(600-900 words) Compare and contrast the films Shaft (1971) and The Godfather, based on their representations of minorities and/or minority issues. This could range from comparing representations of homosexuality or to women. Points to consider are the care and honesty with which individuals and ideas are handled and the use of stereotypes in making even sympathetic comments about minority issues. What you will compare relates wholly to the film and issue, so don’t be afraid to exercise freedom in said choices! Each paper should investigate the question posed, using a mix of course materials and outside evidence to argue their point. What you will compare is entirely related to the film and issue, so don’t be afraid to be creative with your choices! Each paper should investigate the question posed, arguing their point with a combination of course materials and outside evidence. In short, each source exploration is a thesis-based analysis focused on the specific question. Make sure the paper is focused on an argument related to the question, not a set of facts. Do not only summarize the source: this will earn you no higher than a “C.” You are required to cite the course readings and a peer-reviewed scholarly journal article or book not among the class readings once each in the paper. You are also welcome to use and cite websites as you find necessary.