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Thursday, September 16, 2004

American History X

If you haven't watched the movie mentioned on the title of the blog,It is high time you watched it!One of the best movies I have ever seen.Edward Norton at his best!For that matter,I have enjoyed watching almost every movie of Ed Norton.But this one stood out because of its gripping scenes and memorable dialogues.I could envision the amount of hate that the Americans could possibly have against the non-american masses and the way most of them come to terms with it,after realising the truth!Herewith I am reproducing a monologue from the movie.

Monologue from American History X :
His eyes no longer covered by a thick veil of hate, Danny (Edward Furlong) concludes his history paper as the sun rises on a brand new day.

Better Angels
written by David McKenna

Danny: (voiceover) It's 5:40 am and in about one minute I'm going to watch the sun come up. I don't know if I've ever done that. Anyway, we're going to try to pick things up, and start over. It won't be easy but we're all together again. And I feel good. I'm not sure if this paper is what you wanted, if I hit the social significance or whatever you're looking for. But, for what it's worth, thanks a lot.
So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned. My conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it. Derek says it's always good to end a paper with a quote. Says someone else has already said it best so if you can't top it, steal from them and go out strong. So I picked a guy I thought you'd like. "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched, as they surely will be, by the better angels of our nature."

The quote from Danny's paper is a paraphrase from Abraham Lincoln, from his First Inaugural Address on March 4, 1861: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." Beautiful words to be sure.

My Take on it :

Yepp!A wonderful thought pertaining to a number of guys of this age
-The ones which try to view the world always with a crooked view.
-The ones which think they are a level above than the common masses while in fact they are nothing but pieces of worthless shit.
-The ones which take pride in being arrogant while the fact is they live at other people's mercy.
-The ones which think they are always right,just waiting for the day to get royally screwed!
-The ones which act like the frog_in_the_well,confining itself to a small circle and mocking and jeering at the world outside.
-The ones which stupidly support stupidity of the above mentioned frog to any extent,totally oblivious of the insanity well evident in any of its actions.

'Hate' is something which has become a "cool" thing to display,which is able to pathetically survive to some extent only because its balanced on the other side by level headed minds and their patience!
The world shall wait for these idiosyncratic creatures to grow up and live sensibly.

Finally,the tagline of the movie..

"Some Legacies Must End."


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