The character I choose is Cuba Gooding Jr. role as “Tre” off of “Boyz in the Hood”. Tre lives with his mother having trouble in school. He lacks respect, maturity with his classmates and adults his teacher say, therefore his mother, frightened of her son future, sends him off to live with his father in Crenshaw neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. The story about three friends growing up in the hood tragically. They’re trying to figure out how to survive in the violent, crime filled Crenshaw neighborhood. Each one has their own individual struggle and goals in life. Doughboy (Ice Cube), who is a drug dealer, has been in and out of trouble throughout his young life and seems to be happy with his surroundings. Doughboy’s brother Ricky (Morris Chestnut), a teenage father with bright hopes and aspirations of becoming an NFL football player. Ricky’s best friend Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) who hopes and dreams of higher education and an escape from the dwelling of the hood. “The hood” where saying the wrong thing or looking at someone the wrong way can end in death. Unlike Tre friends, he has the benefit of a strong father played by Larry Fishburne. He is a responsible, educated and strict father who makes sure his son stays on the right track in achieving his goals in life. Teaching him about responsibility and keeping your cool in adverse situations in order to make a thoughtful decision. Tre’s resolve will be tested when tragedy strikes close to home and revenge and murder seem like the only solution. The psychological components with Tre struggle are Availability Bias, Cultural Syndromes, Cognitive Dissonance, Sociological Approach, correlation problems with poverty, and Schemas/Stereotypes. The main struggle with Tre was trying to juggle is being a smart, good boy in the hood. Certain characteristics and behaviors are expected from a black male raised in the hood of crips and bloods. The lens to have when...
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