Milk by Gus Van Sant Essay

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Milk, Gus Van Sant 1a) 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. 2a) -1 The ignorance about homosexuality has become more exposed as they described that being gay could get them fired, beaten up, or even killed. -2 To plan on having to root out every homosexual, simply describes a person who is insecure and cannot accept homosexuality. -3 A debate regarding the Proposition 6 between Supervisor Harvey Milk and Senator John Briggs indicates that Proposition 6 is more on hating the gays, rather than the concern for the children they are “trying” to protect. 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. Each character from the film was portrayed with exposure of their hardship of acceptance by the society and

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