Summarize the points made in the lecture you just heard, explaining how they cast doubt on points made in the reading.
In 1939, David O Selznick produced a film of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Gone with the Wind. The movie proved to be among the most important in the history of world cinema. To this day, in fact, it remains the American box office champion when adjusted for inflation. In 1940, the film won a record-breaking eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Recently, however, Gone with the Wind has increasingly come under fire due to allegations of racism in the movie. Consequently, its reputation has fallen in many critical circles.
The film tells the story of a Southern family who fight on the side of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Scarlett O’Hara, the main character, is a slave owner whose civilization goes to war to preserve the right to own and degrade African Americans. Life before the Civil War, during the days of slavery, is depicted as a golden age.
Scarlett’s maid and confidante, Mammy, is not even given a first name in the script. Meanwhile, Butterfly McQueen, who portrayed Prissy, a house servant whom Scarlett slaps across the face at one point in the film, was told by the director to deliver a hysterical performance emphasizing the character’s dim-wittedness, speaking to age-old negative stereotypes. Civil rights activist Malcolm X wrote of his embarrassment seeing Butterfly McQueen’s performance as Prissy that it made him want to crawl under the rug of the theater.
For all of these reasons, when watching Gone with the Wind today, modern viewers cannot help but feel admiration for how far the movie industry has come since its infancy. There is much to be embarrassed about in the early days of Hollywood films.
The text and the lecture provide two opposite viewpoints regarding the allegations of racism connected to the movie - Gone with the wind. While the text posits that the movie has encouraged racist elements, the professor feels that these allegations are overstated. In her eyes, the movie must be considered on a positive note - as it helped the talented black actors to get an opportunity to act. She provides counter statements to the opinion; the narrator held according to the text.
In the first place, the text states that the life of slavery was portrayed as a golden age in the movie. But, the professor claims that the movie has never suggested the right to degrade Africans. In contrast, the film has made a suggestion to change the lives of women, by expanding their opportunities, according to the professor. Thus, the notion that people were treated as slaves as per the reading, is countered in the lecture.
What's more, the movie depicted the character of the slave as a smart and rebellious person according to the professor. The slave often had the courage to disobey the orders of the master and Butterfly McQueen also won the best-supporting actress award for her hysterical performance. Moreover, the lecture states that while taking the other characters into account, the role of the slave has somewhat faded and this is the reason for some people to think in a negative sense. This contradicts the notion - the character was embarrassing - as per the lecture.
Finally, on the one hand, the text claims that the modern viewers cannot admire the characters played by watching the movie - Gone with the Wind, but on the other hand, the professor states that this movie has provided an opportunity for talented African actors to be a part of Hollywood films. Moreover, it provided job opportunities and has made a way for the future generation of blacks to act in movies, according to the lecture. So, the notion that the modern viewers must feel embarrassed about this movie, according to the reading, is refuted by the professor.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Possible spelling mistake found
...eading, is countered in the lecture. Whats more, the movie depicted the character ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, if, moreover, regarding, so, thus, while, in contrast, in the first place, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 10.4613686534 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 20.0 22.412803532 89% => OK
Preposition: 42.0 30.3222958057 139% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 5.01324503311 60% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1710.0 1373.03311258 125% => OK
No of words: 345.0 270.72406181 127% => OK
Chars per words: 4.95652173913 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.3097767484 4.04702891845 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.73301209328 2.5805825403 106% => OK
Unique words: 171.0 145.348785872 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.495652173913 0.540411800872 92% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 531.0 419.366225166 127% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 15.0 8.23620309051 182% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 2.5761589404 311% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 13.0662251656 115% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 21.2450331126 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.8459984223 49.2860985944 103% => OK
Chars per sentence: 114.0 110.228320801 103% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.0 21.698381199 106% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.93333333333 7.06452816374 112% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 4.45695364238 157% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.27373068433 47% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0950995325087 0.272083759551 35% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0329440839519 0.0996497079465 33% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.034306327911 0.0662205650399 52% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0607082656183 0.162205337803 37% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0243580948906 0.0443174109184 55% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.4 13.3589403974 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 53.8541721854 105% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 11.0289183223 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.78 12.2367328918 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.35 8.42419426049 99% => OK
difficult_words: 78.0 63.6247240618 123% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 10.498013245 107% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Write the essay in 20 minutes.
It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.
Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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