The Power of Writing in Louder than a Bomb, Freedom Writers and Finding Forrester

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The power of writing is not only limited to telling a story on a piece of paper, but can help many grow wiser as individuals and bring many closer as a community. Finding Forrester, Louder Than A Bomb and Freedom Writers depicted the growth of maturity in the characters personalities alongside with improving their writing and reading skills. In these films, writing was used as a life-changing tool for the characters to expand their personal point of view. The characters in these films needed mentorship to realize the power of their life experiences and used the writing process as a safe and productive outlet of their emotions and feelings. Many people are not aware of their true potential and they need someone to help them realize their abilities. Mentor relationships were established between characters, such as Jamal and Forrester from Finding Forrester and Marcus and Gruwell from Freedom Writers. These characters needed guidance to realize their true abilities. The mentors also encouraged the characters to develop more considerate personalities. The mentors in Freedom Writers and Louder Than A Bomb were more focused on the bigger picture, such as creating a strong community and keeping the characters out of trouble. Gruwell realized that her students grew up with prejudices embedded into them by their families. The prejudices that students held against each other were so strong that they were not only hurting each other, but their own education and growth as individuals. “Don't let the actions of a few determine the way you feel about an entire group,” was said by Gruwell to make her students reflect on their prejudices towards each other. Similarly, the coaches in Louder Than A Bomb knew that the students “could do great thin... ... middle of paper ... ...ersonal growth. Finding Forrester, Louder Than A Bomb and Freedom Writers, helped the characters express their emotions and feelings by writing. Writing also helped them realize the power of their abilities as individuals and as a community. The films also depicted the growth of maturity in the characters personalities alongside with improving their writing and reading skills. Finding Forrester and Louder Than A Bomb focused more on writing, whereas Freedom Writers focused more on reading. The characters in Louder Than A Bomb and Freedom Writers had difficult lives, but used them as a common ground to connect with each other. Whereas, in Finding Forrester Jamal worked as an individual. The mentors helped the characters put their abilities to the best use and helped them utilize their life experiences to reach their full potential as writers, poets and individuals.

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