American History X

Derek quickly gets incarcerated after, killing two black men trying to steal his truck. They Story then progresses with Danny whose now a high school student following in his brothers footsteps. While Derek is incarcerated, he makes friends with his African American cellmate named Lament. This newly formed friendship causes him to question his views. When Derek is released from prison he becomes instantly worried about Danny following in his path. He reaches out to an old teacher of his, Mr..

Sweeney, who is currently Dandy’s teacher. Sweeney tells Derek he is worried about Danny becoming close with Cameron Alexander. Derek quickly tryst to intervene, warning Danny of Alexander real intentions and the repercussions of living that lifestyle. By this point it’s too late and although Trek’s current intentions are whole hearted, his past ones haunt him. Danny ends up being gunned down by a black gang member in the school bathroom. American history X is a dark ram, which passes along the strong message of equality.

Agile McGregor, “Grounding the Counterfeit: David Greenberg and the Demystification of Horror. ” Agile McGregor uses theories of her own as well as famous psychologist’s to prove that we shouldn’t be critical of certain genres or artists because of cultural background. Here she uses Fraud’s Dictum “that no dream, no matter how conventional its symbolism or transparent its strategies, can be explicated with out taking into account the life history of the dreamer. 47) This essentially means we shouldn’t be critical of someone’s work because of where the come from because we haven t walked in their shoes. ” Before we can reach an adequate understanding of Greenberg, then, what we need to do is to read him against their, And within his, cultural context”(47). McGregor finds that critics are often too critical of sticking to certain cultural stereotypes in regards to genre and other aspects, when if you look a little bit closer and disassociate them from their background you find that’s not the case.

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