Working Class Rebellion Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Working Class Rebellion
This paper discusses working class rebellion as depicted in Phillip Bonosky's novel, "Burning Valley," and the film, "Norma Rae," directed by Martin Ritt.
# 50231 | 1,220 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Mar 30, 2004 in Literature (American) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Sociology (General)

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This paper uses examples from a novel and a film to demonstrate that, until there is resistance, revolution, or rebellion, people usually will accept their position in society as either a worker or someone in the upper class, such as a business manager. The author points out that, after examining several instances from the novel and the film, it is clear that the different mindset of the working class from the upper class causes a class structure gap. The paper stresses that rebellion is a disturbance that causes members of the working class to rethink their position.

From the Paper:

"While there are many differences between Norma Rae, in the film titled "Norma Rae," and the character of Benedict Blumanis, they share an important similarity. They have the potential to change their way of thinking. After a man that she had been sexually involved with beat and verbally abused Norma, she came across the familiar face of a union organizer, Reuben. In this scene, as she asks Reuben questions, Norma is displaying her willingness to understand and her openness to change."

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