Analysis Of The Pursuit Of Happyness

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“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship. He aims to become a stockbroker, but there is a poor prospect of a paying position as he needs to outshine his competitors during half a year of training.

This film educates its audience about what it takes to be happy. Chris Gardner has an analytical mind, is resourceful and has a lot of
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The film describes the American condition, how a man in America lives, and how he makes a great effort to make his dream come true and achieve happiness. The film also reminds me of another film called “The Great Gatsby” which is about a man in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. However, unlike Chris Gardner Gatsby’s dream of Daisy does not come true due to money and dishonesty. These two characters relate because they both work hard and pursue their dreams in order to keep the people they love. THe difference is that they were on completely opposite sides as Gardner was poor and Gatsby was a millionaire and also Gatsby did never achieve his dream wheres Gardner
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