Film Analysis: American History X
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... Film Analysis: American History X First Last Dr. TeacherFirst TeacherLast Number 19 February 2011 Film Analysis: American History X Plot Themes of hate, insecurity, racial tensions, neo-Nazism, childhood influences, sibling idolization, and intricacies of relationships all mesh together in the film American History X (Morrissey, 1998). Edward Norton plays the protagonist in the film, Derek Vinyard, a skinhead neo-Nazi, representing a hate filled American subculture where his disturbed childhood and pent up anger finds an outlet. Derek is influenced by his racist father but his own sub surface racism comes hurtling forward when his father is killed. He becomes a senior figure in the local new-Nazi...