The Freedom Writers Diary Essays

  • Freedom Writers Diary Essay

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    The nonfiction novel, Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell is a fascinating journey of students in an urban city. When she, the new teacher enters a high school with underprivileged students and unsuccessful teachers, everyone underestimates her ability to stick to the job. However, they are all dumbfounded as they watch and experience the journey Ms. Gruwell takes her students on. First, in the beginning of the novel, Gruwell explains to readers how she began as a student teacher, (a very naive

  • Freedom Writers Diary

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    The Freedom Writers Diary, written by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell, is a book compiled of diary entries written by Erin Gruwell’s students. These diary entries detail the students’ lives; their struggles, their achievements, and their failures. Many say that this book is “inappropriate,” and try to ban this book from school curriculums because of the real topics that this book goes over, such as addiction, abuse, racism, and more. However, reading about these topics is actually beneficial

  • Freedom Writers Positive Values

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    Having positive values can make a difference in today’s world just like it did in the movie “Freedom Writers”, if everybody unites as one. The Presidential election is a prime example of how our society needs positive influences to help stabilize our country. While it is often the case that the presidential candidates talk poorly about their opponents, this year’s election period was particularly cruel and nasty. The presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton used negative messages

  • Sign Language In Koe No Katachi: Sign Language

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    Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) is about Ishida, who bullied Shouko for being deaf in elementary school to the point she had to transfer away. Despite the entire class taking part in being mean to Shouko, they instantly blame only Ishida, and alienate him just as he did to Shouko. Now in high school, Ishida has developed anxiety and depression, but runs into Shouko at a sign language class. What does he want out of talking to Shouko again? Will anyone forgive him? Will he be able to make amends?

  • Tolerance In Freedom Writers

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    The importance of tolerance in “Freedom Writers” The movie Freedom Writers, which was released in 2007, it is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by the teacher Ms. Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School. In the movie Freedom Writers, a teacher –Ms. Gruwell tried her best to reach out for the “unfit” students in classroom 203. The students in the class sit separately into racial groups. The students are intolerant because they grew up in an environment where

  • Rational Decision Making In The Hunger Games

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    the people of Panem . President Snow , the dictator who rules Panem , is not the kind of president the people would vote for however, they have no choice because there seems to be no voting or voice to be heard in Panem . The idea of democracy is gone, replaced by totalitarian fascism . Snow poisons those who challenge him . One source of power that we have discussed in class is dependency. According to Osland, Kolb, Rubin and Turner (2007), Dependancy is known as the more dependable people are on

  • The Use Of Symbolism In Catching Fire (2009)

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    Symbolism is a notable feature in Catching Fire (2009) . Through symbolism , Suzanne Collins manages to paint Katniss as the ultimate embodiment of rebellion through transferring her into a mockingjay . " A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist"(92), as it is a result of the Capitol's usage of the japperjays which were sent to spy on the rebels. However, the japperjays failed in their mission so the Capitol left them to die ,but they managed to survive through mating to female

  • The Savior Trope

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    “The Savior Trope and the Modern Meanings of Whiteness” by Name title argues that the cinema has always been cater toward an ideology of the white supremacy. Freedom Writers self-evidently appear as a majoritarian narrative by having Hilary Swank starring as Erin Gruwell who play as the enthusiastic young teacher who help change the lives for her students of color, but along the movie there is a subtle switch of importance from the teacher to these students as they struggle for changes. As it goes

  • No Child Character Analysis

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    The play No Child. . . by Nilaja Sun is a play within a play that is about a group of students that go to a less fortunate school, these students in this particular tenth grade class are known for being the worst class in all of Malcolm X. high school. This class is assigned a teaching artist named Ms. Sun who will teach them a play called Our Country’s Good and many valuable life lessons. For the play, No Child. . . there can be little to one actor or actress or even up to seventeen different people

  • Warriors Don T Cry Book Analysis

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    Imagine getting up everyday before high school and preparing for war. For Melba Pattillo Beals this fear was a scary reality. In the beginning of “Warriors Don 't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock 's Central High” by Melba Pattillo Beals, she begins talking about what it’s like to come back to the haunted racist halls of Little Rock Central High School. This was a time when civil rights was a major issue and the color separation between white and black was about to be broken

  • Intimacy In The Classroom Setting: A Critical Analysis

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    JoAnn Campbell, an assistant professor of English at Indiana University, discusses the role intimacy plays in the classroom setting. Her focus on English A as an introductory writing course displays the extremely combative relationship between recently admitted students and dictatorial professors. Campbell pinpoints the source of this struggle as professors’ resistance to, or even fear of intimacy with the students. This fear can be connected to a need for authority, hence the traditional “hierarchical

  • Sociological Issues In Mean Girl

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    In today’s society, we can conclude that Sociology is just about common everywhere in the world. Believe it or not, we see it in our movies, books, and in real life. Sociology can be compared or brought up in our daily lives in what we do, making it a part of us. In our sociology class, we have to select a current event, global issue, or movie that deals with the context of sociology, and with that, I am going to analyze the sociological issues in one of my favorite movies of all time Mean girls

  • Walkout Movie Analysis

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    1960s. It was a movie dealing with racist school boards, discrimination against Mexican-Americans, and teenage revolution. The students became fed up with the way they were being treated in school so they started a movement that would gain their freedom. The movie is inspiring and educational because of its subject matter and true to life feel. It blends the use of english and spanish well. As a filmmaker myself, I have a some extra insight into the movie. The way the movie is shot is very much

  • Review Of Mr. Keating's 'O Captain, My Captain'

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    Amanda Abdelaal Abdelaal 1 American Lit I/English II Mrs.Ashe/Period 9 Dead Poet’s Society Essay:Rough Draft December 3rd, 2014 Anderson Finds His Voice “O Captain, My Captain” the name Mr.Keating played by Robin Williams asks to be called in his class along with his unorthodox ways of teaching. In the movie Dead Poet’s Society directed by Peter Weir Keating portrays the the way of life Carpe Diem(live for today). The teens in the movie go

  • Themes In The Movie Freedom Writers

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    Has racism actually been fixed or even moved in the right direction? The movie Freedom Writers painted a perfect picture of the 1992 time period. At this time, the Rodney King riots were taking place in Los Angeles, California . Rodney King was a man who was beat up by 4 white police in 1991. The incident was not brought to court until 1992 where the police were not charged of any crime. Soon after the court ruled the officers guilty, the riots began to start on the streets of Los Angeles. Large

  • Erin Gruwell: The Freedom Writers Foundation

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    found in everyone and everywhere. Doctors, young children, and even teachers can be heroes. A teacher can be a role model, a source of support, and an inspiration. Erin Gruwell is an American teacher, an education activist, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. She changed countless lives, with a unique teaching method. Erin Gruwell was born on August 15, 1969, in California. Gruwell graduated from Bonita High School and the University of California. She later studied at California State

  • Film Analysis: Freedom Writers

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    that way” (Gruwell, Erin. The Freedom). Throughout history there has been discrimination, but in 1992 there was one of the most destructive outbursts against it: The Los Angeles Riots of 1992. After the Los Angeles Riots of 1992, there was an outpouring of gangs and the violence the riots created. Unfortunately this surge of violence made its way into the United States education system, especially in Long Beach, California (Kronenwetter). The 2007 film Freedom Writers depicts the life 150 kids are

  • Freedom Writers Analysis

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    INTRODUCTION For the purpose of this assignment I have selected the film Freedom Writers (2007). As a teacher in a post-primary DEIS school, this film was of particular interest to me for its high-school setting and the disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds of the students. Freedom Writers is a movie adaptation of Erin Gruwell’s non-fiction book Freedom Writers Diary: How a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them (1999). The film follows Erin Gruwell

  • Racism In Freedom Writers

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    Racism: Should It Be The Reason To Abandon Students? Freedom Writers written and directed by Richard LaGravenese , based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell .“At 16, I’ve probably witnessed more dead bodies than a mortician,” says a Woodrow Wilson High School student, before matter-of-factly describing a life in which gang and domestic violence are everyday occurrences.1 Racism , that is, basing on racial, people are divided into different social classes

  • An Analysis Of Aesthetic Distance In Louise Erdrich's 'Shadow Tag'

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    In the novel Shadow Tag, the author Louise Erdrich creates aesthetic distance in multiple layers. The character of Riel, the narrator, has “the gift of omniscience” (251) and exists as an artist, who combines her memories with her mother’s diaries in order to tell the story of her parents. Reality in this novel is ambiguous since shadows portray transcendence. Erdrich creates a world where truth and respect, what Irene desires, become ambiguous, and aesthetic distance becomes the beginning of the