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American History X-Analysis To analyze the film American History X one would need to dig deep and sift through the roots of the film to locate the seeds of hate planted in Derek as a youth To bring forth the factors that shaped Dereks personality would reveal who is brother is to become and why Yet in the end it will strike the viewer as being ironic that through all of Dereks hatred he changes his views completely Unfortunately his influence on his brother to become the same person makes it to late for Danny as he becomes the target of a tragedy provoked by his mislead point of view Lets start at the beginning at the flashbacks of Dereks youth where the first signs of his innocence being influenced negatively show It becomes apparent to the viewer where the first signs of his hatred come from During the flashback where Derek and the rest of the family are sitting having dinner the subject of Dereks school studies come up He begins to speak of a book his teacher has assigned to read dealing with African American subjects Right off the bat his father begins to shoot down the idea that Derek at first supports about interracial relations Now it becomes evident where the first spark of Dereks flame for hatred of different races becomes lit From his father his own flesh and blood and his main mentor and guide in life he begins to think about any and all negative aspects of the black race From there the hatred that ends up consuming Derek is passed down Shortly after his father is killed by a black man while putting out a fire Being killed while putting out a fire by someone of the black race just added fuel to the fire burning in Derek It becomes clear from his own words while being interviewed by the news on the death of his father what
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