Boyz N Da Hood

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This popular film 'Boyz N the Hood', which was nominated for both best director and original screenplay takes place in South Central Los Angeles, California. Before the opening seen of the movie there are two messages that come across the screen about violence in South Central, LA. The one message states that one out of every twenty one black American males will be murdered in their lifetime. The other message says that most will die at the hands of another black male. The plot of the movie is based about a young male named Tre' who was sent to live with his father in South Central to learn discipline and life lessons. Before moving in with his father Tre' was following the path of a criminal lifestyle. Tre' then learns from his father …show more content…

This could be because of the fact that he had a capable guardian around telling him right and wrong and guiding him down the right path. I believe that having a capable guardian in your life with a good head on their shoulders could be the difference between being in jail and a free person. It shows in this movie after one of Tre’s best friends gets killed. Tre’ reacts on instincts and goes out with his other buddies to hunt down the killers of his best friend. But as they are driving around you can see it in Tre’s face that he is contemplating following through with it, it was almost like you could hear his dad in his head telling him that this is not the right thing to do. Tre’ ends up making the right decision and asks for them to pull over and he exits the car. There were motivated offenders around Tre’ but the help of his capable guardian made him overcome these obstacles. Tre’s friends however, were not so lucky. One of Tre’s friends, dough boy, was a perfect example of how this theory fits the movie. Dough boy lived right across the street from Tre’ so he too had suitable targets all around him. The difference in this case was that Dough Boy’s mom did not seem to care about him. She seemed to care about what Ricky, (Dough Boy’s brother and Tre’s best friend) and how he did. This lack of attention from Dough Boy was crucial because this left him without a capable guardian. Dough Boy did whatever