Film Analysis of Boyz in the Hood

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What if I told you that I know the outcome of your life and where you will end up before you even know it? Wouldn’t you be scared? See for a regular person who has a supporting family around them this question will almost feel almost like a death sentence. Nobody wants anyone to judge them before they even go through life on what they will end up being. In the movie “Boyz in the Hood” director John Singleton, paints a clear image of the problems that happen very often in the African American communities. The movie deals with issues such as: the importance of a father in a young man’s life, the ongoing violence of black on black crime, and how black people are put in situations where they are put to fail and not succeed in life. John Singleton’s view of social problems in South Central Los Angeles happens in a tale of three friends growing up together. Doughboy and Ricky Baker are half-brothers and have opposite personalities. Ricky is a football player who hopes to win a scholarship and spends most of his time playing football. On the other hand, Doughboy is a young man who looks upon his environment for guidance. He is involved in violence, abusing drugs, and participates in violence. In between is their friend Tre, who actually has a father to teach him what is right from wrong. Furious Styles, who is Tre’s father in the film does everything in his strength to keep his son from becoming another startling statistic. As you can see, it is always important for parents to be a part of their child’s life because it can make a big difference not only in their life but also their child’s future. Fatherless has been one of the most important challenges and epidemics in our generation. The effects of growing up... ... middle of paper ... ...and how society is a dangerous place for blacks. Work Cited MASLIN, JANET. "Boyz N The Hood (1991) Review/Film; A Chance to Confound Fate." Movies. The New York times, n.d. Web. "The Final Call." Black America's Painful Epidemic: Children without Fathers. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014. Alter, Adam. "Where We Are Shapes Who We Are." The New York Times. The New York Times, 15 June 2013. Web. 07 Apr. 2014. "PORTRAYAL OF MINORITIES IN THE FILM, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES." PORTRAYAL OF MINORITIES IN THE FILM, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014. "‘Race Wars’ Part 1: The Shocking Data on Black-on-Black Crime." The Blaze. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. "Boyz N The Hood Script - Dialogue Transcript." Boyz N The Hood Script. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. "Obama’s Father’s Day Remarks." The New York Times. N.p., n.d. Web.
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