Great American Melting Pot Analysis

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I realize that some people might find my views offensive, but I'm not putting this on the internet to force my OPINION on someone else. My paper reflects my personal view. I am leaving this open to any and all comments so don't hold back. I'm not trying to bash any social sub-group. You can still do what you do; no one can take that from you, but i digress. Without further adue, by all means continue reading. Kenji Yoshino opens his essay on covering by referring to the cliché of the "Great American Melting Pot."(245) He then goes on to say that this idea is indirectly responsible for the issue of covering one's true self in America. He presents the reader with an idea that each individual consists of two parts, a true self that embodies…show more content…
In this movie, Williams plays the role of a robot that is created according to factory standards but turns out unique. Throughout the movie, Andrew (the android) faces choices that conflict with his robotic programming and lead him into the realm of human thinking. He is constantly faced with overwhelming setbacks and opposition as he fights to become and be recognized as human. Andrew's struggle personifies Yoshino's argument. The robotic wiring within him can be seen as a false self and the personality that he develops over the course of his life can be viewed as the true self. Andrew was nurtured in an environment where his owners encouraged his individuality and saw to it that he could express himself. Eventually, Andrew left the shelter of his family and had to face the ideas of the real world. He encountered people who opposed his quest to become human and others who were there to encourage him in his efforts. Eventually Andrew goes through procedures that on the surface give him a human appearance, but when he goes before a council to become legally recognized as a human being, they deny him saying that he may have the looks and actions but he has no soul. This does not deter him as he pursues on and is eventually recognized as not only a human being, but the second oldest in history. Even though it took a hundred or so years, Andrew was persistent in his goal, ignoring the forces that tried to stop

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