The Incredibles Transcendentalism Analysis

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Transcendentalism in The Incredibles The movie, The Incredibles, is a Disney film about a family of superheros trying to maintain their secret identities. They try to maintain ordinary, regular lives after the use of superpowers is suddenly banned by the government for the safety of their cities. All was well and fairly normal until their family was directly targeted by a new villain, Buddy Pine (aka. Syndrome). Despite their progress in the area of living normal lives, they’re throw in a series of tough situations that require the whole family to tap into who they truly are. The Incredibles is a fantastic example of transcendentalism due to the presence of both nonconformity and individualism. Nonconformity could be used as another word…show more content…
Despite the shaming from society the parents teach their kids, Dash and Violet Parr, that they are incredible special and to not take what they have for granted which is apparent when Dash says, “But Dad always said our powers were nothing to be ashamed of, our powers made us special”. The Parr parents teach their kids that their powers are a gift and make them the individual that they are and that is what sets them apart from everyone else. To help them embrace that part of themselves the mother, Helen Parr, tells dash that, “Everyone is special”. Realizing how important individuality is in the movie is a very important part in order for the whole family of superheroes to reach their full potential and overcome the villain. Individualism is encouraged in both transcendentalism and in The Incredibles. Tying these two major points together, in the movie The Incredibles, conformity is beat by individualism. Despite this being a children’s movie made by Disney, the underlying message could be helpful to someone of any age. Going against what society wants you to be in order to be the best you possible is the most prevalent theme in this movie. The idea that people are unique and special as individuals is stated clearly in any transcendentalist
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