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    Transformation is the first step in accepting one’s true potential. In Finding Forrester, Jamal, a talented high schooler, meets William Forrester, a hermit author. At first they seem to be two sides of the same coin, but as conflict occurs they rise above their fears and grow for the better. In chaotic confrontations, people’s faults become apparent, and they transform into who they really are. During confrontation, people realize their transformation into who they really are. Professor Crawford, the antagonist who could make or break Jamal’s future targets a student, and Jamal steps in to help him. Not only does Jamal confront and embarrass Crawford, but also beats him at his own game. Crawford wants to punish Jamal by making him read…

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    American film director, screen writer, painter, photographer, musician and author. He directed the film called “Finding Forrester” in the year…

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    quote, or have at least heard of it. Most of them even agree wholeheartedly with it. Why is it then, that we still feel the need to fit in? When watching Finding Forrester, the theme of struggling to fit in and the reality of how hard it can be when you stand out, become the most apparent to me. In the beginning of Finding Forrester, Jamal Wallace does his best to fit in with his group of friends in the Bronx by maintaining a solid “C” average in school. His test scores, however, end up making…

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    from William Forrester in the movie, Finding Forrester. The quote is saying that one does not conquer their dreams without courage. Finding Forrester is set in the busy city of New York. Here lives the teenage boy, Jamal Wallace, and an unlikely mentor named William Forrester. As a dare, Jamal breaks into Forrester’s apartment, and accidentally leaves his backpack there. When Jamal goes back to retrieve it the next day, the writings in his bag have been revised. This sets up the relationship…

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    How is it that people can look around at other individuals and watch them transform right in front of their eyes? In the movie Finding Forrester people are able to watch many characters transform just due to the human beings around them. Jamal has a strong passion for writing but, is always looking for help to improve. William is a writer who has shut himself away from society. These two happen to have a truly unique meeting, Jamal breaks into William's apartment due to a dare, from this point…

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    Change is inevitable. Change is also necessary for people to develop. “Finding Forrester” has many examples change. A black teenager named Jamal, who is a literary enthusiast, hides his intelligence and; appear to be an average kid in high school. Jamal's friends however, are a diffrent story. Not only are they the stereotypical teenagers who cause trouble but they also try to bring Jamal down to their level. They dare Jamal to rob an apartment. Jamal, going against his beliefs, breaks into the…

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    the possibilities to enhance his education. Jamal seemed to be like an average student who does just enough to get by, but not enough to stand out, but then his test scores came in, and Jamal's were outstanding. Jamal showing his true potential gives himself the opportunity to go to a private school in Manhattan to enhance himself to show his true potential and become the best version of himself. Then meeting William Forrester, Jamal is able to transform his writing to be exemplary. Change, from…

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    Nowadays media can portray any message to our daily life or any challenges we’re facing. Some can portray the message as motivation, and others can open our eyes to reality or even life. Regardless, media will always portray the message that has a connection to your life. In this class we got the opportunity to analyze” Finding Forrester, School Ties, and 3 Miles” and in all these of these movies, they all share a message about meritocracy. Meritocracy refers to a “social system in which…

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    In the novel Slam, Slam lived in the hood. Slam had been very talented at basketball but not so much at school. In the book the kids called the main character Slam. Slams real name is Greg Harris. In the movie Finding Forrester, Jamal Wallace was a good kid. Jamal did great in school and both on the court. There are many differences and similarities in both the novel Slam and the movie Finding forrester. In the book Slam, Greg harris went to Carver school. Then, Slam had to move schools not…

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    never easy and for Jamal a kind from the Bronx who was incredibly intelligent on and off the court , he could never decide which way to go. From the beginning Jamal made a connection through his writing as he and Forrester a older gentlemen who sat all day in his apartment watching the boys play basketball and bird watching crossed paths, as his love for writing grew. As his relationship with Forrester grew Jamal transformed into the person his friends would hate but the person he needed to…

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