Katelin Garchow English 111 October 19, 2015 Professor Delong Pathos, Ethos, and Logos. The purpose of the movie Big Fish is to show that trying to find the truth behind things is a fool’s errand. Behind every great story is some truth and sometimes the truth is better left untouched because it will be a disappointment. In the movie this is shown by Edward Bloom’s young son, Will. Will tries very hard to find out what truth his father's tales have only being led to accept the fantastic stories as they are.
The author’s choice of punctuation or lack thereof, causes the reader to better feel the awkwardness of the situation between the father and his son. While the author does a fairly good job conveying the uncomfortableness between the two with the dialogue and descriptions alone, his choice of punctuation helps the mood to be even more apparent. The author chose to not use quotation marks, which also adds a sense of awkwardness to the flow of the story. It causes the dialogue to harshly interrupt the previously flowing storyline with tentative statements. “So he told him very casually.
John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones. He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court.
He jumps at any opportunity to “remind [others] of [their] inferiority” (92)He believes there is a “great difference between” (98) between him and Andrey; however, he is characterized very similarly by the author. “What precisely was now the object of their attacks?” (41) Pyotr asks. Cluelessness afflicts this man like it does Andrey. Since he is an older man, Luzhin is not a part of the “younger generation” (30) and therefore is not classified as a strong progressive, but he does seek “the favor of ‘our younger generation’” (30). Luzhin does not know the purpose of the progressive movement, still he does everything in his power to gain their acceptance.
Power is Insatiable A person’s true intentions rarely reflect how they present themselves to the public as shown in literature. Shakespeare highlights the difference between one’s private and public self using his tragedy, Macbeth. Macbeth’s soliloquy in act III scene I reveals his selfishness and paranoia after becoming king because the power he has doesn’t suffice. His distrust in Banquo and worries about his lineage expose humans’ natural dread of losing power and their determination to expand it regardless of the consequences. Banquo and Macbeth had a brother-like relationship; they fought together and spoke their “free hearts each to other”(9).
I looked him straight in the eye…” and later Will is clarifying to his wife, Josephine the truth about his father 's stories, “It doesn’t always make sense, and most of it never happened”. Edward wants to feel understood so he exaggerates his stories so his son Will interprets them to be not true. Unlike Edward, Santiago tells his stories with the truth proving that people tell stories with different perspective to feel
Everett was also less careful around Big Dan, because he was in hope for some good business. Also, I think it 's important to note the similarities between Odysseus and Big Dan too. Both men are pursuing what they think are the best for them, and often act carelessly, not afraid of the consequences. Although the most popular comparison is Big Dan compared to the Cyclops, due to the mentioned undebatable resemblances (size, one-eyed, angry, aggressive), in my opinion there are many features to compare and contrast Big Dan and Odysseus. The men in these works are often labeled as heroic figures, however, it could be important to point out what does this term actually mean.
The innocent actions some take later in life will reward some, and deteriorate others. Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger delays his evitable process of growing up partly because of the tragic events that transpired earlier in his life and his ignorance to reality. However , Chris Mccandless differs from Holden in the fact that he fully understands reality but protests to greed of humans and the material possessions of man and still facing the gruesome consequence of his immaturity. Seymour Glass does not relate to the accepted adult community and further isolates himself from his peers. Although he appears immature, he actually is struggling from PTSD from the war and the picture his has for the violent adult man.
The film Big Fish, by Tim Burton, is about the life of Edward Bloom. His life is shown through a series of whimsical flashbacks as he nears his end. The problem? Edward’s son, Will, doesn’t believe anything he says. The film ends in three different endings to summarize the different themes of truth versus fantasy discussed throughout the film.
Odyssey Argumentative Essay Odysseus is an arrogant egotistical warrior who hardly ever takes the blame for his own actions. Since he does not take responsibility it shows his weaknesses that could be used against him if this were a war. Odysseus’s weaknesses are shown equally in the literature and the movie. In some ways the literature showed it better or explained it better than the movie did. But in some ways the movie outlined his weaknesses than the movie because it is more visual than when you are reading the story.