Slums paper

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Slums of Two Different sides of the World There are many similarities between Meirelles’s City of God, released in 2003 in Brazil and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, released in 2008 in the United Kingdom, at the most the two films being comparable of main characters. These similarities are two different by two different sides of the world and how the main characters get out of the slums. These both films have a positive outcomes but have had rough upcoming to get out of the ghetto. The first similar pair of characters are the main characters, Rocket from City of God and Slumdog Millionaire, Jamal Malik. Both are somewhat of an outsider they didn’t choose the wrong path, they were just surrounded by people that did bad. For Rocket …show more content…
The ending of these films are comparing and contrasted, both evil villains died by a gun shot. They are different because of what they died for. A simple, direct contrast between these films is the fact that in City of God, one of the antagonists killing for Lil Ze, while for Slumdog Millionaire it was a protagonist killing for Salim. Lil Ze died for his gang and his pride, as for Salim dying for his brothers friend, that was his apology for what he has put Jamal though, Salim’s loyalty to get Latika back. These opposite endings further illustrate a negative and positive side of death. Even though these good and bad sides to these films that happened in the two of the world’s largest slums, as two perspectives of different countries. City of God was the control of the drug lords in Rio de Janerio and Slumdog Millionaire the invasion of the Muslims. These help clarify the importance of these films with Rio being controlled and in India’s invasion. As a strong good ending to these films is that Rocket became a famous photographer and very successful with his work, coming out of the slums and becoming wealthy. As for Jamal becoming poor to rich, for playing the questionnaire game, and knowing every single question for just searching for his best friend being put in situations. For these two characters being smart and wise about their decisions. This was interesting to find these