Freedom Writers Analysis Paper

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Freedom Writers Analysis
Over the years, I had heard many positive things said about this movie, but yet I had never taken the time to rent the movie and watch it myself. That is why I am so glad that this movie was our assignment. Freedom writers far exceeded my expectations. It truly was touching to see an adaptation of real live stories come to play. Watching a young woman, a teacher, who was completely out of her element and her comfort zone, grow to actually take an interest in these kids that society gave up on, was truly inspiring to me.
Something that stood out to me in this movie was the recurring theme of racial tension. There was a constant recurrence of these people vs. these people. In the beginning of the film, the
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She gets very excited over the idea of being able to take advantage of such great resources, but Ms. Campbell consistently shuts her down and makes it known that she doesn’t believe Mrs. Gruwell’s students are even worthy of taking advantage of such fine materials. The exchange between the two women becomes heated, and the end result is Mrs. Gruwell apologizing for “overstepping her boundaries” but that apology is only to suffice Ms. Campbell. It’s later shown that Erin goes up the educational hierarchy and approaches the man that started the Integration Initiative. Erin slightly offends Dr. Carl Cohn when she states that although his concept and intention of the Integration Program was admirable; his program is failing because these students are unable to connect and disregard the racial and social tension that exists between them. Dr. Carl Cohn realizes Erin’s intentions are good and decides to lend Erin all the support she needs.
After learning what Erin Gruwell has done, Ms. Campbell becomes very upset but is unable to really doing anything about it. With Mrs. Gruwell’s endless dedication to her students, she sacrifices her personal time by getting two jobs, as a saleswoman for a lingerie department and as a check-in lobby consultant at the Marriot Hotel. In addition, her marriage becomes intensely strained. Yet, despite all the resistance and obstacles she faces; she is determined

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