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 Englisch Abitur Bw - GRAN TORINO
1.1. The setting
Detroit:
Detroit's boom: motor city, mass car production (-> Ford)
→ Rise of population a

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- Setting (Detroits history) - Characters (Walt, Thao, Sue) - The Ambiguity of belonging in GT - Symbols

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Englisch Abitur Bw - GRAN TORINO 1.1. The setting Detroit: Detroit's boom: motor city, mass car production (-> Ford) → Rise of population and popularity Detroit's fall: Ford couldn't live up to the customers demands anymore due to new technologies which replaced the assembly line production → Bankruptcy, loss of jobs and population, poverty, inequality Highland Park: A prestigious white middle class neighborhood until the 1960s where car plant workers with the same cultural background lived 2008: multicultural community, bad reputation (crime rate) Shabby and abandoned Walt is one of the only white people left in the district; he's been living in Detroit his whole life and worked for Ford -> pride and importance Now that "inferior" and "foreign" people are "invading" his neighborhood 1.2. Characters 5.2.a Walt widower (former wife: Dorothy Kowalski) Korean war veteran (-> still haunted by his trauma) → Feels guilt towards his wife ("the best thing that ever happened to me") and the people he killed in war (at least 13 men, including one innocent teenager) aggressive, grumpy, racist, old-school and direct attitude strong need of independency, refuses help Smokes & drinks a lot, swears, ready to use weapons, violence, owns a muscle car (- > the Gran Torino) -> stereotypical "manly" behavior Unknown illness, coughs blood, knows that he will die soon Character development: Realizes he has got more in common...

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with his Hmong neighbors than his own family Develops a friendship to Sue and Thao Saves Sue and Thao several times Is a role model for Thao -> spare father figure Questions his prejudices towards the Hmong people -> sacrifices his own life to make up for his war crimes and to provide a better life for Thao and Sue, to restore law and order in the neighborhood 5.2.b Thao sensitive, shy, insecure, "girlish" low self-esteem/-consciousness (easily persuaded by the Hmong gang into stealing the Gran Torino as an initiation ritual) is under constant pressure born into a Hmong family, he doesn't fit in the stereotype of a "real man" suffers from his resistance to join the gang (cigarette, drive-by shooting) Character development: Walt "mans him up” by adopting the stereotypes that were forced upon him → inherits the Gran Torino, gets a job (construction worker), starts to date Youa seeks revenge after Sue's rape 5.2.c Sue is integrated very well (school, has American friends, Trey) strong, independent, pretty, smart, admired by her peers deeply rooted in Hmong culture and at the same time a part of the American society remains patient and calm, shows Walt how ignorant he has been Character development: her optimism comes to an end when she is raped by her cousin's gang -> ending condition: broken, traumatized, hurt 5.2.d Relationships Walt & Thao: Thao works for Walt; though love; father-son/mentor-student relationship; role model; Thao gains confidence due to Walts "manning up process"; Walt is protective towards Thao Walt & Sue: Sue teases Walt ("Wally"); father figure & protective behavior; Sue tries to integrate Walt in society and helps him get over his prejudices; Walt admires Sue for being smart and brave Sue & Thao: Sue takes care of Thao and defends him, she wants him to be the best version of himself, empathizes with him; Thao looks up to his sister 1.3. The Ambiguity of Belonging in Gran Torino Walt: Thao: No deeper relationship to his family (father without bonds to his sons); they want to put him in a senior residency no "real" friends (only Martin, drinking buddies, no deeper bond/friendship); widower, his wife, who was the only person he had a really good bond with, died -> loneliness Korean war veterans were treated badly on their return part of the Polish-Catholic community (no emotional connection, only because of his wife, does not want to confess) ➜ biological vs. chosen family developing a friendship with Walt doesn't feel appreciated by his family (not seen as a “real man”); gender expectations wants to be part of the gang out of desperation Walt wants to "man him up" -> change him and make him fit in the stereotype instead of accepting him the way he is Sue: Lives between two cultures Doesn't want to be a criminal; doesn't have a plan for his life His father being absent -> lack of role model Society -> neither Hmong nor American Great conflict with her cousins, doesn't think very highly of them "Boys go to jail; girls go to college" Doesn't fit in her family's expectations of being a quiet, well-adapted girl Wants to be independent yet her family relies on her -> great responsibility Lacks a father figure Traumatized by rape -> her personality attitude "joy of life" seems to be completely destroyed at the end of the movie The Hmong people: Family -> they stick together and are connected by embracing their culture Hmong in the US struggle with the need to stay true to their culture but also integrate into society and feel at home in the US Faced with prejudice -> “always tolerated, never accepted" Their history and culture is not well known (fought on the US side in the war) Hmong gang as a way to feel as a part of a community 1.4. Symbols Gran Torino: "Muscle car" (masculinity) Walt is "outdated" (old model) American values takes part in Thao becoming a man closing the gap between Thao and Walt; symbol of their developing friendship (Thao tries to steal the car -> Walt gives him the car for the date) Lighter: symbol of Walt's Korean War experiences, constant reminder of his guilt Cross: symbol of Walt's salvation (dying in cross position) Life and Death: movie framed by two funerals often juxtaposed (Dorothy's funeral: Hmong birth ceremony, Walt's funeral: Thao and Sue's new life) Janovich's favorite topic Walt's death is foreshadowed (his disease, smoking, alcohol), he also killed at least 13 people Confession: Walt confesses to Janovich before sacrificing himself: kissed another girl, once didn't pay taxes (“like stealing”), not close to his sons; to Thao: killed 13 people, one innocent teenager

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→ Rise of population a

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- Setting (Detroits history) - Characters (Walt, Thao, Sue) - The Ambiguity of belonging in GT - Symbols

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Englisch Abitur Bw - GRAN TORINO 1.1. The setting Detroit: Detroit's boom: motor city, mass car production (-> Ford) → Rise of population and popularity Detroit's fall: Ford couldn't live up to the customers demands anymore due to new technologies which replaced the assembly line production → Bankruptcy, loss of jobs and population, poverty, inequality Highland Park: A prestigious white middle class neighborhood until the 1960s where car plant workers with the same cultural background lived 2008: multicultural community, bad reputation (crime rate) Shabby and abandoned Walt is one of the only white people left in the district; he's been living in Detroit his whole life and worked for Ford -> pride and importance Now that "inferior" and "foreign" people are "invading" his neighborhood 1.2. Characters 5.2.a Walt widower (former wife: Dorothy Kowalski) Korean war veteran (-> still haunted by his trauma) → Feels guilt towards his wife ("the best thing that ever happened to me") and the people he killed in war (at least 13 men, including one innocent teenager) aggressive, grumpy, racist, old-school and direct attitude strong need of independency, refuses help Smokes & drinks a lot, swears, ready to use weapons, violence, owns a muscle car (- > the Gran Torino) -> stereotypical "manly" behavior Unknown illness, coughs blood, knows that he will die soon Character development: Realizes he has got more in common...

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with his Hmong neighbors than his own family Develops a friendship to Sue and Thao Saves Sue and Thao several times Is a role model for Thao -> spare father figure Questions his prejudices towards the Hmong people -> sacrifices his own life to make up for his war crimes and to provide a better life for Thao and Sue, to restore law and order in the neighborhood 5.2.b Thao sensitive, shy, insecure, "girlish" low self-esteem/-consciousness (easily persuaded by the Hmong gang into stealing the Gran Torino as an initiation ritual) is under constant pressure born into a Hmong family, he doesn't fit in the stereotype of a "real man" suffers from his resistance to join the gang (cigarette, drive-by shooting) Character development: Walt "mans him up” by adopting the stereotypes that were forced upon him → inherits the Gran Torino, gets a job (construction worker), starts to date Youa seeks revenge after Sue's rape 5.2.c Sue is integrated very well (school, has American friends, Trey) strong, independent, pretty, smart, admired by her peers deeply rooted in Hmong culture and at the same time a part of the American society remains patient and calm, shows Walt how ignorant he has been Character development: her optimism comes to an end when she is raped by her cousin's gang -> ending condition: broken, traumatized, hurt 5.2.d Relationships Walt & Thao: Thao works for Walt; though love; father-son/mentor-student relationship; role model; Thao gains confidence due to Walts "manning up process"; Walt is protective towards Thao Walt & Sue: Sue teases Walt ("Wally"); father figure & protective behavior; Sue tries to integrate Walt in society and helps him get over his prejudices; Walt admires Sue for being smart and brave Sue & Thao: Sue takes care of Thao and defends him, she wants him to be the best version of himself, empathizes with him; Thao looks up to his sister 1.3. The Ambiguity of Belonging in Gran Torino Walt: Thao: No deeper relationship to his family (father without bonds to his sons); they want to put him in a senior residency no "real" friends (only Martin, drinking buddies, no deeper bond/friendship); widower, his wife, who was the only person he had a really good bond with, died -> loneliness Korean war veterans were treated badly on their return part of the Polish-Catholic community (no emotional connection, only because of his wife, does not want to confess) ➜ biological vs. chosen family developing a friendship with Walt doesn't feel appreciated by his family (not seen as a “real man”); gender expectations wants to be part of the gang out of desperation Walt wants to "man him up" -> change him and make him fit in the stereotype instead of accepting him the way he is Sue: Lives between two cultures Doesn't want to be a criminal; doesn't have a plan for his life His father being absent -> lack of role model Society -> neither Hmong nor American Great conflict with her cousins, doesn't think very highly of them "Boys go to jail; girls go to college" Doesn't fit in her family's expectations of being a quiet, well-adapted girl Wants to be independent yet her family relies on her -> great responsibility Lacks a father figure Traumatized by rape -> her personality attitude "joy of life" seems to be completely destroyed at the end of the movie The Hmong people: Family -> they stick together and are connected by embracing their culture Hmong in the US struggle with the need to stay true to their culture but also integrate into society and feel at home in the US Faced with prejudice -> “always tolerated, never accepted" Their history and culture is not well known (fought on the US side in the war) Hmong gang as a way to feel as a part of a community 1.4. Symbols Gran Torino: "Muscle car" (masculinity) Walt is "outdated" (old model) American values takes part in Thao becoming a man closing the gap between Thao and Walt; symbol of their developing friendship (Thao tries to steal the car -> Walt gives him the car for the date) Lighter: symbol of Walt's Korean War experiences, constant reminder of his guilt Cross: symbol of Walt's salvation (dying in cross position) Life and Death: movie framed by two funerals often juxtaposed (Dorothy's funeral: Hmong birth ceremony, Walt's funeral: Thao and Sue's new life) Janovich's favorite topic Walt's death is foreshadowed (his disease, smoking, alcohol), he also killed at least 13 people Confession: Walt confesses to Janovich before sacrificing himself: kissed another girl, once didn't pay taxes (“like stealing”), not close to his sons; to Thao: killed 13 people, one innocent teenager