The Hood Is A 1991 American Teen Hood Film Directed By John Singleton

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Boyz in the Hood is a 1991 American teen hood film written and directed by John Singleton, depicting life in South Central Los Angeles, California. It tells the story about three young African-American boys who grew up in a lower class neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles, where “one out of every twenty-one Black American males are murdered in their lifetime” and “most die by the hands of another Black male.” This statement says that an individual, especially in the African-American community, is more vulnerable to become a victim of gang affiliation or violence, and is most likely to make such bad decisions because of the circumstances they face and the neighborhood they grew up in. They are inevitably groomed to become gang members. Tre is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles, in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although both his father and girlfriend try to instills faith, proper values and respect in him, it all seems to fall on deaf ears. Tre 's friends Doughboy and Ricky don 't have the same kind of support and even with the evidence of increased tragic results, are still drawn into the neighborhood 's booming drug and gang business.
Singleton emphasizes his idea of choices, through the eyes of the characters in his movie. They are constantly forced to make the right decisions in their lives. An example of this can be seen in the scene, where Doughboy and Tre decides to take revenge on the local gang who killed Ricky. However, when time arrives to make the…
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