Essay about Analysis of Mississippi Burning

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Analysis and interpret of Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning is a film based on the real life murders on three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. The title Mississippi Burning refers to the burning of crosses and buildings. The “Burning” could also be the two agents who create a spark, which sets the city in flames. The movie takes place in a small town in Mississippi. It is in a small community, where everybody knows each other. It is in the Southern states of America in which there was a lot of racial segregation. The main conflict in this movie is that the blacks are suppressed and are treated very badly.
The theme in the movie is mainly justice. Mississippi Burning takes place in the 60s and there was a great lack of
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They kidnap the mayor and he tells everything about the killings. Though the agents cannot use this in court, it helps them move forward in the investigation. They con the KKK and after that, a member, Lester Cowens, talks. With evidence admissible in court, the FBI agents prosecute the criminals and they charge them with civil rights violence. Most of the criminals are found guilty and receives sentences from three to ten years. The sheriff is acquitted and the mayor hangs himself. The last scene sums up the movie. Blacks and whites sing together at a Sunday morning service.
The atmosphere changes throughout the movie, because the blacks get more rights, but it is very pressed and the movie shows how hard it was for black people to live a normal life. It also shows the relationship between the white and black inhabitants, which is almost non-existing, because the racism creates fear amongst the blacks. The racial conflict escalates when the FBI agents come to town. It turns into a conflict of getting justice instead of just the lack of justice.
It is seen from a white man’s point of view. The narrator is an omniscient third person, because we see scenes from inside the KKK and follows the agents. The narrator has sympathy for the black people, which can be seen in the way he manufactures the members of the Ku Klux Klan; like bad and heartless people. It can also be seen in the message of

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