Crash - Andy Mckeown English 001A December 10, 2007...

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Andy Mckeown English 001A December 10, 2007 Professor Hinkley UCR Final Exam Fall Quarter 2007 In the movie Crash, viewers are given an insight to various characters of different ethnic backgrounds. Throughout the film, individuals are portrayed as flawless but these immaculate characters are then put in situations which force the person watching the film to question what he or she initially thought was true about the moral character of the individuals in the film. One example of a character that appears to be but has his character questioned at the end of the movie is Police Officer Tom Hansen. By analyzing at the film Crash , one is able to see the development of the character of Tom Hansen through examining the stereotypical views he has, how he reacts to the stereotype, and the reasons for his behavior At the beginning of the movie Crash, Tom Hansen is portrayed as a young rookie police officer who is unbiased and willing to enforce the law without allowing the civilian’s race to influence his enforcement of the law. The first instance where Officer Hansen is thrust into a race based situation is seen through the scene where Cameron and Christine are pulled over by Officers Ryan and Hansen. Moments before Cameron and Christine are pulled over by Officer Ryan and Officer Hansen, an African American individual denies officer Ryan’s father medical treatment. After this, a call comes in from dispatch that there is a stolen car driven by African American individuals. When officer Ryan sees a car that vaguely resembles the description, he immediately pulls the car over,
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