While time will always continue to change our world, it is love that will hold it together. In the final scene of the film, Lola’s father is in critical condition, soldiering on in the back of an ambulance. However, it is not the medical attention that saves the father, but the love and admiration Lola has. The director uses a light, luminous boarder around the film as a euphemism to symbolise the fathers journey towards heaven. This light, indirect approach to the idea of death is received with a warm, sincere, sadness from audiences.
I connected the rape scene with the scene in which the narrator was taking the fat mans order. And discovered how closely it relates to each other. In both scenes, the characters are both struggling to have control over their actions, and we see this when the man apologizes for ordering too much food. The scene where the narrator is getting forced into sexual intercourse, she says “ I turn on my back and relax some, though it is against my will,” her action in this scene proves how she has no control of the situation that she is in. The main point of why the author decided to place these two scenes in the story is to show control.
It plants the idea in their heads of how technology has disengaged our youth. Lastly is the use of an anecdote in the final paragraph. Though it is fictionalized, it further drives the extent of how detached our youth will become from nature. By Louv telling his future grandchildren how he spent his childhood, it is assumed they live contrasting youths. Through sarcasm, rhetorical questions, and anecdotes, Louv further develops his subject.
The narrator struggles with accepting the lack of love in the relationship and still finding gratification with his past. The scene ends with “a dead boy” that Ray “cradles him gently as though the boy weights nothing, a baby” (My Father Running with a Dead Boy 448). The image of a baby alludes to the narrator’s adolescence and even innocence. The narrator longs to be carried and comforted by his father like the dead boy. The scene reveals the pain and sorrow that the narrator felt during his childhood and his desire to find peace with the past.
Even if the world has stopped caring, the narrator is there to remember everything and maybe that’s where the regret comes from. The narrator may feel that what she “hasn’t done” is act as an adequate guardian, that she hasn’t remembered everything that made her mother the mom she knew and loved. That doubt could create the wound she talks about in the last line which
Throughout Bernard Williams essay, he focuses on the rhetorical significance of the Makropulos opera, and how the immortal protagonist killed themselves due to the issue of eternal boredom. Problematically death serves to end this suffering, which enables the concept of death to be depicted as a good in Williams argument. Williams essay focuses specifically on the concept of categorical desires. The categorical desires is a drive that causes enables someone to progress in to the future, because they possess certain desires/goals they wish to achieve. Additionally, the temptation of suicide originates from this unbearable boredom, which pushes the agent away from their categorical desires.
By the end of the film, it remains mysterious. One more message that even overlaps the main one is the message of hope. As one of the actors said «...you never know, nothing is ever really dead if you look at it right.». And it is easy to recognize a reminder to appreciate what we have. All the characters of the film are unhappy, but helping Howard, actually trying to save own money, they understand that what they have is inestimable and you need to be able to see the good in what they
In this scene, the man recalls the final conversation he had with his wife, the boy’s mother. She expresses her plans to commit suicide, while the man begs her to stay alive. To begin, the woman’s discussion of dreams definitively establishes a mood of despair. In the
There is also a sense of irony at the end of the story. The narrator’s eyes are closed and he is being led by a blind man, yet he is able to see. Carver never explains what it is the narrator sees, but there is the sense that he has found a connection and is no longer detached or isolated. The narrator is faced with a stark realization and glimmer of hope.Hope for new views, new life and probably even new identity. Even the narrator’s wife is surprised by the fact that her husband and Robert really get along together.And this is an undoubtful argument that the narrator changed throat the story, Robert unconsciously succeeds in bringing new psychological and spiritual opening to
In many respects it is hopeful. The protagonist has found a partner who can help pull her out of her mental health slumps. They walk off together in happiness. However, the image of him handing her a flower at both the beginning and end of the film also hints at a certain cyclical nature to the narrative. Through this lens, the ending is highly realistic, in that it does not suggest the protagonist is "cured" of her mental illness—there will continually be more struggles for the protagonist and her paramour.