American History X Our Hero Term Paper

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12. Sweeney is Derek's teacher all across the movie and even a substitute for the father Derek lost. The transformation suffered by Derek from a narrow-minded skinhead to a thinker and a freedom fighter is impressive. Part of Derek's new concept of life if partly due to the skinhead faction because of their teachings and of their actions in prison. A main motive for Derek's change is the fact that he discovered the demurring nature of skinheads generally.

13. The movie evolves as Derek's character advances from one phase to another by becoming an ordinary citizen worrying for the good sake of his family. As he gets out of prison, Derek uses his fame to reach Cameron and to explain that he's out of the faction and that he's taking Danny with him. Even with Danny out of Cameron's plan and his improved life, Derek cannot escape the nightmare.

Danny goes to school to give Sweeney a paper on Derek's life instead of a previous paper on My Kampf by Adolf Hitler, he meets a gang of blacks from the local school in the bathroom. Having had a previous divergence with one of the boys, Danny gets…

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references whatsoever. The easier way of coping with the situation would leave Derek involved in drug trafficking and against all he previously stood for. This situation would have been less painful and even profitable, but in fact it would have killed the concept of freedom and of a free America.

10. Derek's decision allows him to still have respect for himself by not kneeling in front of all that was wrong. Because of previously being a good and devoted student to Cameron, Derek had also learned to keep his beliefs regardless to what the consequences might have been. Ironically, by keeping his head up, Derek wins his freedom inside prison by keeping his mind free from the corrupt system. As he wins Sweeney's trust to support him at the board committee meeting, Derek also has a material prize in the form of freedom.

11. Having become confident and independent, Derek proved a normal being's capabilities of metamorphosis and freeing himself of his own demons. The road back to his family is assured both by Sweeney's intervention and his own transformation. As he returns, Derek finds a disorganized family living in a small apartment and his brother Danny a true fan of Cameron's. Derek now has to deal with the reformation of his family's life habits by making his mother quit smoking, assuring a good education for both his brother and sister, and getting a job. Derek's worst greatest task is to convince Danny to leave Cameron and to forget all the racist propaganda he learned.

12. Sweeney is Derek's teacher all across the movie and even a substitute for the father Derek lost. The transformation suffered by Derek from a narrow-minded skinhead to a thinker and a freedom fighter is impressive. Part of Derek's new concept of life if partly due to the skinhead faction because of their teachings and of their actions in prison. A main motive for Derek's change is the fact that he discovered the demurring nature of skinheads generally.

13. The movie evolves as Derek's character advances from one phase to another by becoming an ordinary citizen worrying for the good sake of his family. As he gets out of prison, Derek uses his fame to reach Cameron and to explain that he's out of the faction and that he's taking Danny with him. Even with Danny out of Cameron's plan and his improved life, Derek cannot escape the nightmare.

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