Although Bob Jones is angry, he drives a new car and is employed. Easy Rawlins served in World War II and is an unemployed factory worker who is on the verge of losing his home. In Bob Jones' story his nightmares become his reality as he is overcome by external forces and inner turmoil. Easy Rawlins is not consumed by anger and accepts his circumstances and at the end of his story is a landlord and an independent business man. Bob Jones moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland because he was tired of being passed over for work while white boys were hired.
There is a close up of both her and her husband’s face proclaiming hurt, embarrassment and the fact that there is nothing either one of them can do, because he’s a police officer; further adding to the animosity between black citizens and white cops in modern day L.A.. This next scene is later in the movie. Officer Ryan gets a call over the radio of a roll-over accident. Being the first on the scene, he rushes to the over turned SUV. Although this whole scene is a close
Yunior represents the trauma and pain a child can feel within a family through his experience with his father’s infidelity, inability to help his siblings, and hiding the secret of the infidelity. Yunior feels disgust toward his father because he has an affair with a Puerto Rican woman, while he is married with Yunior’s mother. The disgust and sickness is expressed through his car sickness. Yunior cannot ride in Papi’s recent purchase of a lime green Volkswagen van which was “bought to impress” (Junot, 174), without vomiting. Yunior felt like the van was the reason of his vomiting, “I’d never had trouble with cars before and that van was like my curse” (Junot, 172).
Miss. Daisy wrecks her car and is insisted by her son, Boolie, to have a chauffeur drive her around. The chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn, is an African American who once worked for a local judge until he recently passed away. Miss Daisy refuses Hoke’s assistance, but gradually starts to accept him. Miss.
The second part of the paper deals with the comparison. Topdog/Underdog talks about the adult lives of two African-American brothers, Lincoln and Booth who were abandoned by their parents. They have to deal with various issues ranging from work to racism. Booth, the younger brother, admires his brother and is even jealous of him. Lincoln used to be a hustler, but then he turned into a circus attraction where he sits dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
Even his most sympathetic white characters found it completely natural to regard blacks differently, for the racist preconceptions were everywhere and they permeated and changed the thinking of everyone in their path. Twain best demonstrated this theme through the interactions of others with his main black character, Jim. Jim was a slave owned by the widow who cared for Huck during the first part of the book. The widow was apparently a kind mistress and promised Jim that she would never sell him to the slave traders in New Orleans. However Jim overheard her one night saying that she planned do to just that, which is what prompted him to run away early on (Twain at 43).
His character is a shown as a racist LAPD officer that is taking out his frustration of his father’s health and living on other races. At first you would believe his racism stems from his father being racist. We then learn that his father was not a racist and was one of the few that hired black workers when other places wouldn’t. “From 1960 to 1977, the inner-city black populations grew by six million”( Lipsitz 1998). His fathers business was diminished when the city showed favor to minority businesses.
O’Connor was acutely aware of her southern roots, something she expressed through her short stories. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” introduces a southern family who all cram into a car for a vacation road trip. The inconsiderate and manipulative ways of the grandmother bring the family to encounter a major conflict. A trio of men joins the group and participates in the climax. Critical consensus is that the author employed elements of her faith throughout her vivid stories: “Miss O’Connor, for all her apparent preoccupation with the visible scene, is also fiercely concerned with the moral, even theological, problems” (Gordon).
Governor LePetomane, not being such a bright fellow, is convinced by Lamar to choose a black man about to be hung by the name of Bart played by Cleavon Little. Lamar’s purpose for this was to make the residents of Rock Ridge leave so he could buy the land cheaper. This all back fires in the Lamar’s face because Bart, eventually becomes accepted by all of Rock Ridge. He has become so loved by the townspeople, and he unites them in an uprising to stop the evil plans of the corrupt and evil Lamar. As the movie comes to a close, Bart shoots General Lamar outside of the Grumman’s Chinese Theater, and as a final message he tells people of all color and nations to get along and live in harmony.
However their paths are forced to cross when Victor’s father passed away, and he desperately needed money to travel to phoenix to collect his ashes and belongings. As a last resort, Victor accepts Thomas’s offer to fund part of the trip in exchange for him tagging along. The two set out on their road trip and end up bonding on the way. Despite the fact that they bonded during the trip and now have a better understanding of each other, they still did not end up being friends. “Victor knew that Thomas would remain the crazy story teller who talked to dogs and cats, who listened to the wind and pine trees.