Film Analysis: The Way

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At some point of your life you meet very special people that carry very similar interests. This creates bonds that can be a very powerful and important part of your life. Some may say that bonds are created between a series of negative events that leads up to friendship. However, this is not true because in The Way, the main characters come together to walk the same path. Each character motivates each other to achieve the overall reason of why they wanted to walk The Camino De Santiago. Emilio Estevez’s purpose in creating this film was to show how different types of people with different backgrounds can mesh together and motivate each other. In The Way, Emilio Estevez uses the literary devices such as characterization and conflict to get…show more content…
In the movie the characters and their traits would significantly change due to characterization, they would gain attributes which would contribute to the overall purpose of the movie. Tom helped out Jack with writer’s block by telling him that not every piece of writing requires metaphors. Joost the Dutchman also offered Jack to walk with the other three characters which relieved him. Tom, Joost and Sarah also motivated him while walking the path. “‘Would it be alright if I walk with you for a bit?’ ‘Well, I don’t know about them.’ ‘Oh, okay. ‘But it’s okay. It’s cool with me, man.’ ‘Really?’”. This shows that Emilio Estevez created Joost the Dutchman to be a very friendly character to other people which also creates bonds. Specifically in this quote Joost is inviting Jack the Irishman to join their group in walking the Camino De Santiago to help his conflict with writer’s…show more content…
It is revealed that the son was walking alone on the Camino De Santiago. “‘And so we make pilgrimage. This is what your son Daniel was doing.’ ‘Why was he alone? Many people choose to make the trek alone. The way is a very personal journey.’” In the quote it shows that Tom had realized that his son has died on an individual journey since it was very personal. If Daniel walked with other friends on the trail he may have been able to open up his internal conflict and other’s may have been able to motivate him to achieve what he wanted to. Eventually this is what his father ended up doing while walking the
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