Analysis of bell hooks no love in the wild

Full Looking Beyond the Obvious Bell Hook’s No Love in the Wild encourages her readers to look beyond the obvious in her reflection about the movie entitled Beasts of the Southern Wilds. In contrast to the acclamations of her friends about the film and the enjoyment they experienced watching it; the author expressed her disdain of the scenes portrayed in the movie. She then goes on to relate her understanding of the film, claiming that it presents a lot of violence which is not at all entertaining. Although the story presents real life circumstances, the film tends to communicate that violence is natural and therefore, acceptable. To her, the 6-year old protagonist is a symbol of the racially discriminated, belonging to the weaker sex and ultimately representing those who are unable to fight for their basic rights. She is the epitome of the Black race, considered to be survivors because they are rough and tough.
Similarly, Henry Giroux uses the same approach to call the attention of his readers to see what the images after Katrina really meant. Racism, feminism and violence may be the thesis of Hook’s argument but Giroux shifts from racism to specifically point out the social issue on class, where the poor are involved. Katrina may be just a story of disaster to many people but to the second writer, it is a calamity that exposed the naked truth about how the poor are disregarded in America. During Katrina, decaying bodies of different colors including Whites, males and females, young and old; were left alone for several days. Giroux mentions that this shows how the poor are not given much attention; they were not the priority of the government. It may not be necessary to mention but perhaps, if only the cadavers will not become threats to the health of people and the political status of officials, they would have been totally abandoned.