Mermaids Movie Analysis

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Mermaids The movie, Mermaids, starts in 1963 about a family who consists of the mother, Mrs. Flax, the two daughters; Charlotte and Kate. When the family moves into a new house in Eastport, they meet Joe. He becomes an enormous part of the movie, and their life in the movie. Some days after moving in, Mrs. Flax meets the shoe seller, Lou. After some time meeting together at different places, they plan to go on a date and later, they become a pair. The day that John. F. Kennedy gets shot, does Charlotte go up to the church, where Joe is. He's hurting but Charlotte imagines herself kissing him. She imagines mysterious creatures everywhere, and makes her scared that she runs off. Charlotte thinks that she is pregnant because of the kiss, but…show more content…
The movie shows how Charlotte goes from being a child to an adolescent. She learns that her mother isn’t always right and she doesn’t always need to be driven by her. For instance, another topic that the movie has, and that Charlotte copes with, is the first time having sex and first love. The first time she meets Joe, is when he comes around asking if they “got moved in alright” as he says. We see that when the car stops, the music starts playing and when Joe turns around, he sparkle and look like an angel. Charlotte is very nervous and never had a feeling like that before. She thinks that it’s God that can make her not fall in love with him, since she wants to be Christian. In the start of the movie, she thinks that God makes a woman pregnant, and not because of the bird and the bees. I consider that the turning point is when she drives away to Connecticut. She finds out that she wants a family with a real-life father and a happy family. In the end, where Charlotte goes to the doctor, and finds out that she isn’t pregnant, she grows up a bit. Some days after when she and Kate are alone, Charlotte and Joe have sex. That is one of the main things that you learn about, and experience when you grow from and child to an
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