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Racism is a common theme in literature. In selecting the text Falling (novel) :- Anne Provoost, American History X (film) directed by Tony Kayo, Schindler's list (film) :-Steven Spielberg, The hills (short story):-Patricia Grace and The Wind Talker (film):- John Woo. I am aware that the texts I have used in my investigation represent the racism in society and show how it is affecting our community.How does racism affect the characters in each text? In Falling Lucas becomes more racist towards Arabs and also loses respect for his mother and Caitlin. He grows internal anger toward his mother because she didn?t told him what his grandfather did. Benoit manipulates Lucas against different ra ...view middle of the document...

In The Hills racism ruins the young boys life who feels raped by the police when he is anally searched just because he is black. It makes him ashamed of his identity and also makes him scared that this kind of thing would happened to him again. Racism makes him a really angry person and also this anger can be taken out on other people.What are the causes of racism in the text studied? In Falling The main cause of racism in this text is when people like Benoit manipulate young men?s like Lucas against different cultures by telling him that ?sometime killing is necessary to preserve purity. Refusing to do that threatens the future of the species? he also told Lucas that ?just as a man has to be able to save life, he must be capable of taking a life. The other reason of racism in the text are the Arab immigrants who come here to work and commit crime. Lucas also gets involved in a fight with an Arab just because he had a gun in his pocket and had short hair. People who become their victim turns racist.In American History X the main reason why Derek became a Neo Nazi was because his dad died putting out fire in a black neighborhood and a black guy shot him. Derek tries to get his anger out in a form of racism against every other race. Derek was also manipulated by Cameron, who sparked the anger hidden within Derek. He was the root to all racist hate crimes in town. The other thing that caused racism was the fear of losing one's job or culture. Which is shown in both Falling and American History X In Schindler's list the main cause is again the manipulation by Hitler toward Jews Business men saying ?they were going to take over the world and no one will have jobs?. Again the fear of having no jobs leads to incre...


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