Timely Social Concerns
Jordan Peele’s film Get Out addresses a number of pertinent and timely social concerns, all while being pretty horrific. For this assignment, I want you to write a short, 1-2 paragraph discussion of one of the social issues the film addresses, and refer to at least one bit of dialogue directly, in which this issue is addressed in a meaningful way. The most obvious social concern addressed in the film is obviously racism. But we all know this already, so please do NOT simply say that the film is addressed to racism. Instead, think of the various forms or aspects of racism that the film addresses and try to focus on one of them. Nuts and bolts: 350 words, MLA style, at least one direct quote from the film. Set this up in a 1-2 paragraph response, but not more. Don’t spend more than one or two sentences introducing the film. Spend your time explaining how it addresses one specific issue and describing at least one scene you can point to where you can describe this happening.