Toy Story To Casablanca Analysis

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Movies ranging from Toy Story to Casablanca are considered to be timeless screenplays because they closely follow the archetypal story arch that engrossingly unifies audiences in both empathy and love for the central character from the start to end of the film. This concept is best seen in the contrast between the protagonists in Monkey: The Journey to the West written by Wu Cheng’en and The Epic of Gilgamesh, and how despite variations culturally and plot-wise, both present stories that are relatable to any audience.
There are three main factors that are central in deciding what would make for a successful screen play: themes presented, target audience, and dedication to the franchise/story. Gilgamesh and Monkey both share the common goal
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When Gilgamesh returns to Uruk, he is left tethered and bare, a stark contrast to the once lavish and spoiled king. In this, it is concluded that Gilgamesh had finally come to terms with the inevitability of death. Finds a higher purpose in accepting that though he himself may not be eternal, the city will remain. There is no clean resolve in Gilgamesh, but a hardened truth that the audience must come to accept. The character of Monkey in a similar way strived for prestige, but in honor rather than in physical possessions such as in Gilgamesh. A central issue found in the beginning of the novel, is the undeniable abuse of power given to Monkey. In the beginning of chapter III, Monkey berates the Dragon kings into giving him their finest armor as well as their most powerful sword in order to simply “get rid of him”, in which he rudely responds with how they are nothing but “dirty old sneaks” (37). Unfortunately for the rest of the universe, this is only the first of several situations in which everyone undermines the extent of Monkey’s power and prowess in both magic and manipulation. Another instance of the universe undermining Monkey, can be later seen in the battle scenes between Monkey and Vaisravana in chapter IV. Within this chapter, the Jade Emperor sent the heavenly guard Vaisravana to seize Monkey and bring him back to heaven to be arrested. However, it is found later on after the wounding of both his top guard and his son, Prince Natha, that they both in dismay questioned “with a fellow with such powers as this, how are we to bring him to heel?” (50). A core issue found in the plot development of this book can be found in the lack of admittance that someone as crude and annoyingly confident can only be dealt with through confident ways. This is seen in the end resolve of chapter four to simply deal with him through giving him a position in heaven that
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