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  • Hoop Dreams

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    Hoop Dreams Hoop Dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball players in the NBA. The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. The idea for the book came from the documentary movie, Hoop Dreams, which is a true story. Arthur Agee and William Gates are the names of the two boys who were followed from eighth grade to twelve grade to do the movie. Arthur Agee was a 5'6 125 pound guard from the playgrounds of Chicago when St Joseph recruiters saw him. Arthur was playing against guy's

  • Hoops and Dreams

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    Hoops and Dreams Sarah Hughs, Landon Donovan, and Venus Williams, are three of the most recognized athletes in their respective sport. These three athletes are proven champions and have the Olympic medals and championship trophies to prove it. However when one talks about these three athletes their age is rarely the topic of discussion. Each turned professional by their teens, and yet nobody complains about this fact. In leagues such as the NBA and NFL they frown upon high school graduates entering

  • Hoop Dreams And Rasin In The Sun - Comparison Contrast Paper

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    The movie Hoop Dreams shows you the difficulties and obstacles that come in the way of dreams. Although it’s said that if you believe in a dream long enough it will come true, but in Hoop Dreams and A Raisin in the Sun you are shown the harsh realities of the falseness of that statement. And that the reality of a dream not coming true hits you like a brick wall. Many obstacles get in the way of the road to dreams in both stories. In both stories, all families suffer from having little knowledge

  • Documentary

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    The Domain of Documentary, 1991). When examining the 1994 documentary film, Hoop Dreams, directed by Steve James, the purist definition of this genre is not fully brought to life on screen as Plato himself would have defined, instead more modern modes of documentary storytelling are used to share this subject (James, 1994). By understanding his artistic choices as a director and storyteller, it is evident that Hoop Dreams, a powerful and revered film, is able to use the reality of two young inner-city

  • The Praise And Strife Of A Her

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    Heroes have had changing roles since man wrote his story, and all have been the embodiment of each society, each civilization's ideals. Basketball superstar, Michael Jordan, largely affects the children of today that are enthralled with visions of hoop dreams. He inspires the young depraved ghetto child to rise up against his unfortunate circumstances. Possessing many noteworthy qualities, all heroes possess faults because they are human and all humans possess failings. Because heroes begin to fold and

  • White Noise

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    Hoop Dreams pages 130 through 240 In these chapters the two boys lives separated greatly. William had hurt his foot, and he had a baby girl. Arthur was playing very bad at basketball, and his family was becoming more poor then ever. The way that this book is organized is a very simple one. The book is divided into two different parts. One of the parts is about the life of William, and the other part is about the life of Arthur. Both boys know each other, and sometimes their lives mix together

  • Hoop Dreams Essay

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    connects to how dreams motivate people to improve themselves. These four texts are, the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the film The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luremann, the documentary Hoop Dreams by Steven James and the film Sweeney Todd directed by Tim Burton. The novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, connects to the idea of dreams motivate people to improve themselves. It does this throughout the text when George is telling his brother Lennie of their dream, owning a farm

  • Analysis Of Desi Hoop Dreams

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    At the heart of Desi Hoop Dreams lies an interpretation based upon how important intersectional processes are in the making of identities. Three specific intersectional identities deserve emphasis in making this argument from racism, masculinity, and discrimination. These identities can create a tough environment for people trying to fit in with different cultures and backgrounds. In Desi Hoop Dreams, characters Sanjeet and Krush show the difficulties of trying to fit into Atlanta, Georgia with a

  • Documentary Analysis: Hoop Dreams

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    your dreams is the support system that you have behind you. There is only so much a person can control before it begins to wear you down, and you can’t endure anymore. In the beginning of the documentary Hoop Dreams, both boys had a strong dream of making it to the NBA, but slowly over time you begin to notice that dream of theirs start to fizzle and become out of reach. In this situation, Arthur and William both had the odds stacked against them even before they attempted to pursue their dream. The

  • Reflection About Teamwork

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    ideas.” After reading this child’s response to the question, I knew they understood why we read the book on teamwork and why we did the activity. Also, the students don’t normally get to play games as a whole group and while we were playing the hula hoop