Do the Right Thing, The Right Thing? (1989)

My impression of Mookie’s action, throwing the can through the window, is one of confusion most of the times I see this film but I usually settle in the idea that he did do the right thing. I feel like he started the riot to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. Had the people not had an outlet for their anger it may have been directed at Sal and it seemed it was going that way. “Do what you gotta do” was like Sals admittance that he no longer had control over the situation and felt remorse for what had happened to Radio Raheem. Spike later claims to Sal that his actions were out of anger over Raheems death, and although I think in part they were, he really cares about the other characters in the film and Sal was no exception

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