Crash Reflection Paper
In the movie Crash, they show a lot of different values, myths, rituals, networks, and symbols used by people in the movie. They also show many bias and prejudices other wise known as stereotypes that many people in the world use today.
Trust was one of the biggest values I saw throughout in the movie, for example after the two young men drew handguns and carjacked the Cabots' vehicle, they returned home and the wife Jean was still upset, and even though a locksmith was already changing the door locks, she wanted it done again the next day. Jean claimed the locksmith would sell the keys and that they would be robbed again. The locksmith, Daniel, overheard and left the two sets of keys on the kitchen counter as he left. Another value I continued to see throughout the movie was that of family when Graham went to visit his mother. She was worried about the younger brother who ran away and had been missing. Graham again promised to find him and before leaving, he noticed a bottle of sour milk in the fridge. Graham returns to his mother’s place later as she sleeps unaware with fresh groceries for her.
The myth in this movie that interested me the most was when Daniel was talking to his young daughter as she was hiding under her bed, because she was afraid of bullets from the bad neighborhood they recently moved away from. To protect her from bullets, he gives her an invisible cloak, and then puts her to sleep. Later in the movie Farhad confronted Daniel in Daniel’s driveway, pointing his gun at him and demanding money to repair the ruined store. Daniel tries to calm him down when his daughter runs out to protect him with her "invisible cloak." As she jumps into her father's arms, Farhad fires a shot from close range. Daniel then checks the girl and finds no blood. Surprised he brings her inside and leaves a stunned Farhad in the street. Farah’s daughter comes to see her father in the store. He says he found a guardian angel and gives her...
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