Compare: Norma Rae & Salt of the Earth

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Norma Rae: Mike Hoffman wrote, "Resisting deportment from the mill where she and her family have worked all their lives, Field's character scrawls the word union on a board and scrambles onto a table. For almost three minutes she stands there -- scared but resolute, holding her declaration aloft -- while one by one the workers switch off their machines, reducing the factory floor to silence. It may be the most powerful act of wordless suasion in film: testimony to the fact that in leadership, oratory isn't everything." No one replies to Norma Rae because she is a very motivational person. She knows what she wants and her cause cannot be overlooked by the mill workers. Norma is an average worker, who like everyone else has a reputation. She seems to be quite a submissive person until the big movement. She strives for what she wants and a New York City Labor organizer named Reuben Warshofsky finally realizes that Norma is a very talented young woman with very reward able intentions.

Warshofsky takes Norma under his wing and leads their relationship to the top of the union chain.

Norma never gets a sense of embarrassment to her name. She is a woman who is confident in what she does and realizes her confidence. She keeps herself involved with the workers as stays one of them. Norma shows us that even leaders can still be a part of the team, or workers in this case. The situation refers to the common analogy, "be true to what you love and what you love will always be true." Kathleen Carrato Salt of the Earth: "Salt of the Earth is based upon the true story of a miner's strike in a small New Mexican village. Our protagonist is a Mexican-American woman,