Consider movies you have seen that portray teen or child empowerment (for example, Finding Forrester). What is the appeal of these movies? What similarities do they share? Are they believable? Why? Write a comparison-and-contrast essay comparing two of these films.
The Vietnam War has been the subject of a number of excellent films, for example, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Apocalypse Now!, and Born on the Fourth of July. View one of these films or another film about this war. Examine the protagonist’s life and decisions. Write a brief essay to assess the difficulties he or she faces both physically and psychologically.