Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium Comparison

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Genre movies, put simply, are "commercial feature films which, through repetition and variation, tell familiar stories with familiar characters in familiar" (Grant 1). Having a similar plot guideline categorizes the certain films into one genre and initiates a comparison of differentiations. Within the films What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and "Paperman", young age and struggle are some of the similar plot characteristics starting out the story. Both criteria can be interrelated concepts to one another when identifying realistic situations where the correlation occurs. Susan Charles and Laura Carstensen states "The most commonly reported daily stressors are interpersonal tensions and intrapersonal stressors that can lead to high levels of emotion distress" (Charles and Carstensen 392), which is what each main character encounters in…show more content…
Within the first film, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the main character is Molly Mahoney. Molly Mahoney is a piano player who works at a magical toy store with her 243-year-old comrade and owner, Mr. Magorium. Molly Mahoney strives to be a famous pianist at such a young age stating, "You Remember when I was a little girl and I could Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto and everyone was talking about my potential? Well, I am 23 now." With being in such a young age category, Mahoney has much ambition to pursue her career as soon as possible. In What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Gilbert Grape "is a 24-year-old grocery store clerk"(Hedges), living in empty Endora, Iowa. Gilbert lives with his mother, "His boy crazy sister, and his sister who sacrifices everything for her family. And then there's Arnie, Gilbert's younger brother with special needs" (Hedges). Gilbert's main job as a 24-year-old is being the structural component needed to keep their family together, especially when taking care of his younger
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