The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who worksfor a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for herclassroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year.
And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happinessof a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education.But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers.For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through themovie there was true tension between Mrs.
One of the characteristic Eva, herfather was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang, and she had totestify in court on a case. Her lesson plans fail.If Erin GruwellMarried to Scott Teacher of Room 203 Energetic Eva Benitez Father was arrested in front of her eyes whenshe was 5 she see’s a guy get shot in front of her eyes while waiting to go toher her first day of school. Most Resistance to Erin Testifies against her ownat court 3rd generation gang member Miss Campbell Opposes Erin’s teaching tactics Thinks the kids in room 203 can’t betrusted. Thinks room 203 kids are lost causes Jamal Thinks school is a waste oftime Outspoken Is the target of the racist picture Cindy Boyfriend gets shot byEva’s gang From Cambodia Ben Only white kid in class Afraid of everyone else inroom 203 Scott Casey (Erin’s husband) Married to Erin Not supportive of Erin’sendeavours to help room 203 Gets a divorce because it is not what he wanted hislife to be like Scott Gruwell (Erin’s father) Two years following the 1992 LosAngeles Riots, Erinn Gruwell decides to leave her hometown of Newport Beach togo teach in Long Beach, California at Woodrow Wilson High School. Gruwellarrives with the expectation that her students are high-achieving and is rudelyawakened by the reality that her class is considered “at-risk”. Erin is facedby diversity in her class now managing the diverse racial group from differentbackgrounds is a greatest challenge for her. Erin’s students include Asians,African Americans, juvenile delinquents and even the poor students hoping tomake it through the day.
Erin’s students completely refuse to participate inher class but she tries her best to engage them everyday by using a variety oftechniques. Things start to turn worse in Erin’s class as a racially forcedgang shoot witnessed by a Latina gang member. Erin comes across an ugly racialcartoon during her class. That cartoon becomes the most active teaching aidsfor Erin and they spark a transformation in the classroom. Forcing students tolisten to her and at the same time also forcing her to take in her studentssurvival stories of their silent street wars.
Erin started to connect with herstudents and motivated them to to change their lives through journal writing. Erin introduces “The Diary of Anne Frank” as a way to open the eyes ofher students, to look beyond their own communities and have the knowledge ofpeople suffering and struggling throughout the world. Erin knew that every oneof her students has some story of their own to tell. So she motivates them tokeep a journal to write their experiences and thoughts to share with the classfor better understanding of each other. Erin succeeds in her attempt to managediversity and her students learned a lot.
Gruwell is praised in the end forpreparing so many kids for graduation and college, which is a first for many ofthe kids within their families. “No matter what race we are, what ethnicbackground, sexual orientation, or what views we may have, we are all human. Unfortunately, not all humans see it that way.” ? Erin Gruwell, TheFreedom Writers Diary This quotation would think me in the way that we are allspecial whatever race we are and ethnic we have we are still the same as human.This quotation emphasizes that Gruwell motivate her students to strive hard intimes of diversity that we all face everyday.
This movie inspires me that beinga teacher its not just about the salary that you will have but its also aboutsharing knowledge to them and give them time to be as a leaders of the futuregeneration. Though Gruwell faces a lot of circumstances in the times that herprincipal opposes her teaching strategies and criticize by her co-workers.Still she continues to teach despite of the bad ambiance of her environment.She wants to fight for the right of the students especially to learn ad to giveattention to the society. One of her students says to it Everybody thinks to behappy just because you’re young.
They dont see the wars that we fight everysingle day. Erin Gruwell became fiercely determined. She tapped into hercreativity and passion to find a way to break through to these students. And inthe end, she succeeded in helping them overcome the prejudice and violence thathad pervaded their lives.