I’m studying for my English class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?
PLEASE USE THE SHOW “THE WIRE” ON HBO TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
This episode first aired on HBO in 2002, but still feels relevant in the national conversation about the relationship between the police and Black Americans. In what way does it feel relevant to you? What does “The Wire” get wrong and what does it get right? Explain your answers.
What are we supposed to understand about the police characters vs. the “drug dealers?” Who are we supposed to root for, according to what you watched in the episode?
What archetypes exist in this episode? What portrayals feel more well-rounded than just a “trope?”
Which “side” feels more sympathetic (in this context, “sympathetic” means who can we relate to most? who do we connect to)