Essay on Sociological Concept of Crash

1145 Words Dec 4th, 2009 5 Pages
The Sociological Concept of Crash Sociology is the systemic study of human society and social interaction. Sociologists study human societies and their social interactions in order to develop theories of how human behavior is shaped by group life and how, in turn, group life is affected by individuals (Kendall, 4). The movie Crash (Haggis, 2005), is full of many sociological issues, such as race, social class, and gender. Crash makes you see how group life is affected by individuals and how human behavior is shaped by group life. The main issue throughout the movie is racism and the perspectives on different cultures. The movie is set in Los Angeles, a city with a cultural mix of every nationality. The movie starts out at …show more content…
This scene is depicting the type of social conditions that America has after 9/11. It is a misconception that all Middle Eastern people are possible terrorists. Later on the movie, the Persian store owner needs his locks changed and shows hatred towards the Mexican locksmith because he was unable to fix the door. He makes the same type of negative and racists comments toward the locksmith just as they were made towards him at the gun store. The Persian store owner ends up getting broken in on. He believes that the locksmith did it. Towards the end of the movie, the store owner wants to confront the locksmith. He sits in his car outside the locksmith’s home debating what to do. He is experiencing conflict between id and superego. He chooses to confront the locksmith and shot at him. To much surprise, the gun had a blank shot in it. This movie continues to show all different types of racism. In one scene, two black men were walking down the street complaining of how everyone is so racist. The district attorney, Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser), and his wife, Jean Cabot (Sandra Bullock), were walking down the street. She was holding his arm and started to hold him closer because she was cold. The two black men saw her and assumed that she was scared as they walked by them. Later on, the two black men steel a SUV at gun point. The passengers of the SUV just happen to
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