Discuss how Eurocentrism operates in each film, particularly in terms of how we are presented the story.

conduct a compare/contrast analysis of Frozen River and The Karate Kid (1984). However, the main prompts will be a little different from the last paper.

**Also, a tip: arguments are always strongest with evidence – in this case, this might include specific details, plot points, quotes, etc. from each film.

In your three main “body” paragraphs, address the following prompts:

● While Karate Kid is a Hollywood (major studio) film, Frozen River was produced by an Independent studio. Even without being told that, what sort of clues from each (in terms of plot, cinematography, etc.) could clue you into this difference?

● Discuss how Eurocentrism operates in each film, particularly in terms of how we (the viewer) are presented the story. But sure to explain “Eurocentrism” in this section (if you’re unsure as to the meaning, consult our American on Film book).

● Consider how, in each film, the non-White main character fits into any of the stereotyped caricatures presented for his/her racial group in American film. Does (s)he ultimately play a stereotyped role, or stand out for defying the usual roles?