The Transformation of Derek Vinyard in "American History X"
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This paper discusses the film, "American History X", in terms of culture and the images it presents to society. The paper focuses on the transformation of the main character from a skinhead to someone who rejects both racism and violence.
From the Paper:"American History X" depicts the several transformations of Derek Vinyard, a Neo-Nazi skinhead whose life is depicted in a series of flashbacks. Shreve Vinyard is a young man who is introduced as a serious student with no racial prejudices and who becomes a radical skinhead after the murder of his fireman father by African-Americans during a fire in a crack house. In prison Vinyard is befriended by a Black inmate..."
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