond of black people. Well metaphorically speaking society analyze and resembles the black body, so do the characters of “Get Out”. The criticism of white culture lacking a reason of wrongdoing towards blacks isn’t new, but the way Peele demonstrated how a black body is as good as an empty casket, until a white person is the owner, is only then granted human values, is Peele’s way to break the belief that this doesn’t count as valuing black life. To further deepen Peele’s message, he incorporates the element of dehumanization which can leave a deeper impact. During the moments before “Get Out” was about the end, a police car wails closer in the near distance, instead of the obvious ending of a cop showing up, where Chris will in the end be seen as the bad guy, Rod (Chris’s friend) shows up. This can be related time Barack Obama first won the presidency, this event can be seen as new hope or light for the blacks, just as Rod was the hope for
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