The Working Class in This Is England and Manchester by the Sea | Essay

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The Working Class in This Is England and Manchester by the Sea | Essay

Dette essayet skrevet i Engelsk fellesfag undersøker hvordan arbeiderklassen fremstilles i de to filmene "This Is England" og "Manchester by the Sea". Handlingen i filmene foregår i England og USA og utspiller seg i to ulike århundre. I essayet sammenlignes filmene i sammenheng med arbeiderklassen i de to landene og det ses nærmere på hvordan filmene presenterer temaet på ulike måter.

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The incredible movie This is England is a British movie from the year 2006. The plot takes place in England in the early eighties during the rule of Margarethe Thatcher. The film follows 12-year-old Shaun as he wanders alone and lost during his school holiday, and it´s mainly through the working class's view. The country is awash of different sub-cultures and different youth cultures. But as Shaun meets Woody and his fun skinhead pack his life takes a dramatic turn. The life he used to know: the bullying and picking fights has now been switched out with girls, parties, Doc boots, Ben Sherman shirts, and shaven hairstyles.

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A rather more modern film that focuses on the same issue as This is England is the heartbreaking Manchester by the sea. In this film, we are introduced to Lee Chandler, a working class man working as a handyman in Boston for an apartment complex. One afternoon Lee gets a phone call which immediately draws him back to his hometown. Lee now has to care for his nephew Patrick, as his brother´s heart suddenly stops beating. Returning to his old hometown, Lee struggles with bad memories and face some hard challenges as he unexpected becomes the legal guardian of Patrick.

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What these two movies: Manchester by the sea and This is England have in common is that they both raise awareness on the issue of class. This can be seen through many of the characters in the films, particularly in Manchester by the sea. In this film by Kenneth Longegan we find us self-wrapped in many of the financial problems Lee struggles with. He works on bad terms without a legal permission as a handyman for an apartment complex, and it is noticeable by his occupation that he belongs to the working class... Kjøp tilgang for å lese mer

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