Spike Lee. Jungle Fever (1991)

TOPIC:Often times when we hear an opposing view, we assume that its source is evil or negative. Thisis especially true when the perspective is stereotypical or racist. My observation is that most bigots arenot racist cognitively or intentionally and many times they are unaware of the stereotypes that they areapplying to others. Often times, bigots have developed their beliefs via life experience. This essaychallenges you to examine a situation from the bigots point of view. 

PROMPT:Your assignment is to present an argument that helps your reader to understand the perspective ofan individual bigot or homogeneous group of bigots who oppose(s) interracial relationships, sex and/ormarriage. You must choose a character or group from Jungle Fever. Note: if you choose a group it cantbe broad, it must be a group of characters or a character from the movie.You should think of this assignment as a reflection on how a bigot came to their belief. Yourgoal is not to pass judgment on your chosen bigots belief but rather to use your research to see how theirpoint of view developed into a perspective. Your overall goal is to present a crisp, succinct perspectiveon a single moment in the life of the character(s) or group that you chose. Write as if you were aninvestigator and draw on your outside research to help us empathize with how the bigot(s) developed theirperspective.You must analyze the bigoted view about interracial relationships. As examples, re-watch thescenes from Jungle Feveri at Paulies shop and Drews war council at Cyrus house. In both scenes, there is a homogenous group of people (same race and gender) discussing interracial relations. Bothgroups express an attraction for interracial sex at some point in the conversation (curiosity), yet bothgroups are strongly opposed to a deeper interracial relationship, such as marriage. 

ESSAY EXPECTATIONS:You must: Introduce your chosen bigot in the first paragraph of your essay. Express your chosen bigots belief. Within your essay, please include facts that led your subject to his/her bigoted perspective. Research to identify facts that you can use to develop and articulate your own perspective on thebigot that you are writing about. Pull these facts from the movie/story AND from your outside research materials. Help the reader to develop empathy towards your chosen bigots point of view by:- Researching the time period, major personalities and terms that define the culturalhistory of your chosen bigot.- Researching what type of forces create this type of bigotry towards interracialrelationships. Stay away from anecdote and personal beliefs (including those passed to you by yourparents/mentors). Remember to cite your sources every time. Id prefer that you use Chicago Manual Style, butyou can use MLA or APA. Note: Please see a librarian or SCAA to help you with citations. In particular, be sure to use support from outside sources other than word-of-mouth anecdotes. Ichallenge you to remove your beliefs from the body of the paper. NOT write in FIRST PERSON, i.e. dont use I, me or my. Note: Please share your worldviewgrounded in your sources cited for this essay.PAPER REQUIREMENTS:1. Your paper should be no less than 3 full pages and no more than 4 pages2. 12-point, Times New Roman font3. Double spaced4. Standard margins5. Include page numbers6. Include a cover sheet (see attached sample provided), which is not to be included in your pagecount.7. Include a bibliography (see attached sample provided), which is not to be included in your pagecount.8. Endnotes (sample provided at the end of these instructions)9. Site all resources using MLA, APA or Chicago Manual Style. Note: #8 required10. 3 Scholarly sources: 1- Half and Half; 2- Jungle Fever the movie; 3- A scholarly source thatreferences Jungle Fever.Must be a Word Document, not .pdf or .txt file.