I agree with critic James Berardinelli when discusses the film from a sociological viewpoint, especially a 1990s one. He concludes, "The most interesting element of Devil in a Blue Dress is not the whodunit, but the 'whydunit.' Finding the guilty parties isn't as involving as learning their motivation, which is buried in society's perception of racial interaction. By uncovering the truth behind this mystery, Franklin illustrates that some attitudes have indeed changed for the better over the last forty years." Devil in a Blue Dress is the whip-smart and sexy film version of Walter Mosley's acclaimed 1990 debut novel.
Comic books captivate readers and get the message across a lot easier than regular books do. I would rather read a graphic novel any day, which, in my opinion, made my experience reading this much more enjoyable. I completely understand why some people wouldn’t like this, and I’m sure there are a few in my class. Following a comic book with all the different pictures, dialogue and thought bubbles, and narration can be difficult and confusing, but certain stories benefit immensely from it, such as this one. Without pictures being incorporated, the only way a reader would get the humor from certain homeowners in the essay smoking while complaining about germs and smells in there houses would be to explain it in a boring, detailed paragraph.
First Flight is a much better short story than Fog. First Flight is written by W.D Valgardson and Fog is written by Ethel Wilson. Both short stories are about exclusion and its effects make sadness for the main characters in both stories. The stories also relate about how one story can be misinterpreted by the age of the reader making them think the other one is obnoxious. Out of the two stories First Flight is more enjoyable because of the text to self connections that are possible.
If ‘Othello’ was a racist play then Othello would have been portayed very differently, more violent and rude, however he is shown as being much more respectful and calmer than the other men around him as illustrated in the quote, ‘approved good masters’. He then continues on to admit that he has indeed planned to marry Brabantio’s daughter, ‘it is most true; true that I have married her’. It was a stereotype in those days that black people were very sly and lied a lot, however the stereotype seemed to have been very wrongful in this case because Othello very bravely admitted to his actions and also says that that is the only ‘offense’ that he has commited, ‘The very head and front of my offending hath this extent, no more.’ A Shakespearian audience would normally expect a black man to be portayed as a very uneducated, sly and devilish character however these qualities are shown in Brabantio instead of Othello. Othello then talks about how he is a fighter, nothing more,
I do not like things that remind me of how badly African Americans were treated back in the day. I soon realized that I was wrong about my judgment. True enough this book is based upon the segregated south, but Melton’s ambition to change it made this book worth reading. Separate Pasts: Growing Up White in the Segregated South is an easy book to follow. The way that it was written was very clear to understand.
Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion.” This quote ties in all the themes of the Bluest Eyes, love, beauty, and an un-escapable fall into despair while chasing the first two. The image of Shirley Temple and white baby dolls are central to the meaning of the novel. Adults don’t try to undermine the power that Shirley Temple has on the girls of this novel. Instead they show praise towards her and her whiteness by buying white baby dolls, even for black girls.
This helped underscored the film’s nitty-gritty feel that helped to contribute to the pretty awful lives of the addicts. The documentary however still pushed an underlying message warning against the use of drugs, but the film did it in such an honest and transparent way, totally unlike any previous anti-drug propaganda I have seen before, that it actually persuaded me that drugs are actually quite evil. Overall, “Through a Blue Lens” was an eyebrow raising, head turning, delightful gem of documentary. I feel that the producers did an excellent job in conveying their message in an unbiased manner and had the viewer make their own
Sheryl Yoast - "People say that it can't work, black and white; well here we make it work, everyday. We have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans." - theme = racism Racism occurs in the movie remember the titans in many different ways. For example when the new family that was black just moved in to the neighbourhood, and all the white people just stared at the window and instead of saying welcome they just talked behind there back. Because they were scared that black people would be the same as white people.
During the time period in which the story takes place, black people were not considered equal to white people and were treated horribly as if they were weak and naive. Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, describes the racism and prejudice towards black people and how she makes a good diction against it. The black people in the novel are strong-willed for not succumbing to white people for they have their own volition. They are treated like they are naive or ignorant but they have their own intelligence and experiences that proves their strength. Everybody deserves the same justice that everyone else is given in a court of law, no matter if someone is better than them.
The second text, “Black History Month”, is written by Eric Holder (EH). This text is more negative towards the theme and it states that there still are racial issues, consequently that people do not talk to each other about race. EH thinks that conversations about race will help USA to achieve a future where all people are equally valued. The third text, “The Obsession over Race Continues”, is written by Walter Backstrom (WB).The text is, just like text one, subjective because the reader sees the things from WB’s point of view. It is negative towards the theme and it states that people are obsessed with race.