After watching the film you are going to work with the content of the film. You are going to write an essay which concludes the following parts. Be sure to explain your opinions and give examples from the film that supports what you think.
You start by introducing what you are going to write about. You should also tell the readers from where you got your information. Was it from books, articles or the Internet. Write a short summary of the movie. Use the headline Introduction for this part of the text.
After the introduction you start your presentation of both facts and your own thoughts about the movie. You must write about all the 6 different questions. Use the heading Main body for this part of the text.
Why did Derek have to go to prison? What happened to him when he got there? Why did he change his point of view about black people? How did he change?
What is the theme/subject of the movie? What do you think the movie wants to tell us? Can you learn anything from the movie?
Why do you think that Derek became a Nazi? Derek’s brother Danny also became a Nazi when Derek was in prison. Why do you think that happened?
A lot of people in this movie do a lot of horrible things towards other people. Do you think that we are born evil or is the society and our parents making us evil/bad/good?
Why do you think that the movie is called American History X?
How can people become Nazi if they have heard about things that happened during the Second World War?
Write a short summary of what your text is about. Use the heading Summary for this part of the text.