Freedom Writers

Topics: Freedom Writers, Gang, Hilary Swank Pages: 2 (547 words) Published: October 8, 2010
In this movie Freedom Writers directed by Richard LaGravenese, which came out in 2007 staring Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey tell an story about how an teacher(Hilary Swank)Erin Gruwell who teaches freshmen at an inner city high school name Wilson High how to use writing to change themselves and the world around them. First of all, they are all from many walks of life As for Erin Gruwell the teacher she grew up in a suburban community (Long Beach) whose father was apart of the civil rights movement and is successful. She also has a husband (Patrick Dempsey) Scott Casey, who is struggling to become an architect. The students(April Hernandez)Eva Benitez, an sixteen year old Latino gang member who father is the Latin gang leader in which she would have to make the decision to testify our not against him for an crime that he committed protecting his family in which could send him to prison for an while. (Mario)Andre Bryant, a sixteen year old drug dealer whose mother had no hope for after his brother was sentenced to15to life in jail for robbery. (Jason Finn)Marcus, an young adult, years earlier as an child he sat and watched his friend commit suicide while sitting on a park bench and was charged with his murder and sentenced he never been the same, afterwards upon his release from jail he joined a gang therefore his mother threw him out into the streets so he’s now homeless. So, as she begin to start teaching these students as they come from many different walks of life like gang members ,Killers, Dealers, and Junkies, she was told that she would have to gain their trust first quite interesting huh?

Therefore, she sat out to gain her students trust first, She started talking like them” To me she got on they vocabulary level and that made them smile when none of them has anything to smile about that was the beginning of something special”. Secondly, to gaining their trust she encouraged them into learning and loving to read, also write. Thereafter, she...
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