Essays Tagged: "American History X"

"American History X"

movie and the violence within it. short little piece, its not too bad, i felt hard done by the mark.American history XThe film tries to deal with social issues as honestly as possible.Racism is a seri ... iting up his family history as an assignment for Dr. Sweeny.The paper is part of what Sweeny calls "American History X."We are led to believe, then, that it's to be Danny's story.But it isn't.It's Der ...

(2 pages) 111 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Prejudice, comformity and stereotyping in American History X

Introduction To The TopicAmerican History X is a great film that portrays prejudice, stereotyping and conformity. Prejudice i ... nt. When people grow up with these ideas, sometimes it's hard to get rid of them. Like in the movie American History X, a father is sitting at the family dinner table and states his opinion of why he ... the assumption that the members of such groups are usually all alike. As the story line unfolds in American History X, the main character of the story will realize that not all people of a particular ...

(10 pages) 337 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

American History X: Analysis of Key Themes.

In American History X, the key determinant ideal is the "capacity of oneself to change". That is, our b ...

(3 pages) 11554 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

American History X : Synopsis.

AMERICAN HISTORY XThis movie deals with racism on both sides and is very raw. In the ordinary world ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A brief prespective of Dorris and Professor Sweeny from the movie "American History X"

American History XDoris' perspectiveBy: Rachel JonesThis is a movie about a mother, Doris, who has f ... Danny dies by getting shot by a black teenager in school who he was previously having problems with.American History XProfessor Sweeny's PerspectiveThe principal Professor Sweeney, who used to be an E ... ck to do all of his (dirty) work.Sweeney .tells the Danny he's going to teach him a separate class "American History X", Danny's first assignment is to write a paper about his older brother, Derek, wh ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

American History X

In American History X gets the grip of what terror of fascists America. Not the militias or the red nec ... oster boy for the Aryan nation, comes from. The movie opens with him gunning down a pair of African Americans because they were trying to steal Derek's truck, just as most people would do in any circu ...

(4 pages) 31 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

AMERICAN HISTORY X

American History X is a film that shows the modern struggle between blacks and whites in America. Th ... n and links them to either a place of superiority or inferiority based on these characteristics. In American History X, the white supremacists viewed the African Americans as being inferior based on t ... rs also killed Derek's father and tried to steal Derek's car. All of these instances showed African Americans in a negative light.Another negative manifestation of black people as a whole was when Der ...

(5 pages) 69 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

American History X the movie Morals and point of view of the movie.

American History XAmerican History X is a profound and stirring drama about the consequences of urba ... was succeeding in reforming his brother, but in the end his brother was shot by a young black male.American History X is a great film that portrays prejudice, stereotyping and conformity. Prejudice i ... nt. When people grow up with these ideas, sometimes it's hard to get rid of them. Like in the movie American History X. Prejudice is a premature judgment, a positive or negative attitude towards a per ...

(5 pages) 44 1 3.5 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

White Supremacy Breeds Hate and Violence

ists are people who are embedded in these beliefs, and are motivated to act upon them. In the movie American History X, we can see a prime example of white supremacy. As we have all seen in the news, ... tterson, 24, Aaron St. James, 26, and James Ritchie, 21) committed such "hate crimes". By comparing American History X and the crimes committed in Medford, we can see that white supremacy breeds hate ...

(6 pages) 54 0 4.6 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"American History X."

of all, that I am so pleased that I have never had to experience such violent acts such as racism. "American History X" this movie left me with mixed emotions, to me, it wasn't a movie for entertainme ... tertainment purposes but a movie that gave a strong influential message.I remember watching part of American History X about two years ago. The only part of this movie I saw was when the skinhead was ...

(1 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"American History X", The aftermath

The title of American History X is derived from the name of a class Danny (Furlong) is forced to take after writi ... store that Derek claims are 'border jumpers' (illegal immigrants) who have taken the jobs of white Americans, who rightly deserve those positions in society. Whether this is true or not is not explai ... y, the bell had rung and the group left. The next morning, Danny walks into the bathroom, with his "American History X" report in hand. The scene changes back and forth between Derek walking down the ...

(6 pages) 25 1 4.5 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

American History X

American History XAmerican History X was a film that expressed a harsh reality of racism in our coun ... cism be taught in the homes, but can be taught threw your peers or by a stranger off the street. In American History X there was a character whose name was Cameron, Cameron's role was the leader of a ... lm were based on a true story, then I would say that the judicial system in California is prejudice.American History X showed all sides of people being racist. It wasn't just blacks hating whites and ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Americanhistoryx

thought provoking. It cleverly deals with issues of Hegemonic Masculinity and white male dominance. American History X is a perfect example of how women in this movement are sexualized and dominated. ... tion that provides the opportunity reconstruct the dominant ideology. It is the new disenfranchised Americans that are going to feed the fire. The pro gun, anti feminism, anti gay, pro home schooling, ...

(3 pages) 922 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American History X

and strive for a brighter future for all.The story begins with a white teenage boy who has a black history teacher. The teacher is encouraging the boy (Derrick) to read books about multi-racial peopl ... en to his teacher, if he was going to make him read, he should be reading books about "White" history he says. The father then gave the family a lesson on "White power", and how "White mak ...

(4 pages) 323 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American History X

AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998) DIRECTED BY TONY KANE WRITTEN BY DAVID MC KENNA CAST OVERVIEW: EDWARD NORT ... and bias towards those who are of different color, race, religion or creed. The focus of the movie American History X involves racism and its ill effects on modern day societal existence. The movie a ... that the "blacks" where taking away from what the whites had already established. An African-American drug dealer killed Derek and Danny's father, who was fighting a fire at the time of his dea ...

(3 pages) 11 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American History X

Racial Execution Throughout history, American society has faced racial tensions that have impacted the lives of anyone with a conscience. ... ith major leaders like Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington, Louis Farrakhan and Martin Luther King Jr., Americans of all colors were forced to confront the issue of separation between Blacks, Whites, Jews ... for a white man, the black community could see that there was still hope for equality. In the movie American History X, the late 90's are portrayed as years that have yet to gain control of the deteri ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

American History X

In today's society, gangs are a problem that we face whether we are minority or not. The movie "American History X" portrays life through a white supremacist. Showing that the White Supremac ... freedom to practice these offenses. In a scene in the movie Derek finds out that there are African American people are breaking into his truck. To get "even" with them he shoots down one, and b ...

(3 pages) 701 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American History X

The 1998 film, American History X, starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong takes a look into the brute and brutal ... time to congregate during typical free periods off from work like the weekend and over holidays. In American History X, we see Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton), a veteran skin along with his younger brot ... s place. Usually shows will take place at some form of venue, some "DIY" and some not, but in American History X it takes place on a neo-Nazi's compound run by a middle-aged man. Suddenly ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

La Confidential As A Post Modern Film

American History X American History X is a movie by that shows how corrupt racism is. A majority of ... yes of two brothers who are involved in a White Power gang. Their father was murdered by an African American while doing his job as a firefighter. This is where the anger and hatred began. One of the ... re the anger and hatred began. One of the brothers, Derek, was sent to jail for killing two African Americans. While in jail he gets a name for himself with a similar type of white gang. However, he g ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American History X

Owning American History X, I have watched it numerous times. One particular time I was learning about symbo ...

(4 pages) 1179 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry