Freedom Writers Critique Essay

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The Freedom Writers Freedom Writers was released in 2007 on January 7. It was based on the book the Freedom Writer's Diary by Erin Gruwell, who wrote the story based on a school name Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Eastside Long Beach, California. This film tells a story about Erin Gruwell, who is a young teacher who just started her job as a freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School. She is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino and Asian gang members who had excessive hate for the new teacher, Erin Gruwell. The most significant themes in The Freedom Writers is tolerance, journal writing/empowerment, determination and last but not least is freedom. Erin Gruwell, the teacher starts on …show more content…
In this case the students in Ms. Gruwell’s class had no respect or knowledge of the different tragedies and stories their classmates had experienced. Gruwell’s students hated one another for no reason other than they thought they were supposed to because of gang memories. Gruwell tolerated the disrespect and mischievous treatment by the students, and she did it for one reason, which was to make her students better people and to show them how life can be better and how certain situations could be handled differently. The teacher taught them that they had more in common than they thought. Everyone in class had lost a friend or loved one dealing with violence. Some had been abused and molested in the days, but most of them were actually victims of substance abuse. They were all connected in one way or another. With that Ms. Gruwell got the students talking more to each other and not only tolerating, but also accepting one another for who they are and where they came from.
Freedom is the right to do, act, say, or think whatever one desires. The problem with the students in this movie is that they did not feel free. They did not feel free to express themselves verbally or emotionally. In the movie latina student Eva Benitez expresses the lack of freedom she feels just walking through her neighborhood. She says “ I saw a white come break into my house and

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