"Crash" vs "The Tortilla Curtain" Comparison Essay by Patrick James Lontoc

"Crash" vs "The Tortilla Curtain"
A comparative analysis of T.C. Boyle's novel "The Tortilla Curtain" and the movie "Crash".
# 107479 | 1,247 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | PH

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This paper discusses how both the movie "Crash" and the novel "The Tortilla Curtain" deal with issues of racism and tolerance/intolerance. It looks at how both the film and the book show the lives of different individuals of different ethnicity and how their lives were intertwined with each other due to a specific incident at the start of the story. It also discusses how both are stories that deal with racism and racial prejudices and how both have a theme of cultural intersection and show how each race prejudices the other.

From the Paper:

"In the movie "Crash", the interweaving of the lives of the characters started when two African-American males decided to car nap an SUV owned by a white woman. Crash is a movie that depicts the lives of 8 main characters that get their lives intertwined with each other in different parts of the movie. To name a few characters, there is this white lady, Jean Cabot, who got her SUV stolen in the first part of the scene. Jean Cabot is afraid of people who are not of the same race as she is and has prejudices on all other races and became more paranoid because of the car napping incident. She had her locks replaced in their home but had them redone when she found out that the locksmith was Hispanic. There are the two African-Americans who talk about being stereotyped as criminals when in fact they really are criminals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Robert Jensen and Robert Wesnitzer. "Crash and the self-indulgence of white America". http://www.nthposition.com/crashandtheself-indulgence.php
  • T.C. Boyle. The Tortilla Curtain. September 1996. Penguin Books

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