Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Movie Analysis

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A common archetype is the rebel archetype and can be seen in many books and non-literary works like movies or songs. The rebel represents bravery in the face of injustice and going against the beliefs of the majority no matter how radical or illogical it may seem at the time because they will never give up on their beliefs. A rebel in literature always opposes the higher power, not afraid to fight, whether it be verbally or physically, to succeed in bringing power to an often oppressed group. In most literature the rebel, seen as the underdog, stands up for good against an evil force, however, the rebel can also be antagonist of the work. Whether they represent good or evil, they often inevitably lead to the breakdown of society. One famous example of a rebel from literature is Winston from George Orwell’s 1984. In 1984. Oceania, ruled by a character known as Big Brother who sees all, hears all, and knows all, constantly oppresses its citizens. From childhood unto their deaths, the people of Oceania are brainwashed to mindlessly follow Big Brother and despise his enemy,…show more content…
He does this through the way that he creatively avoids the prospect of attending school at all costs. Going against what is expected in society, Ferris fakes an illness to avoid his classes, in a revolt against the school system, a much more powerful figure than ferris. He also rebels against authority in general by taking a friend’s dad’s car for a joy ride. He does this to also revolt against the father was treating the son. All along the father had treated him like a piece of gum that had become stuck to his shoe and cared more about his car than his own son. By taking the car for a ride and inevitably crashing it Ferris is rebelling against
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