The Hurricane Analysis

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The Hurricane
Hope is one of the main themes in the movie, The Hurricane. Hope has the ability to keep people going. It can drive them to achieve their goals and with time, their vision. Hope gives one something to look forward to as it helps their vision to remain clear and unclouded. With hope, overcoming hardships becomes easier as a sense of direction is provided. Despite Rubin Carter’s levels of hope fluctuating, he did not lose hope. His hope escorted him through prison, shielding any ideas of giving up from consuming his thoughts. Carter was not somehow blessed with hope; he made a conscience decision to acquire and maintain it. Upholding this decision required consistent strength and will power. Carter’s undying determination and admirable self belief helped him clutch and firmly grip a scorching, red ball of hope. This results in Carter emerging from jail proud and undefeated by an unjust and racist system.
The importance of communication is emphasised in The Hurricane. Many important instances of communication in the movie were written communication. Carter uses writing as a pass time as well as a method of expression. Carter writes his autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, while in jail. The power of words is seen when a boy named Lesra reads the book and takes it upon him to help Carter. Throughout the film, Lesra and Carter connect through letters and photos despite their different locations and a bond is formed. Lesra and three Canadians go to extreme lengths to have Carter freed as they believe in his innocence. Communication managed to get Carter out of jail but ironically a miscommunication is what got Carter into jail.
Throughout Carter’s jail life, he puts himself through demanding physical training in order to maintain his athletic abilities. He works when others are sleeping. Carter serves as his own motivation. He uses the power of the…...

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