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Fried Green TomatoesMikayla LucasSociology 210
Fried Green TomatoesFried Green Tomatoesis a film from 1991 that focuses on the friendship between Evelyn Couch, an unhappy housewife, and Virginia "Ninny" Threadgoode, a nursing home resident. While the film isn't meant to be some astounding record on racism in the deep south, it does feature racism, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan. The film starts with Evelyn and her husband visiting his aunt in the nursing home where Ninny resides. After being kicked out of Aunt Vesta's room, Evelyn sits in the common area and meets Ninny. The two women start talking and Ninny begins to tell the story about her sister in law, Imogen "Idgie" Threadgoode, and her best friend Ruth Jamison in 1930's Alabama. Ninny's story begins with how Idgie lost her brother, Buddy, and how it began her friendship with Ruth. Years later, Ruth marries her abusive husband, Frank and moves to Valdosta, Georgia. One day when Idgie visits, she notices bruises on Ruth, and encourages her to leave Frank. Ruth tells Idgie she is pregnant, and the two women begin packing almost immediately. Frank comes home and confronts Ruth about leaving,slapping her across the face and throwing her down a flight of stairs. During this fight, Idgie's