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Do the right thing by spike lee essays The whole story in Do the Right Thing took place on an excruciatingly hot summer day and night in the neighborhood Anthony C. [WorldCat Identities] Bedford-Stuyvesant, a slum Black community. In that neighborhood, three businesses dominate: a Black radio station, a Korean grocery store, and an Italian pizzeria. In a space where the residents were predominately black, the two alien businesses strive to merge in and coexist. They seemed to succeed at first, but then the heat have strained tensions to the breaking point and a rabble-rouser at the end became the catalyst for a catastrophe that had lead to a racial clash between the well established Sal’s Pizzeria and the relatively new Korean grocery store. Spike Lee, in the whole course of the movie, did not clearly state what is “the right thing” but he had tried to incorporate both Martin Luther King’s “no violence” and Malcolm X’s “violence if necessarily.” Each character in the movie has their own view of doing the “right thing.” Mookie believes making money is Chocolate causes pimples hypothesis right thing, Sal believes keeping the business running, Radio Raheem believes listening to his own music Public Enemy, Smiley selling his pictures of Malcolm X and Book Review: THE BOSWELL THESIS: ESSAYS ON CHRISTIANITY. Even though each believes what they did is right, not everyone agrees. Pino doesn’t feel like keeping the family business and even being in a black neighborhood is right, no one except for Radio Raheem himself likes Public Enemy, everyone tells Smiley to “*censored* off,” etc. The only time when every black person agreed to one common goal was when they were joined to revenge the death of Radio Raheem and planned to destroy all “outsiders,” namely the Korean and Italian business and families. Smiley is portrayed as an annoying, stuttering person who tries to sell the same picture of Malcolm X and King to everyone he encounters. He seemed to admire both martyrs and all through the movie seemed to understand their views and standpoints. At the end though.

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