Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life. Holden considers everyone a phony, and can’t seem to make friends or talk to girls. He tries to find romance, but he always ends up ruining the
4. The notion of the “generation gap” is portrayed in the film is when Jim confronts his father by yelling and no respect then running out the house. This is because Jim feels that his father is not being fair and should stand up for himself, while he has his father thinking that he should just listen to what the wife says. Another example is when the police try to talk to Plato and calm him down to stop him from shooting anyone. This portrays the generation gap because when they are trying to talk to Plato they address everything calm.
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.
When Sonny’s father receives his son’s phone call, he lashes out at him immediately. There is barely any space for Sonny to explain himself to his father because his father is so upset with him. Both characters are too stubborn and alike to realize the thoughts going on in their own heads. They lack self-awareness, which is why the conversation between the two went the way that it did. In this scene we found that both characters lack self-awareness.
Terry’s transformation throughout the film is stemmed from his moral awakening due to the betrayal he feels from Johnny Friendly and his “henchmen”. Initially, he is determined to disregard his conscience yet as a result of the guilt & restlessness he feels in regards to his role in Joey’s murder, his conscience becomes distinguished. His guilt over the murder is juxtaposed against the carelessness of the mobsters who joke that Joey could “sing but he couldn’t fly”, it is here that the Kazan separates Terry from the mob as he conveys him as a vulnerable & sensitive character as his conscience begins to overpower his ‘tough guy’ act. Kazan’s use of mist and fog relentlessly suppressing Terry Mallow highlights the ambiguity in Terry’s conscience, which reflects he is only just beginning to initiate recognition to his morals
When Richard and Harrison agree to fight themselves for money they end up humiliating themselves. For the two men are unable to fake a fight and are thus forced to actually injure one another due in part to the fear that the white viewers invoke on them. This fight in the end deeply ashamed Richard for it got him to realize that violence infects the black community in general, whether from within or from the white community’s imposed violence. When Richard grows up he moves to Chicago and joins the Communist movement. However he learns quickly that the police beat protesting Communists and Richard is forced to move from one outcast group to another, never truly escaping reality.
It’s called Rock ‘n’ Roll and it had parents, teachers, and politicians worried for the youth of America. Rock ‘n’ Roll was the first of its kind in that the vocals were not always the center of discourse, but the body language of the performers and the beat of the music moved the audience a lot of times…Rock and Roll was elemental, savage, dripping with sex; it was just as our parents feared” (8). The reason for the fear: Rock ‘n’ Roll evolved from recordings by African-American artists known
3a) -1 When the homosexuals along with the heterosexuals were rioting for their social and political view. -2 John Brigg’s Proposition is to get rid of the entire homosexual to “protect” their heterosexual children, even the public school teachers who are accused of being a pedophile because of being gay. -3 When Senator Briggs and Supervisor Harvey had a debate in San Francisco and then in Fullerton, Briggs claims that gay people become teachers as a way to recruit children to become one of them. Milk then points out that he became homosexual even though he was raised from two heterosexual parents, and taught by heterosexual teachers. 4a) The film Milk portrays an important political history in America against the homosexuals in the 1970’s, seeing this film and the struggles that homosexuals had to fight for their human rights and political equality makes myself, who’s not sensitive about the issue, change my political sensibilities.
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.