This movie was all about non-ethical and lazy like sayings, such as: “lets get it over quick” and “who really cares”. One guy, the 8th juror, did not agree with these saying’s and believed that a tough decision like this could not be decided in 5 minutes. He played a smart game, which we call ’playing devils advocate’. While the 11 men thought the person charged was guilty, this one juror thought differently. The 12 angry men were your average men, but each one had a different side.
Jess isn’t safe at school, nobody wants to talk to him and he was terribly raped by school football players. Jess wasn’t safe while working in the factory, because everybody wanted to find something from him and tease him as a joke. The time they found he had “close relationship” with another female worker, Jess was asked to leave the factory. Jess was always the target of police men when they wash up gay bars. He most likely got beaten up or his life can be at risk.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, written by Ken Kesey in 1962, is a book about a energetic con man that turns a mental institution upside down with his rowdy tricks and random attacks with the head nurse. Throughout the book, this man shows the others in the institution how to stand up for them, to challenge traditional values to society and to be who they want to be. It is basically a book of good versus evil, the good being the con man McMurphy, and the bad being the head nurse, Nurse Ratched. McMurphy rejuvenates the hope of the patients, fights Nurse Ratched's control on the ward, and represents the feelings of the author on society at the time. Before McMurphy arrives, the ward is your basic average mental institution.
Brick’s bitterness provides a camouflage for his desire to recapture the past. His attempt on returning his life back to happy times when he played sports, only makes him more miserable. While jumping hurdles on the field late one night, drunk, Brick breaks his leg, symbolically representing his failure to cope with reality and his problems. What he used to be strong at now ironically weakens him. He becomes unable to deal with these obstacles and problems by himself but also pushes away anyone who tries to help.
Also, by staying separated from the world, he doesn’t have many influences or motivations. When Rowdy asks if Junior wants to visit the powwow, he refuses because, “Those rhythmless, talentless, tuneless Indians are most likely to get drunk and beat the shit out of any available losers. And [he is] the most available loser.” Junior proceeds to criticize himself and refer to himself as a loser. His fear of getting beaten up by other Indians causes him to be socially inept. As the story progresses, Junior is influenced and motivated to make a change in his
His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia. Baldwin continues his life and begins to understand where his father’s anger and hatred towards whites came from. A specific line in the essay that basically sums up the Baldwin’s reason for this story would be “I learned in New Jersey that to be a Negro mean, precisely, that one was never looked at but was simply at the mercy of the reflexes the color of one’s skin caused in other people.” What Baldwin means in this statement is that he finally understood the hatred his father had in him towards the whole white against black situation. It gives the impression that he never really knew what the big deal was and that he realized the hardship his father went through which led him to a gloomy and unhappy life. This line is very significant because James Baldwin himself is a black male.
The blocking of this scene shows Charley at the head, indicating the hierarchy in the gang. We find that Terry had no knowledge of the murder, as he thought “the worst they was gonna do was lean on him a little bit”. Tullio and Truck’s jokes, “maybe he could sing, but he couldn’t fly”, is juxtaposed with Terry’s guilt and concern over the ordeal. This shows the separation between Terry and the other gang members. Use of character clothing shows this distinction in power as well.
He tells stories and sometimes these stories are about things he should not have a way of knowing. Unfortunately for Thomas, no one wants to hear his stories so they have set him outside the group, they ignore him. Victor and Thomas were friends as boys but as they grew older Victor left Thomas behind and fell in with the group. Once Thomas even beat Victor, badly, in a drunken fit, for no reason. All the other boys stood around and watched.
If he had an impartial jury, he would have been a free man. However, none of the jurors believed that Tom was telling the truth. They were raised to hate all black people. White people have been hurting and killing black people for centuries because of hatred. Therefore, the black community in Maycomb was crippled with fear.
Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles’ em.” Everybody expected that Atticus is very narrow minded, and that he does not think for anyone or anything but himself. Never does anyone understand what it is that goes through Atticus’s mind during his actions. Deep down in Atticus’s mind, everything that he did was only to protect Scout and Jem. By saying, “As you grow older you’ll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white men does that to a black men, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.”, Atticus does not only care for his children, but he teaches them that they should never look down or disrespect anyone of any kind. They are taught that if they learn to have respect for other people they will receive respect themselves.