Mother To Son And Ballad Of Roosevelt: An Analysis

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To take action implies moving forward and reacting to a situation where something needs to be done in order to make a difference to one’s life. inspiration plays a big role in taking action and moving forward, inspiration gives you the courage and motivation to keep on going. 3 pieces of work will be analysed and contrasted from 2 different authors or directors, these include The Blind Side a film produced by John Lee Hancock; as well as poems Mother to son and Ballad of Roosevelt both in which were written by Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Born on February 1, 1902 and passed away on May 22, 1967 He was one of the most influential people at the time and guided the…show more content…
“So, boy, don't you turn back, Don’t you set down on the steps” as the poem goes on she motivates her son to take action and demands him under no circumstances to give in to his struggles, the mother essentially expresses to her son that he is able to do it; as she was. This poem is also very much based on ambiguous…show more content…
This film widely explores the main principles of inequality and struggle. And how it can be easily overcome by factors such as the need for family and love and feeling the sense of belonging, where the stereotypical expectations are broken through as Michael oher as disadvantaged as he was, gets up on his feet and strives to turn his life around, this description can very well fit the story and meaning of that in which Langston Hughes attempts to portray in his poetic stories of overcoming conditions of hardship and poverty. During this film Leigh Anne Touhey is constantly dressed in white clothing depicting Her purity and Angelic like behaviour. Throughout the film Leigh Anne is constantly inspired by Michaels ohers behaviour to keep on moving forward and taking action; “Your changing that boy’s life-no he’s changing mine” Leigh Anne is inspired by Michaels efforts evident to this quote. “You threaten my son, you threaten me “Leigh Anne Touhey is very protective of her son and considers Michael as part of the family, this assertiveness that Leigh Anne has creates a good sense of belonging for

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