Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
Unfortunately, Sirens is the first SAC student film that I truly did not like and, honestly, it was difficult to see past the plot, which, again, I really did not enjoy or understand at many points. It had a few strong aspects independent of the story, but as Weston says in Directing Actor, not even great acting can make a poor script into a truly great movie. In this case, I think that the script really was a hindrance for the actors because there appeared to causality and thus no reasoning behind the plot progression and the film lacked the emotion depth required of an effectual film. I have thought about it quite a bit and I am still unsure of what the film wanted me to take away from it.
When Farid confronts Amir about his business in Afghanistan, he tells the family about his quest to find his nephew, Sohrab. They call him “an honorable man” and “a true Afghan” which makes Amir uncomfortable because in his mind, those descriptions define Hassan, not himself (238). At first, he does not agree with them and still views himself as a coward. However, those comments also nourish the idea that because he made the selfless decision to risk his life to save Sohrab, maybe he really can be able to adopt some of Hassan 's honorable qualities and forgive himself. Having seen tangible evidence of the changes in his demeanor, the weight of his guilt lessens, but Amir still cannot completely forgive himself.
The movie review written by Roger Ebert he feels as though the story in "Central Station" by Walter Salles is not to be a heartwarming one, but a story based on a journey of two peoples reawakening. Also, he believes that the success of the money was not in the director Walter Salles ' favor, but the actress Fernanda Montenegro. She became one with her character and successfully played the role of an unsentimental person who later crosses over in to kinder person. Ebert feels the movie is not about the Josue and his struggle to find his father, but of Dora and her struggle to find herself. Central Station is a movie about the documentation of a journey between a woman named Dora who is very unhappy in her life and writes letters for illiterate
Jack is trying to make sense of this new world and turns to his mother for answers; however, her answers often prove unsatisfactory to the boy. (47) Viewing the novel as only a story of psychological trauma and suffering however would be too one-dimensional a view of it. Also something all major criticism on the novel has glossed over or has not delved
The Journey to Self-forgiveness of a Morally Ambiguous Character Guilt is like a scar; it is a painful reminder of an unpleasant situation and is ugly until accepted and moved on from. However, unlike some scars, guilt can dissipate over time as individuals learn to forgive themselves for their wrongdoing. Guilt, along with self-forgiveness, is frequently seen with morally ambiguous characters, such as Amir from Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner. In the story, a young Amir fails to protect his friend Hassan from the antagonist, Assef, which results in the profound guilt that follows him into his adult life.
Furthermore, Giovanni’s death acts as a plot and character convenience that allows David to quarantine love to the past. James Baldwin follows all of the morality rules demanded from popular queer fiction of the 1950s, but what sets the story apart is how the plot arrives at Giovanni’s death. Instead of being dissuaded from exploring and acknowledging his sexuality because of fear and cautionary warning, David is left incapable to love at the end because he can’t imagine loving anybody with the intensity he loved Giovanni. However, David does continues to struggle with his sexuality throughout the final page of the novel, and the death of Giovanni does not allow David to put this issue behind him. Perhaps the greatest statement Baldwin could have made with Giovanni’s Room would be to tell us anything of David’s life after Giovanni’s death, but tastefully and cautiously, he instead refrains.
The symbol of the kite represents not only guilt, but also Amir’s futile attempts for redemption. With this in mind, Amir’s longing for Baba’s love, the assault from Assef, and Sohrab’s journey all come full circle in the end and show that Amir can mend his mistakes once and for all. After years of standoffish treatment from Baba, Amir believes that he needs to redeem himself in his father’s eyes to reconcile for the death of his mother. At such a young age Amir, “always felt like Baba hated, [him] a little. And why not?”
This makes it impossible for the film to portray all the events in the novel. It is up to the director to pick and choose what should be included and omitted, and what is most important to the story. Not only may the decision be one that you don’t agree with, but by cutting out content, the film runs the risk of lacking substance, being less coherent, and affecting the development of characters and future events. Even the smallest moments in a novel, such as a look or a word, can add value to the narrative but are simply overlooked in the
Throughout this part of the novel i have to admit i felt really bad for his friend Hassan because he is a really great friend of Amir but it seems to me that Amir does not truely respect and honor his friends loyalty and love for him. When the new Amir finally came into affect it really lifted my spirits and made me happy to see what kind of man my beloved Amir was turning into. He was starting to stick up for himself, he was starting to show more responsibilty for him self and others, started having more respect for himself and others, and started to not let what people had to say about him affect and play a role in his head as much as he did before his life changing journey and new sought after attitude. I am anxious to see how the new Amir develops and becomes more of a man and to see what decisions he will make and how he will handle these new situations he will soon be
In the essay, A Movie, a Word, and My family 's Battle, by Patricia E. Bauer, Bauer effectively utilizes pathos, however, her argument to terminate the derogatory use of the word "retard" was ineffective due to the lack of structure and organization. With a complicated structure the reader becomes confused about the essay 's purpose therefore diminishing the argument of the essay.
In the book there was not even the slightest thought of releasing Fiona ,but in the movie they decided to add in an irrelevant detail about them trying to release her to “Elsewhere”, The Giver was the only one who wanted to be released so that he could see his daughter, Rosemary, again. So, I think the movie team could have done a lot better on the movie than they actually did. To conclude, the book and movie, “The Giver”, have many similarities but also many differences. The movie crew tried to stay true to the story, but did not really accomplish it.
Social class theme reduction resulted in the removal of Ewell’s position hierarchy. A major theme, such as social class was not emphasised in the film. Perhaps it was because of the limitation that Robert Mulligan had adapted, or possibly he was not planning to dig deep with such an explicit theme. However, decreasing this theme disadvantages the viewers from witnessing the Ewell’s appellation, which is white trash. Unlike the book, the social class was heavily implied in Maycomb.
Although it is challenging time dialing into the movie on an emotional level. It is possible to feel a small amount of sympathy for Theodore as he confronted finalizing his divorce from a woman he obviously still had feelings for. Also he’s lonely and to top it off, he’s a nice guy. But it does not explain why Theodore is the way he is. Apart from the failed relationship with his soon-to-be ex-wife Catherine, Writer Spike Jonze does not present anything specific details in Theodore’s past to provide an easy explanation as to the state of his psychological nature