{Read Reading} Fires in the Mirror Author Anna Deavere Smith – Z55z.co

Although this was definitely meant to be staged as opposed to read, it s still worth discovering as a reader since subtleties of character are explored and in some cases explained or defended, in relation to the writer s choices as based on the real people who are characters are based off of It does start off slowly Since the beginning of the book examine the context of the play, and the deaths that set off the Crown Hill riots in the early 90s, the reader is invested in those events The be Although this was definitely meant to be staged as opposed to read, it s still worth discovering as a reader since subtleties of character are explored and in some cases explained or defended, in relation to the writer s choices as based on the real people who are characters are based off of It does start off slowly Since the beginning of the book examine the context of the play, and the deaths that set off the Crown Hill riots in the early 90s, the reader is invested in those events The beginning of the play itself, though, after setting out the deaths, takes a step back to discover Jewish and African American life in the area, b The author depicts hate crimes committed by African Americans against Jews as a situation where misunderstandings and cultural differences are the cause I ve never heard someone of African American decent refer to hate crimes against black folks in a similar manner, have you Why doesn t she write books that document hate crimes against African Americans in a similar manner She also neglects to mention that Black on Jewish violent crime was rampant before this incident, but not visa versa The author depicts hate crimes committed by African Americans against Jews as a situation where misunderstandings and cultural differences are the cause I ve never heard someone of African American decent refer to hate crimes against black folks in a similar manner, have you Why doesn t she write books that document hate crimes against African Americans in a similar manner She also neglects to mention that Black on Jewish violent crime was rampant before this incident, but not visa versa The elephant in the room is that this k The author depicts hate crimes committed by African Americans against Jews as a situation where misunderstandings and cultural differences are the cause I ve never heard someone of African American decent refer to hate crimes against black folks in a similar manner, have you Why doesn t she write books that document hate crimes against African Americans in a similar manner She also neglects to mention that Black on Jewish violent crime was rampant before this incident, but not visa versa The author depicts hate crimes committed by African Americans against Jews as a situation where misunderstandings and cultural differences are the cause I ve never heard someone of African American decent refer to hate crimes against bla I did not find this book interesting because the monologues are too one sided Through the monologues, most interviewees say that they try to understand people of different races but it is hard because of cultural differences At the same time, people choose to remain the way they are and not to share themselves with others For instance, in Static , the Lubavitcher woman did not explain why she could not turn off the radio, and this creates misunderstanding for the black boy who helped her In I did not find this book interesting because the monologues are too one sided Through the monologues, most interviewees say that they try to understand people of differ Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith uses monologues to retell the Crown Height Riots Anna Deavere Smith interviews various people who are directly and indirectly involved in the Crown Height neighborhood Smith tries to reveal both Black and Jewish view of the event and the truth of the Crown Height incident that happened where a little Black boy was killed by a car and a Jewish man was stabbed and died Anna Deavere Smith has a lot of opposing side of the event where a Black person has Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith uses monologues to retell the Crown Height Riots Anna Deavere Smith interviews various people who are directly and indirectly involved in the Crown Height neighborhood Smith tries to reveal both Black and Jewish view of the event and the truth of the Crown Height incident that happened where a little Black boy was killed by a car and a Jewish man was stabbed and died Anna Deavere Smith has a lot of opposing side of the event where a Black person has a totally different perspective of the death of the even than a Jewish person She also expresses that the cause of the whole incident is because both Black and J Anna Deaveree Smith s goal for this book was to get the inside story from both the black community and the Jewish community This book was inspired by the 1992 riot in Brooklyn regarding a black boy who died in a car accident The community describes the driver of the car ridiculous and also he was speeding This car accident sparked a riot between the Hasidic Jewish community and the Black community because both communities felt betrayed and they also associated this with racism and their pass Anna Deaveree Smith s goal for this book was to get the inside story from both the black community and the Jewish community This book was inspired by the 1992 riot in Brooklyn regarding a black boy who died in a car accident The community describes the driver of the car ridiculous and also he was speeding This car accident sparked a riot between the Hasidic Jewish community and the Black community because both communities felt betrayed and they also associated this with racism and their pass sufferings The author of the book did research and she also interviewed members of each community to get their perspective on this incidence and also why are t You should watch Smith s one woman play, runner up for a Pulitzer for Drama, on YouTube Smith interviewed Caribbean and Hasidic residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn shortly after the tragedy of August 1991 Every speaker is an unreliable narrator, filled with prejudice, rage and conspiracy theory A car accident involving the Chabad Rebbe s entourage kills a young black boy, Gavin Cato The days of riots that ensue, enflamed by ethnic tensions and rabble rousers, r I enjoyed reading this book because it was talking about an actual event that had occurred in the past, in this city What i liked most about it was that since it was a monologue, it had the opinions of so many people that you really start to understand the issue and how it affected everyone one quote that i thought was very strong from the book was Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition are trying to keep the ma I enjoyed reading this book because it was talking about an actual event that had occurred in the past, in this city What i liked most about it was that since it was a monologue, it had the opinions of so many people that you really start to understand the issue and how it affected everyone one quote that i thought was very strong from the book was Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition are trying to keep the margins at a distance This quote is describing how different races are competing to be the best one is always pushing the other one away, in the Case of Fires in the Mirror the Jews and the African American It s almost like these two groups are impossible to get along with I Derived From Interviews With A Wide Range Of People Who Experienced Or Observed New York SCrown Heights Racial Riots, Fires In The Mirror Is As Distinguished A Work Of Commentary On Current Black White Tensions As It Is A Work Of Drama I had no idea that this happened until I read the book The collection presents many perspectives, which are familiar to me as being an African American with family members who hold similar thoughts about non black people But it was nice to see the Jewish perspective the events at hand I could understand both sides frustration but what I think the essential issue of the two was is that they both have a history of being shunned by those outsid