The Hate U Give: Final Thoughts and Reflections


Some of the first things that are mentioned in the book is the lessons the main character, Starr Carter, is taught by her parents; what to do when approached by the cops. She repeats the lesson to the reader about doing whatever the police tell her, keeping her hands visible, not making any sudden moves and only speaking when spoken to. The book “The Hate U Give” brings up many diverse subjects by showing insights into the African American community and to the life of many young African Americans. The author, Angie Thomas, shows insight through this fictional story that’s based on very much real happenings.

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Book Review: The First Three Chapters

“The Hate U Give” is a powerful statement written in an incredibly engaging manner. The first three chapters set the tone and theme for the rest of the book as we’re explained the meaning of the title, and how these chapters form the focus of the plot. The killing of Khalil, a friend of the main person Starr, acts as the main event of this book. This puts the focus on police brutality and, racism, and goes into depth about the effects on the surroundings of such events.

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Gran Torino: Prejudice Being a Lack of Information

“How does culture influence one’s belief systems and how can getting to know different cultures change your own belief system? Use the film and your own experiences in your answer”

It’s not too rare that we’ll hear some elder person speak negatively about a certain ethnicity or country, and mostly base their statements on pure stereotypes. That type of prejudice and racism is luckily not as common within the younger generation, and I have a specific idea as to why that is.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist; a Character Analysis​

The main person, Changez, in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” plays the part as the director in this particular book. We are being told and explained everything from his view and perception, in which results in the book not having any dialogue when in present time. Changez’s overall control when talking to the American (whom he introduces at the very beginning of the book) exceeds to the point of him even describing the man’s reactions to his statements. This creates a very captive atmosphere whenever there is lead to believe there is currently an interaction between them, but then again we’ll never truly know what’s actually going on considering he has total control of the storytelling. The only moments we get dialogues are when jumping back to the past, the people whom he mentions are limited and often shift between his love-interest Erika, and his co-worker Jim.

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