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The Movie Freedom Writers Analysis

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Jennifer Suarez

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The movie Freedom writers is an impactful movie. Not only does it show moments of doubts, it shows moments of courage. All of the students were challenged in a way to change themselves. Mrs. G the teacher really taught them a reason to promote change for themselves. Despite different ethnic backrounds and differences amongst the students they all became one in the end which are the freedom writers...

All of the students each had a different backround and story. Everyone had a main click, the latinos with the latinos..the African Americans with African Americans and the Kamobodians with the Kambodians. You also can't forget the one caucasian in the class as well. Each group had to represent their own territory and had to fight for something to keep what they wanted as it's "own". All of the students individually had something unique about their lives to share but no one ever knew. They all felt as if they were strangers trapped in this box of a room for hours listening to some "white woman" talk. Little did they know that she was the one who was going to have the greatest effect on them all.

In the actual class the students were reading below level books just because the rate of all of them succeeding throughout the whole year was very low. Mrs G changed that and started bringing in books for them to read like "Anne Frank". Mrs. G really used the holocaust as an examples on how everything and everyone is different in life but there's always one simlarity amognst everyone. In the book they read about the holocaust and all of the history about how the Jews were mistreated. She then relates to the students lives. Everyone has their own lives and differences but they share one similarity. That one similarity is the are all struggling and striving for that one power.

As the story soon progresses Mrs. G gives them opprutnties to express who they are. First she plays the line game. The line game is simulated the similarites the students have amongst eachother. Every time she states something and it has affected them they have to cross over the line. They soon realize that they are all alike in one way or another. The second activity she did was she bought journals for everyone. Each day they had to write something in the journals and it could be about anything. She didn't have to read anyones story unless they put it in the cabinet in which she locked every night after school. Once she saw the students putting all of the books in there she realized it was time to really learn about them. She read the stories one by one and saw the common interest in all of them. The students learned how to open up and express themselves to push them to the next level.

At the end of the movie, all of the students wrote about their stories and printed them out to give



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