Review Of John Singleton's Movie Boyz N’ The Hoo

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John Singleton?s movie, ?Boyz N? the Hood? tries to show what it?s like to live in the hood in inner-city America. There are many differences between the realities of an upper class and a lower class society. One may see the difference when analyzing how society has an impact on the choices you make in life, the impact with a father figure in the hood, the impact even just one person can make on many people, and the impact of many other thing as well.Making choices while living in the hood, many times can decide whether you are going to live or not. In the society in the hood, most of the time you have to shoot first or risk being shot. In ?Boyz N? The Hood?, Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne) notices and then preaches why there are gun shops and liquor stores in practically every corner of the hood. He notices that America is doing this because they want people in the hood to all shoot each other to death. The white people are slowly buying the hood and owning it, owning the hood; owns the people in it. Where you live can very well determine how you are going to make your decisions. In the West Island, if someone were to get shot and killed, it would be all of the news and newspapers the next day, and the cops would be looking for the killer. In the hood however, if someone were killed, the cops wouldn?t do a thing about it. In that type of society someone wouldn?t even bother asking the cops for help and they would go out looking for the killer themselves most likely already knowing who it is. The part in ?Boyz N? The Hood? where Ricky Barker (Morris Chestnut) gets shot and killed by a small gang, that very night his brother Doughboy (Ice Cube) went out and killed the small gang and avenged his brother. The very next day he checked the news and the newspapers and there was nothing about his brother Ricky being shot and killed. Two weeks later, Doughboy was murdered. John Singleton tries to show this hood life and make you realize what is really going on in the hood, and how much different it really is from a life outside the hood.The impact that a father figure has on someone living in the hood can be very strong on a young black boy. For instance Doughboy had no father figure and he grew up to be the exact kind of people he saw when he was a kid. By the time he had realized what he had gotten himself into, it was too late for him and his fate had already been sealed. Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr) was living with his mother at first. He was heading on the same path that Doughboy was heading at the time because his mother couldn?t handle Tre and keep him under control, seeing as she had many other things on her shoulders trying to do well in school so she could be successful and leave the hood. So she was forced to make Tre live with his father. His father Furious Styles, became a father to Tre when he was seventeen years of age. He later on had survived the hood and learned the right ways of living it. He taught Tre how to be a man and how to...

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