Ragtime movie

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Ragtime (movie)
This is an American drama film of 1981 which was directed by Milos Forman basing on
historical novel Ragtime of 1975.
The story takes place in the early 1900s in New Rochelle, New York and Atlanta city having its
music composed by Randy Newman.
The story talks about racism which is depicted by Coalhouse Walker, Jr who is an
African American pianist who is in love with Sarah. Though he is an African American he is not
shy like attitude with other African American at the time in his new Model T Ford, he announces
of marrying Sarah and he is so happy but his problems start because when he is blocked out of
the way by volunteer firemen lead by Conklin. He leaves to find a racist policeman only to find
his car soiled with manure, after protesting he is arrested by the policeman for illegally parking
his car. He tries to pursue a legal action for vandalization of his car but fails to get a lawyer to
represent him due to his race. His wife to be Sarah attempts to inform president Roosevelt about
his case but she is beaten by guards gets injuries and succumbs to wounds. Due to Sarah
s death,
he gangs up with a group of his supporters who threatens to attack more firehouses after
ambushing volunteer firemen and killing several and demands for the restoration of his car and
Conklin handed over for justice. Later he agrees to surrender if the commissioner agrees for his
supporters to depart in his restored car. He surrenders to police but as he steps out of building
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with his hands raised the commissioner Waldo orders a sniper finish him who after being shot
stumbles and falls dead.
1. Class
In this story, there is a show of class where Harry Kendall Thaw who is a millionaire
industrialist married to Evelyn Nesbit who feels that he is not recognized for his reputation and
feels angered when the latest creation by White of a nude statue is unveiled which is a model of
his wife. He publicly shoots and kills White for humiliation and he thinks that his wife has been
corrupted by White and he is detained in an asylum but he is later released towards the end
. The might of class is also depicted where Thaw’s wife is bribed by Thaw’s lawyer Dephin to
keep silent about his husband’s mental instability by a million-dollar divorce settlement she
accepts and at the trial she testifies how White had abused her but later she is caught by the
lawyers with Young Brother naked and she is told Thaw will sue her for divorce for infidelity
she is offered less which she takes for her divorce settlement.
2. Gender
Gender is depicted by women not having a place to argue in their families like looking at
a case from a family which resides in the suburban of New Rochelle a wife doesn’t have a say in
the family like in the case where they find an abandoned child the husband refuses her to take in
the baby and the mother when police intends to charge the mother with neglect and murder but
later he accepts and about Father controlling when the dinner or breakfast is to be served the
Father does all as he is the one having the bell and if not him it is the son Young Brother. Also,
the case of gender appears where Thaw's wife is bribed not to reveal his husband
s sanity and
also in the case where they are caught with Young Brother when she is naked and is told that his
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husband will sue her for infidelity. There is also a case of gender where Thaw’s wife is forced by
her husband at the start of the movie to say what she wants.
3. Conclusion
The movie is acted at a time where people had started to have a class and where African
American were so discriminated in terms of race and where women had nothing to say or offer in
front of their husbands. (Seibert)
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Works cited
Seibert, Perry. ALLMOVIE. 20 November 1981. 15 April 2018.

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