Movie: Stand And Deliver - Mr. Escalante Should Be Essay

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Movie: Stand and Deliver - Mr. Escalante Should Be An Inspiration to Everyone

In the movie Stand and Deliver, double entendre ran rampant. During an
Algebra lesson one day at the beginning of the school year, Mr. Escalante told
Angel, a gang member, to "fill the hole". Not only was he referring to the hole
as an illustration, but also to the hole in the students lives as a result of
lack of education, the gangs, and in many cases, a poor upbringing.
Mr. Escalante must have seen some potential in Angel and was trying
desperately to fill the hole caused by a lack of education in his life. However,
Angel, tied very deeply to his gang "family", would have none of it. Jaime
wants Angel to pull a complete attitude reversal by learning and self
improvement, but Angel, stubborn to the core, was not going down without a fight.
Through seemingly endless struggles, Mr. Escalante endures hardships and
insults to try and save the students and the school. Finally, he finds a
handhold and clings to it as if his life depended upon it. In the end, Angel,
as well as the other students, makes a huge stride by studying and passing the
AP Calculus exam.
In yet another interpretation of this seemingly meaningless statement,
Mr. Escalante could be referring to the hole caused by discrimination. Jaime
knows that because of their ethnic origin, they will have a constant struggle to

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