Instructor's Name

Sooyoung Chung



Writing Process

Editor's note: This paper was honored with the Barbara Farrelly Award for Best Writing in ENG 100 or ENG 114.

We were told to write a paper that analyzes a sequence (a scene or connected series of related scenes that are edited together and comprise a single, unified event, setting, or story within a film's narrative) or two related sequences from the movie Freedom Writers. We were asked to identify the rhetorical purpose of the sequence(s), examine the rhetorical elements employed (mise-en-scène, cinematography, acting, editing, sound) and explain how these elements worked together to achieve the rhetorical goal—successfully or unsuccessfully. I loved this prompt and was nominated by my teacher to submit this to Line by Line.



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