Title: Forrest Gump Author: Director-Robert Zemeckis Screenplay-Eric Roth Text Type: film Forrest Gump is a dark comedy about a slow witted man and his life. The adventures he goes on and the things he learns on these adventures. The movie starts with him sitting at a bus stop where he then begins to tell a stranger about his life, how he meets his friend jenny, how he went to college for football, he went to war in Vietnam and was awarded a medal, he went into the prawn fishing business, he became a lawn mower, how he ran for three years straight, and how he became a father and was on his way to meet his son. This movie teaches us about destiny and whether or not it was planned for us or if we are just floating around, I think that Forrest is a good symbolism for this and we see it in all his adventures, another thig this movie teaches us is the importance of friendship, what it can teach us and what we can take out of these important relationships. This movie talks a lot about destiny and if everything that has happened, happened for a reason. An interesting quote was “I don 't know if we each have a destiny, or if we 're all just floatin ' around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it 's both.” – Forrest Gump. A lot of interesting events happen in forests life that make you wonder was this destiny or something such as floating around and being in the right/wrong place at the right time. At the start of the movie we see a feather floating around in the
Throughout America’s history, African-Americans have been significantly oppressed and made to undergo hardship. A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines, details how the family and friends of Jefferson, a young African-American man made into a victim of this racism, when he is sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, react to their oppression. Gaines paints a realistic portrait of their lives, and how they are shaped by their oppression, by using symbols intertwined in the text to represent the hardships faced by their community. The key symbols used in A Lesson Before Dying are food; which symbolizes the unbreakable bonds that support Jefferson, albeit his pending execution, and Grant Wiggins, a schoolteacher who must assist Grant,
The Road by Cormac McCarthy develops themes through its characters. The main characters of the novel are both are close although they have contrasting personalities. The use of dialogue along with literary elements to pushes forward the developing theme. McCarthy develops a theme of self-preservation versus altruism. McCarthy portrays the man threw the novel as a symbol of self-preservation due to the fact that he will only fight for his son as well as himself, never for others.
Conclusively, this depiction of an Apocalyptic comedy helps us cope with the thought of our world coming to an end. Synopsis of Film In this film real life actors play fictionalized versions of themselves, as they are encountered with the Biblical Apocalypse.
Flowers for Algernon report Flowers for Algernon is a story about Charlie Gordon, a mentally impaired man working at a bakery, and going to school. One day, he has the opportunity to have an operation done on him to make him smarter, and he accepts. He eventually goes on to fall in love, meet his family again, and write a report on "The Algernon-Gordon effect" which states the operation's effects last only as long as the improvement does. As for the symbolism in Flowers for Algernon, I think the story symbolizes "rebirth" in Charlie Gordon.
Society as represented by The Woods Into the Woods by Tana French is a murder mystery novel that tells the story of two detectives that try to solve a murder that occurred in the local woods. This was the same woods where a murder occurred years before, with the lead detective witnessing but not being able to remember that event. The symbol of the woods is a social commentary, comparing the new world to the old world through the use of specific events in the novel, such as flashbacks and dialogue, and by creating a changing image of the woods throughout the text. One of the many things that the woods represents is the new world.
The spirit of self-discovery, which is so prominent in this movie, helps us to inculcate ourselves the true meaning of freedom quoted as “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life,” We wouldn’t thrive for our potentials if we never discover ourselves. Additionally, this movie also teaches us to be brave on handling uncertainty, especially hardships. Learning from the undeterred attitude from Walter Mitty is recommendable because every cloud has a silver lining. All and all, this movie is recommended to heighten your soul for your fullest potential.
Man thought it could tame nature. People wanted more and were caught with their hand in the cookie jar. The film showed how we need to be aware of what we are doing to our planet because we are very capable of creating a “natural disaster” that can affect us greatly. This is not a mistake we should repeat. The film present, well, how even though times seem great and the future looks bright, things can take a turn for the worst very quickly.
Doubt, a film taking place in New York during the 1960s, focuses on the accusation of a priest, Father Flynn, being a child predator by a nun, Sister Aloysius. The credibility of Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn are often brought into question throughout the film. As the evidence gathered was mostly circumstantial and created through assumptions, Father Flynn did not harm Donald Miller at any instance despite the constant pressure from Aloysius to admit his guilt by leaving the parish. Sister Aloysius is displayed as old fashioned and spiteful towards change. Her denial of change stems from the smallest and pettiest of objects: ballpoint pens and Christmas songs.
The film The Letter (1940) directed by William Wyler is a very classic black and white film noir about duplicity. The setting of the story is in the East, at first British Malaya, then move to Singapore. At that time, Malaya was under British’s rule, and in order to consolidation of power, the British government separated themselves and the colonized very clearly by setting up a high hierarchy system. For example, all the workers showed in the movie are natives, and these “slaves” are the ones who do all the dirty and manual works, in contrast, the “white” are the ones who wear suits and get serviced. In the film, there are many shots that have strong contrast as well as its dark double.
The moral of this movie is the easiest way to do something might not always be the safest of the most beneficial. What I mean by this is by littering and dumping into the oceans and taking cars everywhere might be the easiest way to get something done, but there are major effects from doing all these
Ashen Alleys to the South A country in desolation, few humans remain, and nature in complete shambles. Under the cover of ash clouds, setting retains the tone of “The Road.” It not only sets the backdrop of the novel, but continually affects the father and son. Their surroundings cause physical, psychological, and even spiritual issues. Without the daunting background, Cormac McCarthy could not have created such a compelling story with characters that drive our hearts to the breaking point.
Tiger! Joseph Morgan, a famous actor, once said on his show as a character named Klaus Mikaelson, “We arrive into this world as innocents. Wide eyed and vulnerable. It is the job of our parents to nurture and protect us.” To illustrate, we all believe that as humans we were all once innocents and then you become vile, but I keep the faith on that we are all innocents just trying to survive this cruel world we call our home.
“There I feel that nothing can befall me in life … [nothing] which nature cannot repair.” (“Nature”) After a violent conflict with his mother, Max, a 9 year old, runs from his home and escapes to the woods. The film takes place in the imaginary space within his mind, and like Thoreau, he takes the time to think and self-reflect. Emerson wrote about the mind being boundless, like nature.
This message that this theme presents is also an incredibly important lesson for viewers as a whole. The future, for each person, is never planned or decided upon. It is infeasible to know what will transpire in forthcoming events. These movies authenticate the fact that the future can be altered, even by the most inconsiderable
In the movie, it has shown us a brief imaginary cause of all the events in our time. Time has always been the true ally nor enemy of all. The movie also tells us that we are all connected. No matter how long the distance or relationship we have with each other, we are definitely connected.