The Ward brothers and many individuals of the community had many different identities shown during the movie. The Ward brothers seemed to be very childish and a lot less socialized than most people. Their social self as well as living in a poor society is the main cause of their lack of intelligence and care free attitude. 2)
I identified most people of their community to be considered “uppers”. Despite the accusation of Delbert Ward murdering his brother, William. The community seems to be very supportive to Delbert even though he is in a very complicated and difficult situation. They see him as a very kind and innocent man that was accused of something he’d never commit. 3)
The main example of generalized other I noticed during the movie was the social class of the Ward brothers. They all grew up and lived in a shaft their whole lives and really isolated themselves with society. No one in the community notices the Ward brothers until after the murder charge. I believe that their hard conditions are the reasons they all sound uneducated and unintelligent. 4)
There are many different perspectives throughout the movie, whether it be from the Ward brothers, the people of the community, the investigators, and so on. The phenomenon’s most people in the community select and organize are the history of the Ward brothers and the lack of evidence proving Delbert’s guilt. They see Delbert as an innocent and harmless old man without any evidence proving his guilt to the crime which is why most people believe that he is innocent. The phenomenon’s the investigators select and organize is Delbert’s confession of murdering his own brother, which he later denies. There are also many assumptions that William died in his sleep, choked, and murdered by suffocation. 5)
I believe there weren’t any actual evidence to prove that Delbert Ward murdered his own brother. I feel that it was right to keep him out of jail without absolutely knowing he was guilty of...
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