Sample Business Studies Essay on Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers

In the movie Freedom Writers, there are numerous scenes based on racial and gender differences amongst students. Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) is a teacher at Woodrow Wilson high school and witnesses a number of scenes as the story unfolds. The first scene happened where a gang fight took place in the school neighborhood and many students stayed away from school. This is because they had segregated themselves into racial groups an action that accelerated the rivalry amongst students. Another scene, Eva (April Lee Hernandez) and Sindy (Jaclyn Ngan) visit the convenient store after school. Grant Rice (Armand Jones) joins them and is disappointed for loosing arcade game where they were playing with other students. After demanding for refund from Paco (Eva’s boyfriend), shooting erupt and Sindy’s boyfriend was killed. Eva is left at a cross road because of her relationship with the victim and the offender. She is the witness in the case. However, she seems to favor her boyfriend through her testimony. The next scene involves Gruwell (the teacher) demystifying a racial drawing in class. The drawing was meant to upheavals the underlying rivalry between races. However, Cruwell used this opportunity to teach students about the negative effects of the holocaust that took place in the country. She was able to convince some of the students to abandon their negative behavior as she strived to win their trust. Many people lost their lives during holocaust an event that should be used to unify different races living in America.

The forth scene happened when Miep Gies (Pat Carroll) was invited to share her experiences as she hosted Anne frank during the war. After she narrated the story, Eva cried and decided to reveal the truth about the killing that happened. She was attacked thereafter by her gang members. She fled from her home to live at her aunt’s place. Lastly, Gruwell is divorced by her husband for standing by her principles while Margaret denies her to teach her young ones. She finally convinces her to allow her to take the children through senior and junior years. Margaret feels that Gruwell is determined to reveal and introduce her children to racial studies that would facilitate integration which was against her wish.

Summary of Chapters 3 and 4

Chapter three concentrates on the family which is viewed to be a unit of the economy. Specialization in the family has an inverse relationship with income generation and bargaining power. Women take care of the family as men look for food to feed their families. Having specialized labor in the economy improves the productivity level. A family bargaining approaches is defined by their ability to meet the transaction costs.

Chapter four on the other hand covers the underlying benefits of families’ engagement in non market work. Non market production has a value to the whole society both in the short run period and in the long run period. Estimation of the values is carried out to ascertain the derived benefits. American family has experienced changes especially during the twenty first century. These changes culminate from the dynamic nature of market economy. Spending is dependent on the level of income that family members put on the table at the end of the day. Where families struggle to make end meet, the non market activities are seen to rise as times continuous. This is because of the fact that the activities supplement the market activities that a family engages in. Thus, value addition brought by these activities is determined by the use of economic models.