I AM SAM Essay

This essay has a total of 362 words and 3 pages.

I AM SAM


I Am Sam was an enlighten story of a struggle of a man and his daughter to stay together. In this movie

the director showed the viewers a realistic situation between family and state. The director also did an

excellent job portraying the illustration of the main character (Sam) and his daughter (Lucy) personal

struggle within. This story showed the importance of love and family.

The movie I Am Sam introduces conflict between the family and state. The main character (Sam) and

his daughter (Lucy) represent the family and Social Services represent the state. The conflict is first seen in

the movie when Sam's daughter Lucy becomes age seven. At the age of seven Lucy is smarter than her

mentally-retarded forty year-old man with autistic tendencies. When the Department of Social Services

discovers this situation they take action. The conflict also toke place due to the fact that Sam had to rely on

help from his friends, including his eccentric neighbor (Diane Wiest) and a lovable group of similarly

Continues for 2 more pages >>




  • Film Noir
    Film Noir Forty years after Raymond Borde and Étienne Chaumeton defined the challenge, critical commentators on film noir continue to grapple with it. Ironically, American writers did not immediately take up consideration of this indigenous phenomenon and the question of its "essential traits." Only gradually in a frequently cross-referenced series of essays in the 1970s did they begin to express themselves. There are now a dozen full-length books in English concerning film noir and undoubtedly
  • Dominican music and film
    Dominican music and film The Caribbean island nation of the Dominican Republic is little known by most Americans, but America is ever present in the Dominican consciousness. Until Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire went head to head in the legendary homerun battle of 1998, few Americans were aware of any American-Dominican rivalry in western hemispheric culture. Nothing gave Dominicans more pride than to see Sosa hold Major League Baseballs homerun record, albeit for less than 24 hours before McGuire
  • Americanization
    Americanization "Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once compared liking next to the United States to sleeping with an elephant. He said, ‘You cannot help but be aware of its every movement.\'" http://www.pbs.org/pioneerliving/segments/Americanization.htm The issue of American culture and its globalization has raised a lot of controversy. "The era of globalization" is becoming the preferred term to describe the current times. The term Americanization has been around for years. It wa
  • Americanization
    Americanization "If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose- because it contains all the others- the fact that they were the people who created the phrase to make money. No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity- to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created." Ayn Rand People have always been inte