10 FILM REVIEW ESSAY

#10 FILM REVIEW ESSAY

Return to Schedule of Assignments

 

Write the film review essay here, starting with revised versions of your earlier answers. The relevant number of the earlier assignment for each of the below-numbered questions is noted below. This enables you to write this film review based on earlier feedback. You will still get a chance to make final improvements before submitting the final CAP, based on feedback on this from the instructor, which you acknowledge in #11 Instructor Feedback Journal. But this is the major paper in the course, worth 14 points. Do not forget full APA style references at end. These were not needed before but are now. Come back here and make revisions in the film review based on the instructor feedback, prior to sending the final CAP in #12.

 

1. Exposition: In your own words, tell the story of the film, i.e. what is known as the storyline. In other words, write a summary in your own words of the film’s storyline and plot summary, including descriptions of the key characters (and who plays them). Focus on telling the story, which is known as expository style. In the next question, you will write in narrative style, which is showing what happened. To help you orient the sequence of plot events, see the storyline and plot details that can be found at www.imdb.com. Assume the reader is not familiar with the film, and this is your way of introducing it to the reader. Find specific key plot elements and character development moments. Keep it short and to the point: about 250 words. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

The McCourts are immigrants from Ireland living in America. The family consists of Malachy and Angela as the parents. It also has Frank as the eldest, followed by Malachy Junior and then two-year-old twins. They later have another, Margaret. However, she dies in infancy, and this drives Angela to depression. Consequently, children rely on neighbors for food. Arrangements are made to takeAngela back to Limerick in Ireland.

Unfortunately, their lives do not become any better. The living conditions in Limerick prove to be terrible. Fleas have infested the new house. Additionally, constant rain and squalor increase the chances of diseases. It does not take long before the twins succumb to illnesses caused by the unsanitary environment. Angela is the hardest hit because of the events that take place in five months. She is, yet again, pregnant. To cope with the traumatic events, the family moves to another house.

The new house has a constant odor because of its proximity to a lavatory used by everyone. Malachy, the husband, is a chronic alcoholic. A character does not help his family’s situation with poverty. His redeeming quality is the fact that he is a loving father and husband. Malachy’s constant alcoholism hinders him from getting employment. However, he later gets a job at the cement factory that brings about optimism in the family.

The family has another son named Michael and later Alphonsus. The older sons, Junior and Frank, are sent to a school that intends on corporal punishments and strict religious lessons. Later, Malachy goes to England to find work together with other men. He sends money only once to his family. In desperation, Angela turns to beg for the priest’s leftovers outside the church. Frankie gets a job delivering coal, which causes conjunctivitis. He quits due to health implications.

It becomes a reality that Malachy has abandoned his family. To survive, Angela and her children use part of the wall in the house as firewood. They face eviction after destroying the wall and move in with Angela’s cousin. His cruelty compels Frankie to move out and live with his uncle. The town moneylender gives Frankie employment as the one to write letters demanding customers pay their debts.

He might not like his employer, but he focuses on saving some money. Frankie’s employer passes on while he is out. He takes her money and takes the logbook showing people with debts. Frankie throws the records into the Shannon River. He can now get a place in the ship meant for America. He finally goes to New York, thus achieving his dream.

 

 

2. Narrative: In your own words, show what happened in what you feel was the single most powerful moment of the film. Paint a picture of the scene so the reader can visualize it and then use she said, he said, he did something, she did not do something, etc. You should have already briefly mentioned that moment in question 1. Focus on narrative, showing what happened, not exposition, telling the story). For this question, do not reflect theoretically. Stick to showing what happened. It is, ok, however, to very briefly describe how it made you feel, but save most of that for the conclusion section below. About 250 words. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

The first scene gives the movie a particular mood. It is cold, and it is raining heavily. It seems the apartments get flooded, especially the ones on the lower ground. The slow playing piano depicts a somber atmosphere. The narrator is the eldest son, Frank. His first statement is that it is miserable to be Irish. He is at a loss on how he and his siblings could survive the deplorable conditions they lived. He compares an Irish catholic childhood as worse than a simple Irish life.

In the scene, Malachy, their father, is holding their newborn sister. He looks at the baby girl with so much joy and pride (Parker, 1999). He shouts to the neighbors that he has a beautiful baby girl. Meanwhile, Frank and his brothers are in one of the rooms bathing the twins. The toddler twins are blonde. It is a characteristic relatively uncommon for Irish boys. One of the twins, Eugene, cries endlessly while getting a wash from Frank.

One of the younger siblings tries to stop Eugene’s crying by exposing his bottom. A loud shriek stops everyone in their tracks. The yell was from Angela. No one moves for a time, and everyone is silent. The scene focuses on Malachy through a dirty window. He has his hands over his mouth.

Angela retraces her steps with her hands on her mouth, too (Parker, 1999). Malachy comments that Margaret is also quiet and seems cold. The baby, just a few days old, has turned purple. Margaret has died. Everyone remains quiet, unsure of how to react. Frank continues to narrate that everyone loved Margaret. Frank recall his dad stated that heaven had a holiday when his little sister was born. Hence, the angels had come to take her back.

Accordingly, the scene is impactful in the sense that it shows nothing is permanent. Human beings frequently fall into routines and end up thinking that we are entitled to everything. We get wound up in problems that plague us daily. Hence, we forget the importance of people in our lives. People are so used to seeing their family members that they think they will always be there.

 

 

3. Narrative and Reflection on Human Rights and Human Need: Draw on answers the theory and film answers to assignments 3 and 7, , which you should have revised per instructor feedback on #3 and #7, to answer this question. Copy and paste your answers into here and re-write, being sure to discuss both human rights (their denial, efforts to assert) and human needs (how people strived to address them, how they were denied). Draw on the film to first show what happened in a specific scene and moment within the film that is relevant to the readings (Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Dover (2019) and those Dover cited. About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Pretend the reader does not know anything about the theory, so you must cite it and explain it and how it is relevant. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

According to the Universal declaration of human rights, all beings are born equal and free in rights and dignity. Everyone should be given his or her pride without the bias of race, ethnicity, or gender. Humans need necessities that motivate and satisfy them (Dover, 2019). The theory of human need differentiates human needs into different categories. Doyal and Gough distinguish autonomous needs from basic health needs. The approach focuses on the best level of physical health for individuals.

The intermediate needs entail adequate housing and nutrition, a non-hazardous work surrounding, and efficient health care (Dover, 2019). In Angela’s ashes, the family faces constant health threats. Foremost, the film shows that they lie on a mattress infested with fleas in the first house they occupy. On moving to another home, it is adjacent to the lavatory shared by everyone. The constant rain causes the flooding of the Shannon River. Hence, a myriad of diseases plagues the people. Diseases hardest hit children, with some of them like Frank’s siblings succumbing to the disease.

All the happenings go against the intermediate needs in the theory of human need. One of them is working in an environment that is not dangerous. Frankie went out and got a job as a coal deliverer. The appointment caused him conjunctivitis, and he had to quit. Their housing situation shows that they lack decent housing. Rights are to uphold one’s dignity. For the McCourts, it brings about despair.

Our understanding of the theory of human need bases on social and cultural norms. Self-rewards are closely related to the models of autonomy. There are basic needs that are universal too. Autonomous conditions are about making informed decisions keeping in mind goals.

 

 

4. Narrative and Reflection on Textbook Theories: Draw on answers to Assignment #4, #6 and #8, which you should have revised per instructor feedback on #4. Selectively copy and paste your answers into here and re-write. Draw on the film to show what happened in a specific scene and moment within the film that is most relevant to Chapter 1 and at least one other chapter in the textbook. It must be a scene/movement which you feel illustrates the relevance of one or more of the key theories from the reading. Then draw on those readings to interpret what happened. About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Pretend the reader does not know anything about the theory, so you must cite it and explain it and how it is relevant. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

Van Wormer’s definition of organization controls one’s life as a resident in a total institution. (Van wormer and Besthorn, 2017 p. 202). An instance of Van wormer’s definition would be a prison. There is a clarity of hierarchy in jail, from the inmates to the warden. Inmates are to follow directives. They include what to wear when to sleep and wake up.

Rules are less strict in most organizations in the world. There is an established way of conducting order. In other words, each institution is responsible for the development of its own culture (Van Wormer Besthron, 2017, p. 203). Van Wormer provides a brief account of organization deduced from (Hanson, 2007) as “shared norms, beliefs, values, symbols, and rituals.” that direct social behavior.

The description illustrates the whole work environment. The difference comes in longevity and contentment, or turnover. The goals of the human services field would be impossible to achieve without organizations.

Alienation theory explains alienation within industrial means of production. Individuals lose the right to control purpose and life if underprivileged. They get robbed of the right to think of themselves as the leaders of their behaviors. They do not have relationships with others and are unable to acquire material items of value. The items include goods and services. In Angela’s Ashes, there is a scene where Angela is in line with her two sons Frankie and Malachy Junior.

Angela looks so overwhelmed but gathers enough courage and energy to ask for assistance to obtain furniture. The men ask of her husband, and she answers that he is home on the dole. The dole is an unemployment benefit for a human service organization. It gives little relief to the family. The scene’s alienation happens when the men tell Angela to go back to Belfast in Northern Ireland for assistance. The men contradict themselves saying there is a great deal of ignorance in the world and yet repeat it so the other women can agree.

In the scene, the power of influence while alienating others manifests significantly. Van Wormer views alienation as stress and tension between social systems such as organizational social class, within people (Van Wormer and Besthron, 2017, p. 227). Separation is the primary conditioning in social class and powerlessness.

 

 

5. Narrative and Reflection on Intersectionalities: Draw on answers to Assignment #5, which you should have revised per instructor feedback on #5 Copy and paste your answers into here and re-write. Draw on the film to first show something that happened with a character in a specific scene and moment within the film, that you feel is relevant to the reading for #5. It must be a scene/moment which you feel illustrates the relevance of Intersectionalities for the characters. Then draw on that reading to interpret what happened. How does this help you understand the various aspects of the social positions of various characters? About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Pretend the reader does not know anything about the theory, so you must cite it and explain it and how it is relevant. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

Microaggression and micro assault show themselves throughout Angela’s Ashes. The movie shows how the McCourts moved back to Ireland from the United States. From the onset, the family faced oppression. One of the scenes shows Frank’s father going to a human service organization for assistance.

Unfortunately, there is no record of him ever serving in the Army. Malachy, Frank’s father, becomes desperate and almost begs for help. What follows is that the only support he gets was a ticket back home. The power of microaggression lies in the perpetrator’s inability to recognize the grief he or she is causing (Sue,2010). Frank’s father utters the unthinkable, asking for enough money for a pint of beer. The man in the scene becomes infuriated and throws him out of the office.

One degrading moment in the movie is when a man is trying to provide for his family and gets turned away. Undeviating mental forces related to tyranny create disparity through the intentional actions of individuals in an overriding group. It is upon individuals in a lesser group. It usually entails the utilization of objectification, humiliation, dilapidation, and horror.

As such, the theory of Cudd aligns with the idea of micro assaults. It encompasses deliberate discriminatory behavior and actions (Sue et al., 2007). The events in Angela’s Ashes show injustice. Additionally, in this systemic effect of harm was the doubt Malachi Senior on his manhood. It affected his ability to provide for his family and made him an absolute drunk.

In the end, the McCourt family’s oppression fits quite well with the theory of microaggressions. The approach admits the roles of both unintentional and intentional nonverbal and verbal actions (Sue et al., 2007). It is constant with Theory of Cudd on the indirect and direct emotional forces, which create inequality.

 

 

6. Narrative and Reflection on Microaggressions and Macroaggressions: Draw on answers to Assignment #9, which you should have revised per instructor feedback on #9. Copy and paste your answers into here and re-write. Draw on the film to first show something that happened with a character in a specific scene and moment within the film, that you feel is relevant to the #8 reading on Microaggressions. It must be a scene/moment which you feel illustrates a moment of Microaggressions or Macroaggression. Then draw on that reading to interpret what happened. Briefly, which of these three sources of injustice do you feel was the source of the micro/macroaggression? (Be brief, you can expand in 7, 8 and 9 following.) About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Pretend the reader does not know anything about the theory, so you must cite it and explain it and how it is relevant. About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Pretend the reader does not know anything about the theory, so you must cite it and explain it and how it is relevant. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

Microaggression and micro assault show themselves throughout Angela’s Ashes. The movie shows how the McCourts moved back to Ireland from the United States. From the onset, the family faced oppression. One of the scenes shows Frank’s father going to a human service organization for assistance.

Unfortunately, there is no record of him ever serving in the Army. Malachy, Frank’s father, becomes desperate and almost begs for help. What follows is that the only support he gets was a ticket back home. The power of microaggression lies in the perpetrator’s inability to recognize the grief he or she is causing (Sue,2010). Frank’s father utters the unthinkable, asking for enough money for a pint of beer. The man in the scene becomes infuriated and throws him out of the office.

One degrading moment in the movie is when a man is trying to provide for his family and gets turned away. Undeviating mental forces related to tyranny create disparity through the intentional actions of individuals in an overriding group. It is upon individuals in a lesser group. It usually entails the utilization of objectification, humiliation, dilapidation, and horror.

As such, the theory of Cudd aligns with the idea of micro assaults. It encompasses deliberate discriminatory behavior and actions (Sue et al., 2007). The events in Angela’s Ashes show injustice. Additionally, in this systemic effect of harm was the doubt Malachi Senior on his manhood. It affected his ability to provide for his family and made him an absolute drunk.

In the end, the McCourt family’s oppression fits quite well with the theory of microaggressions. The approach admits the roles of both unintentional and intentional nonverbal and verbal actions (Sue et al., 2007). It is constant with Theory of Cudd on the indirect and direct emotional forces, which create inequality.

 

 

7. Oppression: Draw on answers to Assignment #9, which you should have revised per instructor feedback on #9. Copy and paste your answers into here and re-write. Use narrative style to portray the single scene most illustrative of group-based oppression, and then reflect on how theories cited in the reading assignment help explain that moment. What social group is the dominant and which is the subordinate? Is there any sign of resistance against this oppression? Is there more than one social group-based oppression illustrated in this scene? For this answer and answer 8 below, draw on the reading for #8 on oppression. If you can’t find a good example in your film (although the films were chosen with the view there are examples of at least oppression or exploitation or mechanistic dehumanization), please explain this and provide an example from something you have witnessed or experienced in your personal or professional life. About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

7. Dehumanization or Exploitation: Draw on answers to Assignment #9, which you should have revised per instructor feedback on #9. Copy and paste your answers into here and re-write. Answer either 8A or 8B. About 250 words well balanced between narrative and theory. Pretend the reader does not know anything about the theory, so you must cite it and explain it and how it is relevant. If you can’t find a good example in your film (although the films were chosen with the view there are examples of at least oppression or exploitation or mechanistic dehumanization), please explain this and provide an example from something you have witnessed or experienced in your personal or professional life.

 

In Angela’s ashes, the family lives in deplorable conditions. They live in a flea-infested house. To make matters worse, when they move to another place, they face sanitary problems. Their home is next to a lavatory and causes a permanent stink in the building. The children go to school with torn boots. To stop his wife from begging, Malachy fixes the shoes with rubber. The children are teased endlessly because of their shoes.

According to Haslam’s theory, people think of themselves as belonging to a group rather than individuals. In Ireland, people identify as catholic. If you are a non-Irish catholic, life becomes more challenging. The theory also focuses on how people cope with devalued individuals (Haslam & Loughnan, 2014).

 

 

8A. Use narrative style to portray the single scene most illustrative of mechanistic dehumanization (not animalistic dehumanization, which is oppression). Then reflect on how the theory of Haslam (cited in the reading for #8) helps explain that moment. If there is no such example explain why you think that is the case. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

8B: Use narrative style to portray the single scene most illustrative of exploitation, and then reflect on how the theory of Hahnel or Tilly (cited in the reading for #8) or Dover (2019) help explain that moment. If there is no such example explain why you think that is the case. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

9. Concluding Reflections: You have broad leeway here to discuss how, for you, this film is relevant to your personal, professional, and political values, beliefs, and actions and your plans for your professional and educational future. You will be asked to discuss this answer in the closing discussion, where you play a clip from the film and share your reflections. How did this assignment give you insights you can bring to your social work practice or other future career? Does it in some way enhance your empathy and if so how and towards what vulnerable, oppressed, dehumanized or exploited populations? Why would seeing this film be valuable for students of social work and other helping professions, or for students in the social sciences? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

Place References Here in APA style, with heading saying References.

 

#11 CUMULATIVE ASSIGNMENTS PORTFOLIO (CAP) FINAL SUBMISSION

Return to Schedule of Assignments

 

Mandatory submission: five-point deduction for failure to do this. Run #00 Word on Steroids on this final document and correct remaining errors. Search for left parentheses. Use Control/F and type (

That is right, type in the (that is above the number 9 on your keyboard. And search through your entire CAP. This will let you go from one use of APA style to another and search for errors! Do you have a space between p. and the page number, so it is p.|5 (where the | means a space) and not p.5? See how p.5 does not look right? You need a space? Are you using pg. instead of p.? Are you failing to use pp. when you have a range of pages? Are you putting a comma after the author name before the year and a space after the comma? Is there a comma and a space after the year if you have a page number (2018, |p.|11), where to illustrate the space I have placed a | to illustrate? Are you using & within two author citations (Van Wormer & Besthorn, 2017)? Please make these corrections, as our WAC papers are periodically reviewed and the last time, we were dinged for not teaching APA style adequately!

 

Next, answer the following questions. Then save and upload the final CAP! Also, so back to #10 here and make revisions in the film review based on the instructor feedback, prior to sending the final CAP in #12.

 

Grading: Questions 1 is graded in this way: 0 for little evidence ran final #00 Word on Steroids; .5 for poor or fair job on this; 1 for good or excellent job on this. Questions 4 is graded in this way: 0 for little evidence ran final APA Style check;.5 for poor or fair job on this; 1 for good or excellent job on this. Other questions graded on quality of the answers.

 

1. Discuss the instructor feedback on the earlier assignments prior to the film review. Did the feedback and writing the Instructor Feedback assignments help you to understand now to improve your writing along and your subsequent assignment film answers? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

2. As you know, the film review final is graded for improvement, so that even if your earlier scores were excellent, you were still required in the final draft to improve your work. How did you improve your film review final submission in response to the feedback you received earlier? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

3. Did you find using Microsoft Word spell and grammar check helped you improve your writing this semester? How much work did it take to do a final #00 Word on Steroids check of your CAP? Do you feel better now that you have a CAP you could use as a sample of your writing? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

4. Make sure you have searched for left parentheses per the above instructions and corrected your APA style. Just honestly tell the instructor whether you did or did not do this; do not make the instructor check. How much work did it take to do a final APA style check? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

5. Do you feel your use of APA in-text citation improved over the course? Did you use Zotero (optional), and if so, did you find it valuable? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

6. Calculate your total number of words written. Just look at the word count at lower left and subtract the number of words in the blank CAP, which is 6943 words. Tell the instructor how many words you wrote. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

7. How you feel about your writing improvement in this WAC course. What were the factors that helped you, in terms of the nature of the assignments, grading, feedback, etc.? Write your answer here in bold face:

 

8. Please comment on the Voice Thread experience. Write your answer here in bold face:

 

9. Please comment on any Zoom experience you had (if none, write none): Write your answer here in bold face:

 

10. This year has been an historical period in American history. Please comment on whether you feel this course helped you to learn theories and ways of critical thinking that enabled you to better understand the world around us.cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more