Although, it is proven difficult to completely change your point of view from the society you are brought up in. The characters in this film go through a lot of self-reevaluation to find their place in society, as well as a reevaluation of their initial prejudicial
It shows the need for people to conform to societal expectations to survive and thrive in society. It also shows the consequences of going against those expectations to purse matters of the heart, whether that is helping a condemned man or trying to keep your family from being taken away. Fighting these societal expectations puts a target on these people’s backs, which is why so many people decide to just succumb to these expectations, which is much easier on these
Throughout the movie loyalty to an individual’s group, whether family, friends, gang members, or race was constantly addressed. Loyalty relates to my future ministry because of the important confidential nature of counseling. I have to remain loyal to my client’s need for privacy, unless it will be harmful to themselves or others. I also have to be loyal to their need for space involving certain issues. Racial injustice was also a recurring theme throughout the film. The racial injustices that I viewed tended to be specific to educational injustices. The educational injustices tended to affect minority groups who were lower income. The injustices affected this group the most because they had little to no money for private school and no option to home school their child. The only option that lower class parents had for their children overcrowded public schools during this
Since there isn’t much debate about the context and production options about the film, the one thing left for debate is the theme. The theme of the film is the only thing that could be different, based off other people's opinions. One of the opposing themes of this film is that literacy and writing can change the world. This opposing theme is not necessarily wrong, it’s just not the best theme for this given film. It is true that literacy and writing can change the world. If this movie was about Martin Luther King Jr. then that could be a possible theme. But since this film strongly emphasizes the love like relation between the maids and children, and the hate like relationship between the maids and the house owners; the theme learn to love and not hate fits this film
The film is well known for conveying numerous social psychological themes such as racism, social inequality, conformity, moral education and courage. The content of this paper will use relevant scenes and accounts from the film to explain these five themes while using credible external sources to support the explanation.
In conclusion, this film makes it become well aware of the fact that some characters are extremely vocal about their opinions and attitudes towards people who are not of their race or social background in which can cause a problem in society by leading to racial altercations. The best way that we can handle this is to stop, think and understand about the truth of each individual side of their story. These are the absolute moral standards by which we should live our lives
The key to the issue is black and white, and yet don’t fall into that racial trap. Although the film explores racial issues; the true point is that no issue is black and white, there are no easy answers. The film calls the audience to think about its message, and hopefully understand better the problem with racism. The heat imagery used within the film really emphasizes the slow-burning attributes of prejudice and how quickly everything can turn, which of course is clear in the actions of everyone at the end of the film. I feel like any viewer can identify with this story because everyone in the film whether white, black, Hispanic, or Asian, experiences negative racist
This was especially evident when they were being pulled over by a racist white cop. She felt that he could have done more to defend their rights instead of accepting injustice. There is also a Persian store owner, who feels that he is getting the short end of the stick in American society because his store was robbed multiple times. Then the Hispanic locksmith encounters racial slurs and discrimination, although he just wanted to keep his family safe. The partnered detectives and lovers of different races, one is a Hispanic woman and the other is a black male, who are dealing with his drug addicted mother who feels that he does not care enough about taking care of his family. In this movie, discrimination and prejudice are the cause of all kinds of collisions. We easily prejudge people with stereotypes, and we are concerned with our pre-thoughts of what kind of person he/she should be, we forget to actually get to know them. It is human nature to have some type of prejudices in one way or another; we fear the unknown. There are stereotypes that black people are angry or tend to be violent; white people feel they are the dominant race and discriminate against all; Asians are thought to be poor or ignorant, and people with higher economic statuses are distinguished to the working class
This demonstrates to us that no matter how much your legal or moral laws are violated, what matters is how you as an individual react to the situation, justly or unjustly. This movie is centered around the notion that if you are a person of ethnic background, that alone is reason for others to forsake your rights, although in the long run justice will prevail
There are numerous opinions on what caused the “unavoidable confrontation”, the Civil War, which was a fight that left a scar on the history of U.S. with the most massive number of casualties the U.S. experienced. While organizing the new country, America faced many problems about how to establish principles, suitable to the northerners and southerners that lived scattered across the coastline of the Atlantic. Shaky compromises tried to maintain peace, but as America set a sturdy foundation and gained territory, much tension grew among the North and South as the U.S. needed to create more political rules for the new lands. This meant they disagreed upon social morality, conduct, and standards since political decisions usually branched off of social beliefs. When the tension of the both sides exploded, the Civil War erupted from April 1861 to April 1865, from all the disagreements they debated for a year on how to establish the country. The Civil War occurred mostly from political and social issues because the North and South held different expectations for the government and varying beliefs for morality.