Antwone Fisher Character Analysis

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Our past experiences, especially in our formative years as children, shape who we are, how we experience the world, and how the world sees and labels us. We are born being thrown into circumstances we have no control over and are not of our our own choosing. Our birthright is our race, class, gender, and parents.
All these factors play a crucial role in determining the type of person we become, our personalities, our careers, and our life chances. In the movie Antwone Fisher, the protagonist Antwone is born into circumstances which put him at an extreme disadvantage. Without a stable lunching point, he must spend his life dragging himself out of the predicament and misfortune chance placed him in. The film Antwone Fisher begins with Antwone viciously attacking a fellow soldier in the Navy for seemingly nothing. At the beginning of the movie, I did not like the character of Antwone at all. He had a ridiculous temper, was very disrespectful, had no regard for authority, and seemed to lack character in general. The term deviant would definitely have applied to the character of Antwone. In our book,
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Tate, and another woman named Nadine. Mrs. Tate would beat the boys, punish Antwone by exposing him to his greatest fear of fire, and speak to the boys using the “N-word” instead or their names. She would also play favorites with one of the other two boys who was half white, saying that he had the nice hair and nice skin. All of this treatment would have caused serious harm to Antwone. It showed him that those in authority over him would hurt him and were not to be trusted, leaving him with many problems with authority. And with the racial slurs and favoritism towards the mixed race boy, he was socialized to believe that “whiteness” was preferred over “blackness.” And as he was black, he was imprinted with an inferiority

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