Explore the emotional responses within the film American History X

American History X can be considered to be shocking on many levels, as visually and psychologically it deals with issues and themes that cover a variety of emotional responses to shock such as:

Visceral – shock created through disturbing imagery (gore, body trauma).

Sexual – sexually disturbing actions that are seen as taboo (rape, rawness).

Ideological – messages and ideas that are not socially accepted and go against mainstream values.

Emotional – Shock that is unexpected and evokes a powerful emotional response.

Explore one of these themes that explores an emotional response.

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