Essay Contest #2: What aspects of this film ‘The Searchers’ parallel the Homer’s quest in the Odyssey? John Wayne’s character is out for revenge. Are his actions justified? As Wayne and his companions go after the Indians is there a parallel about the worlds’ problems today with terrorism and the attitude toward Muslims? Can you cite specific examples from the film? (Response due by March 1, 2015)
(Essay Responses due by March 1, 2015) Teachers may submit up to two essays per class to the Ashland Film Club Awards committee. Send essays to P.O. Box 33 Ashland, VA 23005 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Approval to publish essay winners will be required by both the parents and students. Questions? Please call Ragan Phillips, Ashland Film Committee Chairman at 804-798-3429.