Related text: American History X Comment by George Moulos: You can't analyze a film the same as a book.If you re doing film you have to do film techniques, not literary techniques.
Derek Vineyard begins in the movie as a troubled young man who due to his father's racist views develops his own, to the point of leading a local Aryan Brotherhood/Neo Nazi group in beach side LA. They constantly arm wrestle with local blacks with Derek actually winning the local basketball court rights, after beating them in a game thereby enhancing his position as the leader of his group (encouraged by Stacy Keach's character Alexander who conveniently stays in the background when Derek's group runs amok).
The sporting rivalry goes up a few notches when Derek catches two black men, one a basketball player no longer allowed on the court, trying to steal the family car. He kills them both violently and ends up in prison. He teams up with the Aryan's in prison but becomes disillusioned when they do drug business with minority groups. He makes this point to them and he is beaten and raped as revenge. Keeping himself to himself, he is eventually befriended by a black convict who saved him from being a target of the black gangs behind bars Upon his release his major task is to rid his younger brother Danny of becoming like he used to be. He breaks from Alexanders grip but Danny is a little less inclined. Danny is a smart kid who is still lives in the shadow of his brothers' past exploits. This is probably...