My Name Is Khan Reaction Paper
1. There are several themes portrayed in the film provide at least three defined each answer. There are three themes in the film that captured my attention.
First, is the struggle of Muslim in America after the September 11th attack, I saw how Other Muslims suffered in America even those Muslims are innocent and not belong to the group of terrorist that attract the world trade center.I saw how Americans backlash against Muslim for they think that all Muslim are the same they will kill for the sake of their lord. Second, is the religion this film is not only for Islam-Hindu this is for all religions in the world it just opens our mind that even though we have different beliefs we must respect each other and don’t judge each other’s belief like what mother of Khan said “there are only two kind of people in this world, good people who good deeds and bad people who do bad”.
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Lastly is the theme that all about family, family of Rizvan with his mother and brother and his own family together with Mandira it shows that despite of disability of Khan there’s always his family who loves him and take care of him, his love for Mandira is extraordinary he shows it not by doing things that can make Mandira happy but he shows it verbally. Khan is also despised by his brother but in the end his brother shows his love for Khan. 2. How do you characterize Mandira?Do you agree with her reactions, why or why not? Mandira is a good person, a good mother to her son.
She doesn’t care for what other people think when she marries Khan even Khan has Asperger’s syndrome and they have their religion. In the story where Mandira get mad to Khan, I don’t agree with her reaction when she blames their struggles on the last name “khan” because everything that happens to her family is not the fault of Khan and Khan doesn’t know what is happening.For me, it is not right that Mandira blame khan for what had happens to them for it is her decision to marry Khan so whatever happens to them they should not blame each other but at the other side I can’t blame Mandira she lost her son and it is normal for a mother to be hurt and at that time there is no justice for her lost so he get mad for other people who she thinks that the reason why it happens to her son. For me, Mandira must accept everything that happens to them because for me if it’s meant to be it will be. 3. Had you been Sam, would you also react the same way? (Pertaining to the scene at the football field) Why?If I had been Sam, yes I will react as the same way what he did at the football field, when he wants to talk with his best friend because it is his best friend and he wants to know why Reese is moving away from him even he doesn’t do anything that can hurt Reese. When the bad students came and interrupt Reese and Sam’s conversation it starts a fire against Sam and the Bad student and of course he want to fight for his self and does bad students insulted him and his religion so for me when I’m on Sam’s situation I would react the same way as what Sam did because I need to fight for myself and my Beliefs are being rude.
So, I can’t blame Sam when he insulted those bad guys because he is in fire and all he thinks is he is being slur by does guy, if I’m Sam I also think that I can throw bad words to those guys who insulted me because I need to protect myself and fight for myself. 4. What is your general reaction towards to the film? This film is not only intriguing but incredibly important and timely. It tackles many sensitive topics that include the backlash against Muslims after 9/11, the discrimination that many felt and continue to feel, the problematic use of the term “terrorist”.The film is not all about the terrorism or war it is about it’s about a relationship between two people, between an individual and the State, and between an individual and the country. It is the best movie that can open our mind to everything that is happening to our world and the different religions, it teach us that whatever your religion is, it is not a barrier for you to help other people. Learn to respect other that even a disable person can help you.
This movie is for all the religions in world and also a story of family.Even a disable person can help other so we can also do the same thing that Khan did prove our self to other that we are who we are. There are no good Hindus, bad Hindus, good Christians, bad Christians. Either you are a good person or a bad person. Religion is not the criterion, humanity is. It’s not about a disabled man’s fight against disability. It’s a disabled man’s fight against the disability that exists in the world—terrorism, hatred, fighting .
.. My Name is Khan is also about Islam and the way the world looks at Islam.