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Freedom Writers Plot Structure

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Fred Lee

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of Freedom Writers Plot Structure

By Fred Lee The Freedom Writers Introduction Inciting Incident Rising Action Cilmax Falling Action Erin Gruwell gets a job at Woodrow Wilson High School, which has recently put an integration plan in palce. Gruwell makes her class do a "Toast for Change," allowing everyone to open up about their struggles and how they would attempt to change each. The assignment gives each student hope and become recognized as "heroes."
Erin Gruwell assigns another project that requires each student to write diaries in book form. Through the assignment, Gruwell learns of the hardship and difficult lives all students have to live through outside school. Gruwell compiles all the diaries and names it "The Freedom Writers Diary." Gruwell is prevented from teaching her kids' junior and senior year from the school board. Gruwell fights this decision. At the same time her husband divorces her because she has been giving far more attention to her students than to her husband. Gruwell ends up successfuly convincing the superintendent to permit her to teach her kids' junior and senior year. The film ends with a note that Gruwell succssfully prepared numerous high school students to graduate high school and attend college, for many the first Gruwell's enthusiasm is challenged when she realizes that her class are all "at risk" high school students, who were deemed as unteachable. The students were not the eager college students she was expecting. The high school studetns segregate into racial groups in the classrom, and involve in countless gang fights. Not only does Gruwell meet opposition from her high school students, but she also has a difficult time with her department head, who refuses to let her teach her students with books in case they get damaged and lost.
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