Regarding these two films (The Pursuit of happiness and The Soloist)

Discuss the similarities between the 2 characters commenting on their upbringing, determination and skills

Contrast each persons experience of poverty, commenting on external and internal factors, systems in place that hurt them, attitudes about money, strengths and weaknesses of each character

What criminal acts does each person commit and would they be viewed by society any differently from one another? Why or Why Not?

Note symbolism in the movies(what do the racoons in the Soloist mean)

Discuss any stereotypes about poor people…how are they portrayed in each movie

What is the general message at the conclusion of each film

How would someone using a Functionalist perspective explain Chris Gardner’s experience? How would they explain Nathaniel Ayers experience?