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The Freedom Writers Diary

The students began their journey divided. Guarded by pain and preconceived notions, they could not readily see the pain in those from different backgrounds. Over the span of four years, they...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 3:51 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The main characters in "Freedom Writers" are the teacher, Erin Gruwell, and the students. Some of the students play more prominent parts in the movie than others - for example, Eva, the most...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2015 1:37 pm UTC

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In the Holocaust scene of the Freedom Writers movie, the focal point is not as much the museum itself but the students' facial expressions and reactions to what they are experiencing while in the...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2018 11:44 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

There are many challenges that Erin Gruwell faces when beginning to teach at an inner-city high school. She is young and optimistic, but she is about to enter one of most difficult teaching...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019 4:27 pm UTC

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The use of caricature in the Holocaust was one of the primary ways that the Nazis convinced the non-Jewish citizens of Germany that many of the negative stereotypes about Jews were not only true...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 10:12 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary ends with an epilogue that is filled to the brim with hope. The book tells the story of 150 young people labeled "unteachable" who end up in Erin Gruwell's class. Gruwell...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 5:10 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The moral lesson of The Freedom Writers Diary is that education is not merely the acquisition of facts, but a powerful process that brings out students' common humanity by increasing their...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 11:37 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Erin Gruwell's The Freedom Writers Diary uses the power of the pen to illustrate the power of the written word. At the same time, the pen is used as an instrument which allows students to notate...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2013 4:33 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In the Freedom Writer's Diary, a true story of Gruwell's teaching experiences, the students, African-American, Asian-American, and Latino, have many reasons to avoid others not of their own races...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2015 9:54 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Beyond the historical significance of their name choice, the Freedom Writers are metaphorically associating their diaries with the personal freedom the act of writing brought them. In many ways,...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2018 2:04 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

There was never any widespread ban of The Freedom Writers Diary. In fact, this book is widely included in high-school curricula in many schools across the United States. As a work of nonfiction...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 2:35 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The importance of self-worth to Ms. Gruwell's students can be seen in how they use her content to formulate emotionally strong positions about the world and their place in it. Ms. Gruwell...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2016 5:37 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In The Freedom Writers Diary, Mrs. Gruwell profoundly influenced her students. Mrs. Gruwell influenced her students by inspiring them to value themselves. Throughout the book, many of the students...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 4:51 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Books serve as a key to open the students’ eyes to other children’s suffering and danger. Most of the information their previous teachers had put in front of them seemed remote from their lives. It...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 11:06 pm UTC

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She refers to them as a gang to demonstrate to her students, almost all of whom are gang members or most likely future gang members, that gangs abuse power and that they do not improve a community....

Latest answer posted April 26, 2010 8:41 am UTC

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In The Freedom Writers Diary, labels impacted many of the students. Although not all of the labels were “negative,” they all influenced how the students were viewed. Throughout the book, many of...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 3:52 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In general terms, I would say that Ms. G's success with these challenging students was a result of her taking education out of the classroom and into real life. Where this struck me the most was...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2018 9:25 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Mrs. Gruwell is the object of suspicion and jealousy among her fellow teachers. For one thing, they strongly object to her teaching methods, finding them somewhat unorthodox. They also resent the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 9:30 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Great question! In the book The Freedom Writers Diary, The Diary of Anne Frank and Miep Gies made a profound impact on many of the students. Many of the students related to The Diary of Anne Frank....

Latest answer posted May 16, 2016 5:12 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In the first pages of the book, we learn of Erin Gruwell's shock that her high-school students have never heard of the Holocaust. She assigns them to read The Diary of Anne Frank. She wants them to...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 1:20 pm UTC

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In the book The Freedom Writers Diary, Ms. Gruwell desired to teach her students during their senior year. Unfortunately, it was challenging for Ms. Gruwell to receive permission to teach the...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2016 7:44 pm UTC

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The writer of diary entry 33 is a student who is in a gang. He recounts going to the witness chair to testify in defense of his friend Paco by implicating a member of a rival gang for a murder. He...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 11:46 am UTC

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Ms. Gruwell's teaching philosophy is unorthodox, certainly far too unorthodox for her fellow staff members, who neither understand nor appreciate her radical efforts to get through to her students....

Latest answer posted August 23, 2020 10:11 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In The Freedom Writers Diary, Erin Gruwell shows persistence through her belief system. Erin's philosophy embraces human dignity. She does not negotiate on this idea. It is what drives her to...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2016 3:04 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The simple answer to this question is that they don't know any better. Just think what kind of backgrounds these students come from, what kind of lives they've been leading. For the most part,...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018 8:06 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Participation in the Freedom Writers had many positive effects on the students as well as the teacher. One important benefit was to reduce the conceptual distinction between "education" and "life."...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 4:22 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Great question! In the book The Freedom Writers Diary, many of the students learn to empathize with others. Through the students’ readings and educational experiences, many of the students learn to...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 2:51 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In The Freedom Writers Diary, there are numerous conflicts. The diary entries from Erin Gruwell’s students at Woodrow Wilson High School depict manifold struggles and hardships. Some entries deal...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 1:12 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In The Freedom Writers Diary, Diary One entry offers some unique insights into the writer’s perception of the new teacher and the classroom. In Diary One, the writer illustrates multiple...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2016 5:43 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary is a true story, a series of diary entries from the 1990s written by the author and her students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It is in part memoir but is often...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 12:55 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In a critical essay, the writer is tasked with interpreting and evaluating the text (or movie). This falls into the persuasive writing arena because the writer must make a claim and then back it up...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2018 11:03 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

It’s possible to claim that The Freedom Writers Diary teaches one that people, regardless of their race, have problems. Everyone, in some way, is struggling and dealing with difficulties, which is...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 4:53 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The main characters in The Freedom Writers Diary are Erin Gruwell and her students. Before the diaries start, there’s a note. The note says that the diary entries from the teens won’t be...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 3:04 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In Freedom Writers, the 2007 film adaptation of the 1999 book The Freedom Writers Diary, there’s a scene where Eva goes to see a relative of hers in jail. After this scene, the movie cuts to the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 4:01 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In linking the Nazis to a "gang," Erin reaches her students in both a thematic and culturally relevant manner. Consider how she is able to bring the subject up to her students: One day, Gruwell...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2011 3:00 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In the spring of 1998, all 150 of the Freedom Writers graduated from Wilson High School. In the book's epilogue, Erin Gruwell mentions that many of them went on to attend college. She says that...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 2:23 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The main problem in the book is a lack of tolerance. Wilson High School has a very diverse student body, but everyone is stereotyped by their race or ethnicity. Ms. Gruwell's challenge is to break...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021 12:24 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

In the 1999 non-fiction book, The Freedom Writers Diary, the student-author of Diary 17 remembers a time when she was bullied by a group of girls on the bus on account of her weight. The girl...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2019 3:42 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Erin clearly feels that the educational system sets up kids from certain backgrounds to fail. The system is all too quick to pigeon-hole students according to their race and the neighborhoods in...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2019 7:23 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

On the night before she starts her new job as a teacher, Ms. Gruwell writes down her thoughts in her diary. It's fair to say that she's more than a little apprehensive about what is to follow. And...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 11:29 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

I don't see anything at all in the lines above that could be interpreted as being racist. The theme suggests taking pride in one's identity and individuality and being the best one can be. This...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2009 8:12 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary proclaims its genre in the title. It is a diary, which is to say a personal memoir detailing the experiences of the author or, in this case, authors. This type of work...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021 12:29 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary has a familiar story arc. Erin Gruwell and her students face adversity as they try to fight racism and bureaucracy in Woodrow Wilson High School and the local community....

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021 12:07 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

None of the students in Ms. Gruwell's class die, but some of them witness death in their community and write about it. Death and violence is a recurring theme in the diary entries. One writer says,...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 4:55 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

The setting of The Freedom Writers Diary is Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, primarily the classroom of Erin Gruwell in the mid 1990s. The Freedom Writers themselves are...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 12:10 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

To figure out when the Freedom Writers graduated high school, one has a couple of methods at their disposal. First, look at the structure of the book. The book is organized by the season and the...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021 2:05 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Erin Gruwell is a teacher and writer who began her teaching career at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California in 1994. In her classes, Gruwell pioneered a style of teaching that...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021 1:09 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Erin Gruwell started work as a student teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California at the age of twenty-five in 1994. The following year, she returned to work at the same school...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 11:29 am UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Erin Gruwell's The Freedom Writers Diary contains numerous journal and diary entries which detailed the figurative and literal journey Gruwell and her students set out upon. For one of the reading...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

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The Freedom Writers Diary

Let's discuss what a "So what?" is in a literary analysis. Providing this element gives your writing purpose. It is meant to show that you are writing with a purpose, and that helps your reader...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2015 1:24 am UTC

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