Boys N The Hood Analysis

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Nickishia Menardy The film Boys N’ the Hood, written and directed by John Singleton, was released in 1991. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the role of the protagonist, Tre Styles, as viewer watch his coming of age. Unlike most films, this was not a typically coming of age story. In the first scenes we see as Tre’s mother, portrayed by actress Angela Bassett, struggles to keep Tre out of trouble while juggling her school and work load. After Tre fails to keep his end the promise to his mother, to be on his best behavior, he is sent to live with his father, Furious, in South Central Los Angeles. The moment Tre’s foot hits the sidewalk of his newly permanent Crenshaw neighborhood, he is exposed to an entirely different atmosphere.
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In several scenes, viewers see women disrespected and a low regard for sexual health. All throughout the film, we constantly see women referred to as “bitches”. Doughboy uses that language multiple times and this shows his complete lack of respect for women. We also see in the welcome home barbecue scene, Ricky’s mother tells him that to make sure that his girlfriend is on birth control. I felt that this gave wrong message to Ricky, and the impression that the responsibility of not getting pregnant sole falls on women. As usual, Furious becomes that voice of sense when he tells Tre to always wear a condom even if the girl he is being intimate with says that she is on birth …show more content…
Unlike many films, that try to embody a similar setting, Boys in the Hood, doesn’t seem to over exaggerate the conditions of that environment. That can be credited to the fact that the writer and director is a native to that specific area. The film does not give me the implication that they formed the scenery based of preconceived ideas about Crenshaw. While stay true to the environment the movie is not afraid to incorporate the issues facing poor Black communities, on a realistic scale, whether they are good or

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