Fruitvale Station Essay

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Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler, is a movie based on true events. Oscar Grant, the main character in the movie, is twenty two year old African American guy. Oscar had done a lot of wrong things in his life. He was arrested and sent to prison for selling drugs, cheated on his girlfriend. Some viewers might see Oscar as a person with bad characteristics, but to some, he also has a positive qualities. One of those positive sides is that Oscar loved his daughter, Tatiana, very much. Oscar was shot in the back by a police officer in Fruitvale Station. I think Oscar should not have died. The movie also sheds light on African American stereotype, that " white people " should not be afraid of " black people ". It does not matter what skin color people have, they should not be judged by other people without getting to know them. Everybody is equal.
Oscar was in prison for selling drugs. In one scene when his mother, Wanda, visited him, she says the next time she visits him, she will bring Tatiana with her, to which Oscar says " No, I don't want her to see me like this. " which shows that Oscar wanted to be a perfect father. Also, in that same scene, when Wanda was leaving the meeting room in prison, crying, Oscar wanted to get a hug from her, and in some strange way, wanted her approval and love. Oscar decided to change his life after being released from penitentiary. Oscar wanted Tatiana to get an education and for her to have a better life than he did. Tatiana was too smart for elementary school, so Oscar planned to enroll her in private school, but the problem was that Oscar recently lost his job at supermarket. Oscar tried to make up for Tatiana, because he was never there for her when he was in prison. In one scene, Tatiana asked Sophina, Oscar's girlfriend, for some candy to which Sophina replied " No. ", but later Oscar...

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