Analysis Of Freedom Writers

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Transforming a true story into a movie is one of large difficulty. The effort to keep the story true to what happened, but keep an audience interested is a hard task. However, this was not the case with the Freedom Writers. The movie was directed by Richard LaGravenese with a starring cast; Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, April L. Hernandez, and Hunter Parrish (“Freedom Writers”). Freedom Writers begins with a teacher starting her first year of teaching at a school with students involved in gang violence and living in low-income households. The movie continues from there with a select class that she teaches and how she gets through to them, along with how they begin to open up. Freedom Writers is a powerful story with the intention of showing the importance of giving students an equal chance no matter where they come from, and important life skills can be learned from that knowledge. Mrs. Gruwell, the teacher, struggles in the beginning to relate to the students and show them that coming to school can be worth something to them. She is eventually able to find ways to have the students see she is there to help them. Gruwell even buys them new books, which none of the students in the class were used to. She is able to grow and continue to get her students to open up. The use of a game helped show the students they are more alike than they previously thought. The game led to her giving them diaries to write their stories and if they wanted to share them with her; they could
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