Spike Lee visits and tells the students a cold-blooded truth: they are being used and the one way to protect themselves is to know it. "The only reason you are here is because you can make their schools win and they can make a lot of money," Mr. Lee says of the coaches. "This whole thing is about money." It is the kind of valuable advice boys like Arthur and William, from poor black neighborhoods, hear all too rarely. "Hoop Dreams" is a brilliantly revealing documentary that follows Arthur and William through high school to their first year of college.
So in the final debate of the movie James L. Farmer jr. tells the audience about what they saw uses this awful memory to help their side of the debate. He ends up not only winning the debate for his team because of this but he also took one more step forward for black people and anti-racism. To me this scene of the movie showed me how a person can take a tragic event that has happened in their life and use it for the greater good; to help others; and to also help themselves by letting people know the truth. This scene inspired me to speak up and to try to use the bad things that have happened to me in my past to help me in my
Education represented on opportunity to escape ignorance and poverty. The ability to attend the Negro college comes to him through hard work. As valedictorian of his high school class he receives a scholarship. He idolizes, Dr. Bledsoe, the president of the Negro College. He aspires to emulate Dr. Bledsoe at the conclusion of his educational journey.
There are five other members of the Meechum family. His wife (Blythe Danner) is a sweet Southern girl who calls her kids "sugar" and understands her maverick husband with a love that is deep but unforgiving. His oldest son (Michael O'Keefe) is just turning eighteen and learning to stand up to a father who issues "direct orders," calls everyone "sports fan," and expects to be called "sir." There are two daughters and one more son, but the movie's main relationship is between the father and the oldest boy. Santini, you understand, is one hell of a guy.
He beat his fist softly on his knee. Again Jem is annoyed; he begins to let his anger out though when he talks to Atticus about the situation. He shows his anger by punching his knee with his fist. “Judge Taylor was polling the jury: "Guilty... guilty... guilty... guilty..." I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each "guilty" was a separate stab between them.” Jem is so angry at the verdict of Tom Robinson in the courtroom that his hands become almost white from gripping the balcony rail so hard. If this trial had of taken place much closer to the start of the book when Jem was a bit younger, Jem wouldn’t have understood most of the trial therefore not growing up and acting an adult as quickly as he did after the trial had been
Brown Sugar The Brothers: It is about four guys that are friends which started to question women and relationships when one of them announces that they are getting married. Tyler’s Perry Diary of a Mad Black Woman: It is about a couple that seems to have a good marriage but in reality their marriage is going down hill when the wife discovers her husbands intentions
Simply stated, he is the man voted most likely to do anything in his senior yearbook. That anything turned out to be an English teacher, or better a life teacher, to a group of young men who were naive about the world they lived in and everything outside of their small boarding institution. Meet John Keating, the teacher played by Robin Williams in the influential movie Dead Poets Society. The teacher who used all aspects of the word ethos to motivate and transform his students’ lives. Ethos can be described as the nature, character, or unique values peculiar to a particular human being.
Twain puts a young white boy in a grand journey with an enslaved black man, running for his freedom. Such circumstances are enough to set people off by itself, but Twain goes one step further to show the malice of the time, stereotyping a race. The thought of explaining Mark Twain’s book to students is enough to make most teachers shutter because of the ferocity of actions taken against those who cannot properly present the information. However, it is their job to introduce students to a true literary work of art. If we have no faith in our educators, then we lose hope in future generations’ capacity to judge right from
I charge the white man with being the greatest kidnapper on Earth”, overlap an image of the American flag which is interrupted by a video of police brutally attacking a Negro, then American flag begins to burn into the shape of an X. Two contradictory perspectives are introduced. On one hand, the burning of the flag is symbolic of his disrespect and disregard for the constitutional values and nationalism of America, portraying the view that Malcolm X challenged the accepted values and promoted an aggressive attack on America. On the other hand, his harsh words are justified by the confronting video, representing him as a positive voice for the Black Civil Rights movement and aiming to achieve peace, justice and equality. Lee has already drawn the audience into the conflict and tension.
In this time apart Lewis spends quality time with Jane’s father, Noah Calhoun, and its Noah’s advice that helps Wilson to deviate the ideal plan. “How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?” ( Calhoun 26). It is then and there that Wilson Lewis dedicates the rest of his live to making his wife fall in love with him all over again. When Jane finally returns, their daughter, Anna, and her long time boyfriend tell Jane and Wilson they want to get married in a matter of months.