Social inequality

13 May

We live in a world where social inequality has made a great impact on world history. 

Most people don’t think about this very often but movies can help us understand and think about how it was before and still are in some parts of the world today. “The blind side” and “Hairspray” are two movies that gives you a lot of information about social inequality and you may don’t even know it because you think that you are just watching a ordinary movie. 

The blind side really shows you how different people can live. You really get to see the contrasts when you see a rich family with everything they could ever dream of on the one side.  And on the other side you have a young boy all alone, living on the street without basic needs. It really makes you think about how lucky you are and how different your life could have turned out if you had been born in another country or family. People living in the same area can be in total different groups in society. 

Hairspray is another example of social inequality. This movie shows how it used to be in America when it was a big difference between races. The movie takes place in the 1960’s. This movie makes you think about how the social inequalities has developed and how things have changed from then until now. Some people have a longer and more challenging way to get to where they want than others.

Social inequality is an important and relevant subject and some movies can really make you understand it better.

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4 Responses to “Social inequality”

  1. Kyla Jobe 23/05/2013 at 19:53 #

    Movies truly can help people understand concepts better. When you display the ideas of inequality side by side in a movie, you make it clear to the audience what happend in history, or what is happening in the world today. There are so many movies that highlight the causes and effects of discrimination. When you watch a movie on touchy subjects It is easier to get an understanding from both sides of the issue.

  2. Katie Zimmerman 23/05/2013 at 19:55 #

    I agree that movies help a lot to learn about our community and the communities we never see in our day to day lives. The Blind Side is a fantastic example of how two communities of different kinds of people can come together to create one, all on the same screen. Not only do movies show the different cultures that used to be a big part of our lives, it helps to inform you of the United States history and the history around the world. For example, Invicturs. I most likely will never travel to South Africa, so being able to watch a mobie about how the apartheid worked and the effect it left on the country is a great way to learn about their history.

    • englishsandvika 26/05/2013 at 14:46 #

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really agree, watching movies can help you understand and learn a lot.

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