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"Milk" Essay

734 words - 3 pages

On the 24th day of February was the Sibley day of Lindenwood University. Events were all over the place but I decided to participate in just three of the events. One of which I attended took place at Roemer 209 at 1pm and it was a movie titled: “Milk”. There were about 30 people who came to watch the movie including and that was just right for the class room that was used was rather small.
The head of the organization that hosted the event presented the theme of the movie as well as the plot. He relayed to us the message of social unity and upholding of social integrity. Even though the society is diverse in so many ways, one should learn to accept the different nature, belief, and sexuality of others. He emphasized solely on the difference in sexuality amongst people. Whether one is straight, gay or lesbian, we should learn how to tolerate and appreciate the diverse nature of mankind and, thus, not segregating others because they are different referring to them as social rejects.
The movie is set in the 1970s. It is an autobiographic narration of the life of a man called Harvey Milk. Harvey Milk was one of the numerous oppressed and emotionally degraded homosexuals in the late 20th century San Francisco in the U.S. Harvey and his new gay partner have just moved to San Francisco, where they try to establish themselves in business. In opening a camera/photo shop, they receive a rather hostile welcome from their neighbors who told them that it is against the law in the city to be homosexual.
The scenario expose the need to legalize free choice of sexuality and to bring about rights to homosexuals in the U.S.A. Harvey, the chosen one, decides that something must be done. So then he encourages other homosexuals around the city to be bold and proud of their sexuality. With his camera shop as a symbolic home for oppressed homosexuals, Harvey establishes a sense of independence and the right of freedom of sexual orientation in the hearts of the gay people.
Latter in the movie, the police start to notice the boldness of the gay...

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