I personally did see a lot of hippie Ideals that Miller portrayed in the movie Easy Rider. There were a lot of instances during the movie where Miller tried to show love like when they shared food with two bikers and also when Wyatt decided to pick up a hippie who was hitchhiking. I thought that portrayed love along with when they brought George with to Mardi Gras after he had got them out of jail. It showed the hippies are always willing to return the favor.
I also felt that the movie did portray hippies with a positive image through their appearance. I also think a very important aspect of the movie and what hippies stood for was freedom. Nicholson talks about how people think that they are free in some way, but they really aren’t because they are always conforming to everyone else. The hippies stand for real freedom in this movie especially with their long hair.
I did find it interesting too how the town’s people did not like the bikers at all and pushed them out of there. They could not even eat in the restaurant since the local people did not care for them at all. After watching this movie it was definitely one of the slower moving movies we have watched with not a whole lot of plot to it. But I did enjoy watching the two bikers on the road riding through the country looking for the American dream and happiness.