Do the Right Thing - After You Watch: Discussion

  1. How were Martin Luther King's and Malcom X's beliefs different? How is the photograph of the two of them important in this film?
  2. Which character did you identify most with? Why? (Support your answer by referring to specific scenes and situations from the film.)
  3. Which character did you find the most difficult to identify with? Why? What did this character do? How did he/she respond to the situation around him/her? How would you have responded differently?
  4. What is the relationship between Sal and Mookie's sister? Why does this relationship make Mookie angry?
  5. What happens when the police arrive? Why does this happen? How does this influence the course of events?
  6. Da Mayor tells Mookie to "do the right thing." What is the right thing?

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