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Richard Nixon is usually depicted as the man you love to hate, glorified for being at the root of controversy in America’s history. But in Oliver Stone’s film Nixon, viewers begin to love the man that grew up in Whittier, California. As the son of a poor grocer, Nixon is depicted as a boy striving for acceptance, and the chance to use this acceptance to fulfill the American dream. Without having any real …

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…threatened this dream, he took matters into his own hands. He was fooled by the system. He played by its rules and got burned. The film Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone, portrays this. Even within the film, Nixon’s realization is shown, “What have I done?” he questions. “Well the world is just a dark place,” he concludes. After the scandal of Nixon was revealed, the world became a dark place for all the nation.