Popular Culture Review Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 2013 - Page 82

78 Populär Culture Review abuses his students in an obvious attempt to destroy their self-esteem. W hen the students try to teach him a lesson, they accidentally kill him. Mr. Auster, the AP teacher-protagonist in Blue Car, assuages his personal grief over the death o f a son and problems with his drunken wife by sexually exploiting a female Student who evidences some poetic talent and whose own life is full o f heartache and tragedy. John Trimbur hints at the nature o f the change reflected in the film s’ trajectory. In his musings on changes that have taken place in the composition classroom, a specifically Engl