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GRAN TORINO
BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS
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Detroit: Rise (motor city, rise of population) - Fall (bankruptcy, loss

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Eine Zusammenfassung der Sternchenthemen Gran Torino und Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter + Key topics, die bei beiden Sternchenthema behandelt werden + Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede

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ENGLISH ABITUR 2022 GRAN TORINO BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS SETTING: Detroit: Rise (motor city, rise of population) - Fall (bankruptcy, loss of jobs and population - poverty) Impact on Walt: Feels strong connection to the city because he lived and worked (ford industry) there his whole life, now it seems like a nightmare for him because of the different immigrants around his neighborhood, very patriotic/ loyal CHARACTERS WALT KOWALSKI GENERAL Still living in his 50's Alienated from his sons - portrayed as a grumpy old loner, but also does nothing to change their relationship (except the phone call after he got the diagnose) Deeply rooted patriotism - American flag outside of the house, typical American white house with lawn in front of it, use of weapons, daily beer drinking Old fashioned - doesn't (want to) understand the cultural change around him KOREAN WAR Fought for three years and is still haunted by the things he did (killed several men and an innocent teenager) He is trying to block out the old memories and his past but gets reminded of it because of his Hmong neighborhood He wants to act all by himself and does not trust anyone else, answers violence with violence LONELINESS Spends most of his time alone on the porch (daily routine) Only companion after his wife died is his dog daisy and...

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his drinking buddies he sees occasionally Dorothy was his only connection to his surrounding/ society Character/ Identity seems to be shaped by war Wants to be left alone but starts to connect to Thao and Sue MASCULINITY Stereotypical behavior of a man (solving problems on his own, gun, always strong and not showing emotions, working-class men/ blue-collar-worker) Using violence to deal with issues (taking his gun when Hmong people stepped on his lawn) THAO VANG LOR GENERAL FATHER - Grows up in a female household without a male role model Lack of self-confidence, is torn between gender roles and Hmong and American culture and traditions (national identity) – is searching for identity Thao has no true father figure because of Thao being a man doing female chores his masculinity gets questioned by the family Through the things Walt teaches Thao, Walt becomes a father figure/ role model for him MASCULINITY Succeeds in doing men's work during the "manning up process" from Walt Thao works for the community and is happy about it Starts dating Youa, learned to talk like a man and got a job - stereotypical man SUE LOR GENERAL Self-confident, knows what she wants, educated/ bilingual and stubborn Protects her family and stands up against the gang Bridges - helps to start/ develop the relationship between Walt and her family (link between Hmong people and Walt/ American society) Her tough behavior is dangerous for her as a woman because men are stronger (gang raped her and showed the male gender as the "dominant" one) RELATIONSHIPS WALT&THAO BEFORE DEVELOPMENT Walt being disrespectful, calling him "Toad" or a "big fat pussy" and telling him that he does not behave like a man Thao needs to walk off his guilt to undo his dishonoring of the family (after trying to steal the GT) DURING DEVELOPMENT Walt still thinks Thao is not able to do anything (first exercise was to count birds) Thao is growing experience while working for Walt Is happy about work - disappointed when Walt waves him off Thao is impressed by the amount of tools Walt has Start of "manning up process" - start of friendship Addressing personal matters - Walt needing to see a doctor, Thao's issue with the gang, ... Walt giving Thao the opportunity to develop confidence + self-esteem AFTER DEVELOPMENT Walt as a role model and father figure for Thao Protecting and helping each other - Walt beats the gang leader up; Thao helps Walt to carry the washing machine Walt lets Thao take the most important thing in his life, the Gran Torino, for his date - symbol of trust WALT&SUE BEFORE DURING AFTER Same as Thao: Walt has racial prejudices against the Lor Family and does not want to talk to none of them AFTER After saving Sue from the harassment, she experienced on her date he is telling her a lecture seems like a father-daughter talk but still racist (she should break up and stay with her own kind) Although Walt is racist towards the Lors', Sue starts to like him and invites him to come over to their barbeque party Sue tries to bridge and forces Thao to go to Walt and excuse for his behavior - working for him Sue explains him the Hmong traditions and behavior - Walt seems to realize that he has more in common with the Hmong family than with his own family by blood Feeling connected to the Hmong culture/ Sue - Sue calling him "Wally" WALT&HIS SONS/ FAMILY BEFORE Failed communication They are just calling Walt if they need something Mitch and his wife are misjudging Walt (thinking he is too old and can not handle his chores), they want him to move into a retirement home (so they do not have to take care of him and have his house) Grandchildren are also just interested in his good (Niece asking/ hoping to get his Gran Torino) He wants to open to his sons and tell them about his problems/ illness, but he is insecure and does not know how to handle the situation - instead just asks how the sons are going and getting blocked off because Mitch had work (helpless attempt to get closer before his death) Walt feels guilty about the failed relationship to his sons (confession) WALT&OTHERS FATHER JANOVICH Only connection is Walt's deceased wife Dorothy and the church Walt does not respect him at first (21-year-old virgin...), but changes his point of view in a few aspects after their personal conversation He makes Walt face his past again, but Walt just feels guilty for kissing another girl, disconnection to his sons and not having paid taxes BARBER (MARTIN) Going regularly - are familiar with each other, one of his few friends Using a lot of swearwords, being "manly" around each other Walt takes Thao to the barber to show him how a real man should talk SYMBOLS GRAN TORINO Walt's most important and expensive memory to the past (working for Ford) and his deceased wife Symbol for his masculinity ("muscle car"), stands for America's past and its values (old school) Showing off the Gran Torino as a symbol for Walt's pride of being a true American Start of Thao's and Walt's friendship (stealing the car) - shows closeness of their friendship because Walt trusts Thao with the car (for the date, after his death) Walt's symbolic presence after his death - Thao becoming the "new" Walt TOOLS/ BEER/ CIGARETTES Things a man should have/ do to truly be masculine Cigarettes: His illness and him coughing blood because of his lung cancer Tools: Showing Thao how a man should behave and what he as a man must have in his household (manning - up process) Borrowing Thao his tools - symbol of trust GUNS (SYMBOLIC OR REAL) Walt points at the African Americans who were harassing Sue, also pointing/ pretending to shoot at Spiders gang - should threaten Walt always shows his guns and weapons but never uses them - in contrast to the Hmong gang Guns are a symbol for masculinity and strength, being able to defend yourself To Walt: defending himself because he does not want any help from others but also to defend the people that are important to him e.g., Sue at her date or the Lor Family as their house got shot at To the Gang: Violence, showing their dominance and that they will even kill innocent people to receive respect But also, guns being the end of the Gang, because Walt tricked them Materialistic connection to Korean War MIRROR Self-recognition (self-acceptance) realizing that he is seriously ill or has more in common with people he did not respect in the beginning (Hmong people) than his own family by blood Key-scene: Him fleeing in the bathroom at the BBQ-Party at the Lors' Home and watching his perception towards the Hmong people changing LIGHTER/ MEDAL OF HONOR Reminder of Walt's guilt Carries his lighter with him since 1951 (reminds him of his war crimes) - dealing with his trauma Gets shot by the gang takes the lighter from his pocket to trick the gang members - unloading his burden from the past and ending the gang violence towards Thao and Sue (ending something bad - his past, starting something new and good - Thao's and Sue's peaceful life) CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS SETTING Mississippi: a state in the US with a history of racism and slavery, confederate state with racial segregation It takes place in Chabot in the late 1970's and tells the story of two half-brothers, Silas and Larry, who are torn apart and slowly come together again CHARACTERS LARRY OTT His unusual hobbies and interests are making him a misfit: reading (horror stories), interested in nature and fishing He feels empathy to monsters because that is how other people see him He lives in a remote place - he does not have the ability to meet up with others when he is not at school, he was often ill/ not at school He was teased and bullied by other kids "when he stuttered the other boys laughed" He has always wanted friends but cannot shake off his reputation of being an outsider - Halloween Party He struggles with judging if people really want to be friends or not, he is very naive - judged the situation with Cindy completely wrong The combination of his naivety and desperate loneliness leads him to trust/ talk to Wallace SILAS JONES Local police constable He takes risks - when he defends Cindy against her father but also does not follow her that night even though he knew Cecil was waiting He had lied to himself about his past, after 25 years he was forced to tell the truth and admit his guilt, exonerate Larry - secret hindered him to live his life to the full No father figure in his childhood, there was just his mother and the several boyfriends she had from time to time, was shook after he realized that his real father was Carl Ott Jealous of Larry as a kid: warm place to live, family, land to call his own vs. Silas' hunting cabin As an adult Silas realized he was lucky not to have grown up as Larry did: toxic household, ostracizing from society/ school RELATIONSHIPS LARRY&SILAS At a young age they became friends despite social and family pressure (used to explore woods, go hunting and fishing) - had to keep their friendship a secret because of their different skin colors Connection: Both had a lack of a father figure that takes care of them (Silas: physically, Larry: emotionally), both like storytelling Friendship got destroyed after the fight for the rifle and Larry insulted Silas with racial slurs Silas let Larry take the blame regarding Cindy Walker, betrayal

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 ENGLISH ABITUR 2022
GRAN TORINO
BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS
SETTING:
Detroit: Rise (motor city, rise of population) - Fall (bankruptcy, loss

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ENGLISH ABITUR 2022 GRAN TORINO BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS SETTING: Detroit: Rise (motor city, rise of population) - Fall (bankruptcy, loss of jobs and population - poverty) Impact on Walt: Feels strong connection to the city because he lived and worked (ford industry) there his whole life, now it seems like a nightmare for him because of the different immigrants around his neighborhood, very patriotic/ loyal CHARACTERS WALT KOWALSKI GENERAL Still living in his 50's Alienated from his sons - portrayed as a grumpy old loner, but also does nothing to change their relationship (except the phone call after he got the diagnose) Deeply rooted patriotism - American flag outside of the house, typical American white house with lawn in front of it, use of weapons, daily beer drinking Old fashioned - doesn't (want to) understand the cultural change around him KOREAN WAR Fought for three years and is still haunted by the things he did (killed several men and an innocent teenager) He is trying to block out the old memories and his past but gets reminded of it because of his Hmong neighborhood He wants to act all by himself and does not trust anyone else, answers violence with violence LONELINESS Spends most of his time alone on the porch (daily routine) Only companion after his wife died is his dog daisy and...

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his drinking buddies he sees occasionally Dorothy was his only connection to his surrounding/ society Character/ Identity seems to be shaped by war Wants to be left alone but starts to connect to Thao and Sue MASCULINITY Stereotypical behavior of a man (solving problems on his own, gun, always strong and not showing emotions, working-class men/ blue-collar-worker) Using violence to deal with issues (taking his gun when Hmong people stepped on his lawn) THAO VANG LOR GENERAL FATHER - Grows up in a female household without a male role model Lack of self-confidence, is torn between gender roles and Hmong and American culture and traditions (national identity) – is searching for identity Thao has no true father figure because of Thao being a man doing female chores his masculinity gets questioned by the family Through the things Walt teaches Thao, Walt becomes a father figure/ role model for him MASCULINITY Succeeds in doing men's work during the "manning up process" from Walt Thao works for the community and is happy about it Starts dating Youa, learned to talk like a man and got a job - stereotypical man SUE LOR GENERAL Self-confident, knows what she wants, educated/ bilingual and stubborn Protects her family and stands up against the gang Bridges - helps to start/ develop the relationship between Walt and her family (link between Hmong people and Walt/ American society) Her tough behavior is dangerous for her as a woman because men are stronger (gang raped her and showed the male gender as the "dominant" one) RELATIONSHIPS WALT&THAO BEFORE DEVELOPMENT Walt being disrespectful, calling him "Toad" or a "big fat pussy" and telling him that he does not behave like a man Thao needs to walk off his guilt to undo his dishonoring of the family (after trying to steal the GT) DURING DEVELOPMENT Walt still thinks Thao is not able to do anything (first exercise was to count birds) Thao is growing experience while working for Walt Is happy about work - disappointed when Walt waves him off Thao is impressed by the amount of tools Walt has Start of "manning up process" - start of friendship Addressing personal matters - Walt needing to see a doctor, Thao's issue with the gang, ... Walt giving Thao the opportunity to develop confidence + self-esteem AFTER DEVELOPMENT Walt as a role model and father figure for Thao Protecting and helping each other - Walt beats the gang leader up; Thao helps Walt to carry the washing machine Walt lets Thao take the most important thing in his life, the Gran Torino, for his date - symbol of trust WALT&SUE BEFORE DURING AFTER Same as Thao: Walt has racial prejudices against the Lor Family and does not want to talk to none of them AFTER After saving Sue from the harassment, she experienced on her date he is telling her a lecture seems like a father-daughter talk but still racist (she should break up and stay with her own kind) Although Walt is racist towards the Lors', Sue starts to like him and invites him to come over to their barbeque party Sue tries to bridge and forces Thao to go to Walt and excuse for his behavior - working for him Sue explains him the Hmong traditions and behavior - Walt seems to realize that he has more in common with the Hmong family than with his own family by blood Feeling connected to the Hmong culture/ Sue - Sue calling him "Wally" WALT&HIS SONS/ FAMILY BEFORE Failed communication They are just calling Walt if they need something Mitch and his wife are misjudging Walt (thinking he is too old and can not handle his chores), they want him to move into a retirement home (so they do not have to take care of him and have his house) Grandchildren are also just interested in his good (Niece asking/ hoping to get his Gran Torino) He wants to open to his sons and tell them about his problems/ illness, but he is insecure and does not know how to handle the situation - instead just asks how the sons are going and getting blocked off because Mitch had work (helpless attempt to get closer before his death) Walt feels guilty about the failed relationship to his sons (confession) WALT&OTHERS FATHER JANOVICH Only connection is Walt's deceased wife Dorothy and the church Walt does not respect him at first (21-year-old virgin...), but changes his point of view in a few aspects after their personal conversation He makes Walt face his past again, but Walt just feels guilty for kissing another girl, disconnection to his sons and not having paid taxes BARBER (MARTIN) Going regularly - are familiar with each other, one of his few friends Using a lot of swearwords, being "manly" around each other Walt takes Thao to the barber to show him how a real man should talk SYMBOLS GRAN TORINO Walt's most important and expensive memory to the past (working for Ford) and his deceased wife Symbol for his masculinity ("muscle car"), stands for America's past and its values (old school) Showing off the Gran Torino as a symbol for Walt's pride of being a true American Start of Thao's and Walt's friendship (stealing the car) - shows closeness of their friendship because Walt trusts Thao with the car (for the date, after his death) Walt's symbolic presence after his death - Thao becoming the "new" Walt TOOLS/ BEER/ CIGARETTES Things a man should have/ do to truly be masculine Cigarettes: His illness and him coughing blood because of his lung cancer Tools: Showing Thao how a man should behave and what he as a man must have in his household (manning - up process) Borrowing Thao his tools - symbol of trust GUNS (SYMBOLIC OR REAL) Walt points at the African Americans who were harassing Sue, also pointing/ pretending to shoot at Spiders gang - should threaten Walt always shows his guns and weapons but never uses them - in contrast to the Hmong gang Guns are a symbol for masculinity and strength, being able to defend yourself To Walt: defending himself because he does not want any help from others but also to defend the people that are important to him e.g., Sue at her date or the Lor Family as their house got shot at To the Gang: Violence, showing their dominance and that they will even kill innocent people to receive respect But also, guns being the end of the Gang, because Walt tricked them Materialistic connection to Korean War MIRROR Self-recognition (self-acceptance) realizing that he is seriously ill or has more in common with people he did not respect in the beginning (Hmong people) than his own family by blood Key-scene: Him fleeing in the bathroom at the BBQ-Party at the Lors' Home and watching his perception towards the Hmong people changing LIGHTER/ MEDAL OF HONOR Reminder of Walt's guilt Carries his lighter with him since 1951 (reminds him of his war crimes) - dealing with his trauma Gets shot by the gang takes the lighter from his pocket to trick the gang members - unloading his burden from the past and ending the gang violence towards Thao and Sue (ending something bad - his past, starting something new and good - Thao's and Sue's peaceful life) CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS SETTING Mississippi: a state in the US with a history of racism and slavery, confederate state with racial segregation It takes place in Chabot in the late 1970's and tells the story of two half-brothers, Silas and Larry, who are torn apart and slowly come together again CHARACTERS LARRY OTT His unusual hobbies and interests are making him a misfit: reading (horror stories), interested in nature and fishing He feels empathy to monsters because that is how other people see him He lives in a remote place - he does not have the ability to meet up with others when he is not at school, he was often ill/ not at school He was teased and bullied by other kids "when he stuttered the other boys laughed" He has always wanted friends but cannot shake off his reputation of being an outsider - Halloween Party He struggles with judging if people really want to be friends or not, he is very naive - judged the situation with Cindy completely wrong The combination of his naivety and desperate loneliness leads him to trust/ talk to Wallace SILAS JONES Local police constable He takes risks - when he defends Cindy against her father but also does not follow her that night even though he knew Cecil was waiting He had lied to himself about his past, after 25 years he was forced to tell the truth and admit his guilt, exonerate Larry - secret hindered him to live his life to the full No father figure in his childhood, there was just his mother and the several boyfriends she had from time to time, was shook after he realized that his real father was Carl Ott Jealous of Larry as a kid: warm place to live, family, land to call his own vs. Silas' hunting cabin As an adult Silas realized he was lucky not to have grown up as Larry did: toxic household, ostracizing from society/ school RELATIONSHIPS LARRY&SILAS At a young age they became friends despite social and family pressure (used to explore woods, go hunting and fishing) - had to keep their friendship a secret because of their different skin colors Connection: Both had a lack of a father figure that takes care of them (Silas: physically, Larry: emotionally), both like storytelling Friendship got destroyed after the fight for the rifle and Larry insulted Silas with racial slurs Silas let Larry take the blame regarding Cindy Walker, betrayal