The Importance Of Race In The Film 'Slumdog Millionaire'

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“If you can do nothing else, do whatever is in your power to make the people in your life feel completely unashamed of who they are” (Killermann). As times change and our society continues to evolve, the importance of human rights and acceptance are constantly emphasized. Through the movie, “Slumdog Millionaire” directed by Danny Boyle I learned about discrimination relating to social class. Additionally, in the song, “Small Town Boy” by Bronski Beat, I learned about how gay individuals may be judged by society. Through further analyzing and exploring these texts, I could seek real-life examples of how human rights can be violated. These texts prove that we must move away from the deep-rooted issue of discrimination and learn to accept, love, and celebrate our differences not only as individuals but as a society.
In Danny Boyle’s movie, “Slumdog Millionaire”, the use of pathos allows readers to understand how discrimination relating to social class is a real issue. The movie follows the life of a Muslim boy named Jamal, living in a Hindu environment. Jamal decides to participate in an Indian game show and has made it to the final round that could win himself one million dollars. As the audience settles down and the question is announced, the game show host turns to Jamal and says, “Do the right thing in approximately three minutes and you will be as famous as me. And as rich as me. Almost” (Boyle). Jamal who is someone that is not the wealthiest is hammered by the harsh

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