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Hoop Dreams Paper
The movie Hoop Dreams shows you the difficulties and obstacles that come in the way of dreams. Although it’s said that if you believe in a dream long enough it will come true, but in Hoop Dreams you are shown the harsh realities of the falseness of that statement. Then that the reality of a dream not coming true hits you like a brick wall. This movie shows the conflict perspective view showing how sports can be harmful because they make you believe that if you have a talent it makes you believe your going to be productive in that sport and most of the time it is does not come true.
Many obstacles get in the way of the road to dreams. Being poor and living in the ghetto makes things that much harder. Pregnancies also
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Especially Arthur’s when he’s taken off federal support after his 18th birthday, but she still managed to get through it. With each William and Arthur’s father’s gone for some amount of time, the family has tougher living conditions to go through. And without having your father around, leaves a big void in your life. With William and Arthur receiving more support from their families to fulfill their dreams, gave them a sort of false hope that many dreams come true and things good will happen. With no support from his family, he only has his own support and hopes to get his dreams to come true.

The last part is the dreams themselves. All families had limited dreams because of one thing or another William and Arthur needed more talent to be good enough to make it the NBA. Both of them had the same attitude towards the dreams, “No matter what this dream is going to come true.” The Worst part of it is that both of them let the dreams take over their lives. The harshest reality of all is that neither of their dreams come true. Each one of them had the chance to have their dreams come true, William and Arthur had enough talent to make it to the NBA. The last deciding factor in making difference in dreams, and it’s a normal everyday dream. William’s and Arthur’s dreams were immature and not very thoughtful. They both wanted to be in the NBA, and that was all they

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