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Quick Note: This is a research-based paper I wrote for my English 101 class at Arizona State University. Focusing on Hoop Dreams I take a look at the paths of Arthur Agee and William Gates in Chicago's Inner City. I then go onto critically analyze the claim the movie makes while also finding information to support that claim. It's quite a bit of a read (seven pages double-spaced), but bear with me and I hope you will enjoy it. I'll try and break up all the paragraphs so they're easier to read. 


Sports are the present…and the future. No, not the future of everything, but a present and future advocate for social and cultural change. They have been around for thousands of years in one form or another. Sports have been a part of human life since the Greeks and they have constantly evolved with the times, people, society and culture.

The film Hoop Dreams is an archetypal example of the comingling of sports, society and culture. This film follows two young men who use their exceptional basketball talent to aspire to get out of poverty, and through strife and setbacks they struggle to succeed for the good of their families and them...

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