Essay about Boyz N Da Hood

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This popular film 'Boyz N the Hood', which was nominated for both best director and original screenplay takes place in South Central Los Angeles, California. Before the opening seen of the movie there are two messages that come across the screen about violence in South Central, LA. The one message states that one out of every twenty one black American males will be murdered in their lifetime. The other message says that most will die at the hands of another black male. The plot of the movie is based about a young male named Tre' who was sent to live with his father in South Central to learn discipline and life lessons. Before moving in with his father Tre' was following the path of a criminal lifestyle. Tre' then learns from his father…show more content…
As the movie starts, it talks about two statistics that I found extremely interesting. The first statistic that was put up on screen said one out of every twenty one black American males will be murdered in their lifetime. The next statistic said that most will die at the hands of another black man. At the beginning of the movie it starts off with a little young boy named Tre’ that lived with his mother. After starting a fight in school, his mom had enough of his actions and Tre’ voided his contract with him mom saying he wouldn’t get into any more fights. His mom sent Tre’ to live with his father in South Central. Upon arriving at his house he quickly learns the ropes of his father’s way of handling things. Tre’ was not there for five minutes and his father had him raking up the leaves in the front yard. Later on that night his father fills him in on the other rules of the house. This showed me that there was a good discipline in the house. That type of discipline helped Tre’ out in the long run and changed his life for the better. The theory that I think really explains this movie is the routine activities theory. This theory talks about three requirements, the first being a suitable target, the second is absences of capable guardians, and the final being motivated offenders. Growing up Tre’ lived in a neighborhood where suitable targets

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