The Rocket Essay

1186 words - 5 pages

The Rocket 5Running Head: FRENCH CANADIAN DISCRIMINATIONThe Rocket: A Film Review Depicting a Theme of French Canadian DiscriminationJessica Marasco0348583Dr. Michel JohnsonKINE 101011/05/07The film "The Rocket" is the biographical story of hockey legend Maurice Richard, that uses sports to highlight historical bigotry. The movie highlights the discrimination that faced French Canadians at the time of Richard's hockey career. This caused Richard to be torn between his desire to play hockey, and the pressure to give voice to an emerging nationalism. The movie depicts the sociological theme of French Canadian discrimination demonstrated by the language barrier, racial harassments, and physical assault between Maurice Richard and English speaking Canadian and American society. Maurice Richard remains a French Canadian icon, who always fought injustice, on the level of hockey, because that was his domain. This related to the French Canadian population, who projected their hopes and dreams onto the "Rocket".The language barrier between the French and English speaking people played a huge role in French Canadian discrimination. At the time, the control of Quebec's economic sphere had largely been dominated by English Canadian and American investors. This is demonstrated at the very beginning of the film, when a 17 year old Maurice rushes from his grinding machine shop job to the championship game at an outdoor rink because his Anglophone boss kept him late as punishment for talking to a French union activist. This language barrier continues into Richard's hockey career. The Montreal Canadian players mention in the film that none of the coaches, managers and owners spoke French. They are only given instructions in English, and when they do not reply or understand they are viewed as unintelligent. This is evident when Maurice Richard ties Joe Malone's 27 year old record of 44 goals in a season. The newspaper article the next day read to Maurice Richard by a fellow teammate says "they talk about the game, the record, and your lousy English." Maurice eventual publishes an article in a newspaper about his frustration about his mistreatment. This led to the Montreal Canadian's coach Dick Irvin to congratulate his team on their Stanley Cup with a few words said in French. This was rare occurrence, displaying Irvin's respect of his talented French Canadian players. Along with the language barrier that Maurice faced, he was attacked with racial harassments.Maurice Richard was tormented with racial harassments throughout the film. He was asked by his barber in the film what Dick Irvin had said to Maurice that made them win series during the Stanley cup playoffs. Dick Irvin had said to his players "You Frenchies are all alike. It is in your blood! You are nothing but a cowardly, no spunk, no stiffer from the chicken droppings". This disrespect made Maurice want to prove his coach wrong, inadvertently trying to prove English society's disproval of the French, by...

Find Another Essay On The Rocket

How is the rocket related with Newton's three laws?

825 words - 4 pages On October 31st, we finally shot up our rockets. Some of the rockets went well as we predicted; some others did not. Our rocket was launched three times in total, and out of all three, only one launch managed to get the parachute out when it was needed. In this report, I am going to write about what relationship the rockets have with Newton’s three laws we have been studying lately. I will connect each of Newton’s three laws with the rocket

Standoff Rocket Program: The Power of Autonomy and Learning

1984 words - 8 pages national security. Standoff rocket program's administration rationality reflects this in a direct manner: get master, entrepreneurial project chiefs; engage them; secure them from formality; and settle on choices rapidly about what undertakings need to be begun and what ventures might as well stop. To keep up an entrepreneurial environment and the stream of new plans, standoff rocket program consistently turns program administrators lock stock and

Wes Anderson. It is based on a review of his three films: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums

1421 words - 6 pages Removed for PrivacyFilm Criticism02/25/2003A Study of Works of the Auteur Wes AndersonWes Anderson, a young and relatively new director, has to date directed only three major motion pictures and a short film. The short film Bottle Rocket, made in 1994 went on to be made into a full-length film in 1996. His second film, Rushmore (1998) was widely hailed as a masterpiece at its Cannes Film Festival debut. His third and final movie to date was the

This is a film analysis of the movie "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" It is another quirkfest from Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tannenbaums)

611 words - 2 pages Another quirkfest from Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tannenbaums), this film has some of the most imaginatively charming images on screen this year, especially a tiny rainbow-striped seahorse and a cutaway side view of a ship that is as delightfully cluttered as a dollhouse conceived by Joseph Cornell. And it has Anderson's trademark oddball characters from a mix of cultures, all speaking in his trademark corkscrew speech and

Rocket Lab

1476 words - 6 pages Daily Responses Day 1 Procedure: We made a rough sketch of a rocket that we will possibly build in day 2. We decided on putting a twenty-four-ounce bottle on top of a two-liter bottle. We also decided to put fins on the rocket that are about as long as the two-liter bottle.Day 2 Procedure: We decided on a two-bottle design. We put together a two-liter bottle and a twenty four-ounce bottle on top of the two-liter bottle with duct tape. We put

Water Rocket Project

1858 words - 8 pages The design that I have made for my rocket is tall and somewhat fat because I used two 2 liter soda bottles for the entire rocket. Also, I used two 2.63 liter tea bottles to combine the two 2 liter soda bottles and to make the outer shell to surround the egg and the placement of the parachute. It is quite simple, with very few to no decorations such as the fins because I want to keep the weight of the rocket the same and not add even more mass

Rocket

1079 words - 5 pages One of the greatest gifts that I ever received was an angel pin from mygrandmother. It was the Christmas of 1993 when she gave it to me, twelve months aftermy aunt had died. To me, the pin represented my aunt watching over me and my family. Ihave always thought of her as an angel because of her angelic voice. My grandmother diedseven months after that Christmas, and then the pin meant even more to me. Now I felt asif I had two angels watching

Types of Rocket and Jet Propulsion

1606 words - 6 pages Jet and rocket propulsion use basic laws to unitize the power that complex propulsion systems produce. Jet and rocket engines use Sir Isaac Newton's concepts with both basic and complex systems of propulsion. Rockets can be basic with little to no moving parts, and they can also be very intricate with hundreds of miniature systems all working together. Some of the different fuel rockets are solid, liquid, nuclear, and ion. Because of the extreme

This is Thematic Analysis of 2 novels "Rocket Boys" and "Sister of My Heart"

713 words - 3 pages Thematic Analysis of Rocket Boys and Sister of My HeartDedication is defined by Webster's Dictionary as "a devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose." Without dedication you would never succeed at anything, but with dedication you can do anything you put your mind to. In these two novels, Rocket Boys and Sister of My Heart, by Homer H. Hickam and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the characters can only succeed in life if they are determined

Gamma Flight Reflection

864 words - 4 pages all at once, I cut it into three pieces of tape. I put it around the capsule to insure my egg didn't have inertia. The biggest reason why my “eggstronaut” survived the flight was because of my parachute. I parachute came out when my rocket reached apogee, and gave my egg a nice safe landing. So, these are the design elements that made my egg survived the flight. While building the rocket, I built it a certain way, which had an effect during

Background essay

869 words - 4 pages The reason I chose this experiment is because I like rockets and space travel. I like the part where you make the rocket and it is tedious work, but you get the fun to fly it over the heads of everyone. My topic could be used for a school project or something. Before I start to talk about how my rocket is going to be assembled, I’ll tell you a bit on the history of rockets. The first rocket were made in China using their gunpowder and the

Similar Essays

The Amazing Rocket Essay

3255 words - 13 pages Rockets In Ancient times The first rocket like device was invented around 100BC by a Greek named Hero of Alexandria. This device was called an aeolipile. It consisted of a sphere mounted on a water kettle. A fire beneath the kettle turned the water to steam, which then traveled through pipes to the sphere and was expelled through two L-shaped pipes that caused the sphere to rotate. Hero Engine When rockets as we know them were first

Maurice "The Rocket" Richard Essay

575 words - 2 pages Maurice "the rocket" RichardOne of the greatest teams of the century was the Montreal Canadiens, and they also had one of greatest players of the century.That player was Joseph Henri Maurice Richard, mainly called Maurice. He was the oldest child of Onesime and Alice Richard. He lived in the north end of Montreal PQ. He started skating at the age of four, by the time he was a teenager he dominated the local school teams.In 1942-43 season he

Robert Goddard And The Rocket Essay

651 words - 3 pages Over time, some of the simplest rockets and other space inventions have become even more elaborate. In 1232, the first rockets were used by the Chinese and the Mongols while experimenting with their creation of gunpowder. (“Rocket History.” N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2014.) Rockets were also tossed around with for fireworks and for the war between the Chinese and the Mongols. (“Rocket History.” N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2014.) They built and fired

The Biography Of Maurice "Rocket" Richard

1502 words - 6 pages Through recent historical scholarship and in relation to the documentary video 'The Rocket The... Man The Legend' a video based on the hockey player Maurice Richard contributes to our historical understanding in several ways. Throughout out the video, the author uses many source and approaches, to show an understanding the impact Maurice had on and off the ice and how he contributed a lot in our history of the game hockey.Maurice was an