It's A Wonderful Life Analysis

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The movie, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), is about a man named George Bailey. Mr. Bailey had spent his entire life giving of himself to his hometown, Bedford Falls. While growing up he had always longed to travel but never had the opportunity. Instead he sacrificed his wants to allow his younger brother to have a college educated life as well as to support his father’s business. After his father’s passing, Mr. Bailey felt he had no choice but to stay close to home in order to prevent rich skinflint, Mr. Potter, from taking over the entire town, along with closing his family’s business. Overtime Mr. Bailey ends up establishing a life with his wife and children. But it wasn’t until on Christmas Eve, Mr. Bailey’s Uncle Billy loses the business 's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Of all people, Mr. Potter found the misplaced money and hid it from Uncle Billy. When the bank examiner discovered the shortage later that night, Mr. Bailey realized that he will be held responsible and sent to jail. By going to jail this would cause the company to collapse, which would result in Mr. Potter taking over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children and others he loved, Mr. Bailey felt he would be better off dead. He even contemplated suicide by jumping over a bridge because he felt this would allow his family to live off the insurance money, the business will be saved and he will not have to go to prison. When Mr. Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel,
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