Historical, Social and Political Issues in the movie FREEDOM WRITERS
The thorough presentation of a well researched context in the film provided the environment for priming the viewers on the concept of belonging which was highlighted in the film. This grounded the film and prepared the viewers...
Comparing Freedom Writers and The Outsiders
Taking place in Long Beach California, Richard Lagravense directed an amazing movie titled “Freedom Writers.” Freedom Writers came out in 2007 and has inspired many teenagers all over the world. Not only do I consider this to be one of my favorite movies...
socio-political power relations rather than individuals, classroom teachers must shoulder the responsibility for making education caring for urban youth. Freedom Writers (2007), a film released in 2007, addresses the complex challenges that inner-city teachers face by acting the special pedagogy of one teacher,...
information and entertainment outlet, also helps to illuminate the different classifications of people such as race, class, and gender. The movie Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese in 2007, is a great example of a movie that is filled to the brim with insight and different perceptions of these...
on the Freedom Writers Diary
Ten years ago, The Freedom Writers Diary was published and soon became an international sensation. Today, more than one million people have read it, and they have even made it a motion picture starring Hilary Swank. As the freedom writers...
The Freedom to Be
Just a class of rejects, often referred to as the “forgotten”, were sought to be going no where by the education system. These rejects lived a life of fear, always knowing their lives could be taken at any moment. Till one day a young woman, Erin Gruwell, stepped into their lives...
Church mandated oppression, toward an era of rational human discourse, freedom of religion, liberty, scientific advancement, and modernity.
Political Achievements of the Enlightenment: French historian and political writer, Alexis de Tocqueville, called attention to the significance of constitutional...
*Struggle in* Teen Lives
After reviewing the film “Freedom Writers” directed by Richard LaGravenese and based on a true story written by Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers, I experienced the impact of the story line behind the film and it was remarkably well put together. The director, Richard LaGravenese...
Maya Angelou. The free bird makes a good comparison with a caged bird, talking about how the caged bird is trapped, and the free bird claiming its freedom. The caged bird seems to represents the black community, and the free bird represents the white community. My reading from the title alone portrays...
A revolution begins when someone has a demand for reform with they’re country. Writers from the Enlightenment were usually arguing with the social, political and economic ways in their country. Quite a few of them wrote of better ways to solve these grievances. Many people across the world were fed up...
Task 1: The Narrative Elements
Erin Gruwell- Erin Gruwell was a young English teacher in a school in Long Beach, California she is a passionate teacher who gives up at nothing to help and teach her students
Eva and Sindy – They both hate each other as they come from...
because of: Civil War; urbanization and industrialization; immigration (Irish, German); as a reaction to Romanticism; The emerging Middle Class. Writers: Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Henry James, Edgar Lee Masters.
Henry James – international theme – novel explores differences and similarities...
had not experienced in more rural environments. Women were open to take on jobs that were not available to them when they lived on farms. Feminist writers played large roles in raising awareness over feminist issues. Many factors came together to invite feminist feelings and movements that may not have...
provide opportunities for them to contribute to the welfare of society.” Furthermore, the eighth principal also expresses themes of equality and freedom. It says, “Power and access to power should be spread equitably throughout the system.” All in all, I believe it is only through a free market economy...
the public that prayer, itself, is absolutely banned in schools is false, and the laws set in place concerning the issue actually protect religious freedom.
Most people would refer to the Abington School District v. Schlepp& Engel v. Vitale cases as to when the Supreme Court “took prayer and bible studies...
symbolic representation 3) symbolic representation:
1. snow – innocence (Snow Falling on Cedars)
2. forest, sea – independence, freedom (The Awakening, Scarlet Letter, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
– symbol – separate pictures, images, characters in the story – at least 2 levels...
An Hour of Freedom, An Eternity of Oppression
Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" illustrates a woman's ironic reaction to the death of her husband. This piece of literature is the story of an hour of Mrs. Mallard’s different and troublesome emotions after her husband’s death, which further explains...
A BRIEF SUMMARY OF FREEDOM WRITERS
Freedom Writers is set in the 1990s and tells the story of a novice teacher’s
interactions with a group of students in a Long Beach high school two years following the
Los Angeles Riots. The film is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diaries: How a
• What is Freedom?
• How do you exercise freedom
outside your line of duty?
• How were you disciplined as a child?
• How do you see yourself
ten more years from now?
• What is the opposite of freedom?
Matt Timothy Dizon RN
Technical Writer Jim Lemuel Ventanilla
Freedom Writers Influential Moments
“Racial discrimination is similar to a deprived child who grew up wanting someone to offend.”- E. Shohat. Set in California, Freedom Writers locates this bad stereotype of people in the interior of the racial community fit in to a nasty corruption...
anyone been gunned down but the police complaints,
threats and hounding are ominous. The two recent incidents
remind us, yet again, that the right to freedom of expression in
India remains at best ambivalent and at worst a bracketed,
highly restricted one. As a result, whether it is “citizens” who take
The movie “The Freedom Writers” is based on the true story of Erin Gruwell’s English classes at Wilson High, an integrated school with students of all racial and cultural backgrounds. As a new teacher she is given the lowest achieving students. For safety and belonging most of these students belong to...
part of the dominant discourse reflecting and at the same time affecting society (Farhi, 1999). The mythical portrayal of the good teacher in Freedom Writers supports the idea that urban schools are in need of a “good teacher” (who is portrayed as being perfect) to save the unruly children in this locale...
have their distinctive voices to express their viewpoints on the evil of slavery, the destiny of black slaves and their own pathways to the world of freedom.
Robert E. Lee – the Confederate General in the American Civil War - once said, “There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not...
individuals not subject to scientific rules.
The influence of the French Revolution
The French Revolution played a huge role in influencing Romantic writers. As the Revolution began to play out, the absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in only three years. This resulted in a complete...
On Freedom of Divorce as Reflected in Jane Eyre
Abstract: Divorce, which is commonly seen in most countries nowadays, is prohibited in Christianity some other religions and civilizations, and this is why Jane and Rochester fail to get married for the first...
Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America
Professor Jeremy Pilarski
April 7, 2014
The following report focuses on the literary work by author Frye Gaillard titled Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the...
that person is. Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry are two such people. These great men are among the writers who shaped the America of today, which is a long-standing symbol of democracy and freedom.
Jefferson has created a long standing impression on the world and molded the America of today. Upon...
"On his Blindness" by John Milton
John Milton was a great writer and one of the few who was recognized in his own time. He was born in London in 1608 to a wealthy family. Milton was an intelligent youth and went to Cambridge University when he was seventeen. In his college years he wrote...
these things. This concept is evident in the biographical novel, Romulus, My Father (RMF), by Raimond Gaita (1998), as well as the film text, The Freedom Writers (TFW), directed by Richard LaGravenese. These texts both present the idea that the understanding associated with one’s heritage facilitates connection...
a means of achieving self-realization and therefore, liberation.
Paulo Coelho’s Spiritual Journey
At a young age, Coelho dreamed of becoming a writer but was pressured by his strict Jesuit schooling and his parents to give up on his dream. According to his parents, writing would get him nowhere in...
instability. Skrzynecki uses similes such as homing pigeon and birds of passage to explain the constant change, ‘we lived like birds of passage’.
Freedom Writers, a film directed by Richard LaGravenese (based on a true story) is about a young teacher named Erin Gruwell played by actress Hilary Swank who...
Here It Matters
In Long Beach, California, a war is raging. You can’t always see it, but its soldiers know it’s there. You need to go and watch “Freedom Writers” right this instant. In this heartwarming movie, Hillary Swank plays quirky school teacher Erin Gruwell who, alongside her unsupportive husband...
nothing better to do than to go around aimlessly shooting at each other, however this is not the case. The reason for gangs is protection. The movie Freedom Fighters, which was based on a true story of Long Beach high school students, is a great example to use because it explained the concept of gangs perfectly...
Colonists - building communities
revolutionaries - a new government
• Writers recorded and interpreted the experiences of these ordinary people imagining and created and new country and unique way of life
The Meeting of Two Worlds
• The earliest American writers concentrated...
‘Richard La Gravense’s’ movie ‘Freedom Writer’ is based on a true story of a teacher and one hundred and fifty students of Woodro Wilson High School. This story is taken by the Eva’s diary, a true story of a girl, who suffers a lot in her life because of the racial riot. In the movie all the students...
Interpretive Analysis or Freedom Writers
Name: Kyle Zuniga
Course Instructor: Carmencita Romero
University of Belize
Freedom Writers is an inspirational American film produced in 2007 about a young and idealistic, untrained high school teacher, Erin Gruwell, who went...
Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King made it very clear as he frequently translated some variation of logic or reasoning through out his speech, as the writer or author of the speech he show a lot of credibility and trustworthiness, and also a variation of emotional appeal about what he was saying in his...
change. The three texts Sally Morgan’s Autobiography My Place (1987), Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken (1915) and Richard LaGravene’s film Freedom Writers have the same thing in common; they all take a journey both of the mind and spirit and reveals the importance of self-reflection and time. Each...
the ideology of liberalism, which is a political ideology that is against any system that threatens the freedom of the individual, specifically the importance of human individuality and the freedom of humanity from attachment to another group. The big picture is that the ideology of liberalism was one...
Hillary Rodham Clinton, we find a lot of points made in terms of internet freedom by the use of her power position. After she made her speech to the audience in George Washington University there were authors, professors, writers, and research study groups who wrote on behave of the arguments she made...
to determine who you will be[very interesting]. My American dream can be found in these three writers, each of them felt something was important and needed to be shared with the world. Each of these writers contributes to the whole yet each of them shares one thing in common a choice. That’s what the...
Gang violence in Los Angeles was at its prime in 1992 right after the infamous Rodney King incident and Los Angeles riots that locked down the city for three days. (Rodney King and the Los Angeles Riots, http://www.citivu.com/ktla/sc-ch1.html) Teenagers in the rough neighborhoods...
Film Application Paper
The Freedom Writers
Film Application Paper: The Freedom Writers
In the case of the Freedom Writers, the teacher was the Practitioner and the students were the team. When she first came...
The Freedom Writers were a group of kids from Wilson High School in Long Beach, California helped change the world around them for the better. Do not think that these kids didn’t have help from anyone because, they did. The help they got the most was from a couple of very caring individuals...
specific theme. Theme is the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.The most significant theme in The Freedom Writers Diary is tolerance. Tolerance is defined as the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior...
Freedom Writers is a drama based on the book “The freedom writers’ diary” by Erin Gruwell and her students at the Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in California. The book is an agglomeration of the writings of these students, inspired by their teacher, to write about the experiences...
censoring material considered offensive (1). However, Filomena Cutugno, writer of “Censorship of the Internet: The Job of Parents, Not Government,” argues that the suppression of ideas, specifically by censorship, violates the freedom of expression that the First Amendment supposedly protects (1). Her understanding...
Kierkegaard, Jaspers, Heidegger and Sartre would agree that a chair does not exist. These writers have widely differing outlooks, although they share certain general themes which have come to form the philosophical attitude known as existentialism. Since existentialism is a tendency or attitude, rather...
“Freedom Writers: The Unwinnable War”
Thesis Statement: History is a natural tension between tradition and innovation. Only by knowing our limits can we transcend them.
Despite being less violently shocking than the other scenes in the film, the scene that stood out so dramatically in my mind was...
Freedom Writers Diary Movie Questions
1. Eva’s view of herself and her people is that their nationality is competing with other races because of the discrimination. When Eva is a child, she is taught by her father that she has to fight for her people. “An Aztec princess is chosen for her blood, to fight...
Education: King's College London (1962–1966), University of South Africa (1954), St. Martin's School
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, More
Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an...
with an important message. Explain what the reader is to learn and analyse and how the writer achieves his purpose.
A short story that warns us about the disparaging effect the future will have on us is the writer tries to create is a dull and disheartening one. He tells us about the streets being “silent...
but the salve holder and Americans denying these basic freedoms that all men have tilted too. These men dishonor the memory of the founding father that bravely fought for the freedom and yet the former salve understood importance of this freedom so much that he seems almost in shock how average Americans...
determines the quality and level of freedom in life.Together with W. E. B. Du Bois’s theory of double-consciousness, a few other literary works by writers of the Harlem Renaissance have been considered in order to further support my arguments. I link these other writers’ perspectives to Quicksand and to...
signing a controversial plea for clemency in which he renounced revolutionary activities. Travelling widely, Savarkar became a forceful orator and writer, advocating Hindu political and social unity. Serving as the president of the Hindu Mahasabha, Savarkar endorsed the ideal of Hindus as a distinct...
Homework: Writing a definition essay
Definition of freedom
The word “freedom” is a very serious word that most of the people living on the earth always want and need in their living. They cannot live without freedom. The word “freedom” is defined many differences definition depending on their...
Freedom and Its Relation to Enslavement
Writer Orlando Patterson describes how the concept of freedom developed in his essay titled The Ancient and Medieval Origins of Modern Freedom. He breaks down the idea of freedom into three parts and claims that freedom “has always been a tripartite complex of...
November 17, 2009
The Politics of Free Speech on College Campuses
The freedom of speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, has been the focus of debate at institutions of higher learning since their...
Possible answers for Six Step Analysis of Freedom Writers exposed
1. List all the different examples of belonging evident in the text:
The students are clearly identified as belonging to an ethnic group, based on colour, race and ethnicity, e.g. the Cambodians, the Latinos, the African Americans...