American History X

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Filmanalyse: American History X

Oppgaven omhandler filmen "American History X". Den inneholder et resume av filmen og kommer inn på generelle forhold som vedrører filmen.


Presentation of the director and actors
General Questions on racism and oppression
What is oppression
How is racism, sexism, homophobia etc defined?
Can blacks be racists, women be sexists etc.?
How does racism manifest itself?
What is internalised racism?
How do we become racists


List of sources



We have chosen to write about the movie “American History X” because it gives an interesting description of life in a poor society in USA. It shows generally that poverty leads to jealousy, and therefore scapegoats are needed. The interesting thing about this story is that it is white people that chose the black as scapegoats and not the other way around. Usually in American movies it's about black people who feel threatened by the “white man” because society in USA still offers the white people a better chance than the black people. Even though slavery has been terminated, and the black people have got their civil rights established to function on a line with the white people, you cannot change the mentality of the rich white population, which infects the rest of the white populace. Racism exits in every part of the world, even in our little country. The most extreme historical racist-holocaust was seen in Germany during the World War II where they were hunting the Jews and pronouncing themselves superior simply because of their race. The people in the movie also worship the nazi symbols used in World War II and many of them are tattooed with such symbols. The movie is also about letting your own sense rule and not giving in to the holocaust, but letting your own mind speak itself. Not giving in to propaganda and also about caring for those that you love. What we wish to find out is why this is allowed to happen, how come no one interfere? The general thought is that poverty creates jealousy, which leads to racism, but it is too easy just to blame poverty. None of the Germans where nazis in the 1930's but suddenly Hitler arose and they where suddenly all nazis. A culture, that preaches the strong and superior (they were hunting... Kjøp tilgang for å lese mer

American History X

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  • 15.03.2011
    Skrevet av Elev på Vg2
    Sykt bra tekst eneste og klage på er at Nazisme er skrevet med liten n, og at den er skrevet for "we" istedenfor "I" Men SUPER bra tekst, virkelig "hardt" materiale, begynte nesten å få tårer bare av teksten!
  • 14.03.2011
    Skrevet av Student på 5. år
    Veldig bra analyse!! som kan sammenlignes med den verden vi bor i dag!
  • 02.03.2015
    Skrevet av Elev på Vg3
    Engelskbruken i denne analysen burde virkelig sjekkes et par ganger til.