Where The Wild Things Are Character Analysis

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Matheus DeSiqueira
W. Commons
English 1302.C20
4 February 2018
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In the film Where the Wild Things Are, eight year old boy Max feels distanced and alone when he is bullied by his sisters old friends and scolded by his mother. After feeling he has had enough of life at home he runs away to the land of the Wild Things. When Max runs away from his home where he reaches a pond with a boat at its edge, max jumps in the boat and starts to sail away the pond eventually turns into an ocean. Max eventually reaches an island where he encounters seven large monsters. One of the monsters in the middle of a tantrum and Max tries to join the destructive tantrum and but is quickly noticed by the other monsters. While the monsters contemplate eating Max, Max thinking quickly convinces them he possesses powers and will shield them from sadness and anger, in turn they crown him as their new king. Soon after however, Max’s reign of fun gives way to struggles with his new monster family’s jealousy and fear and max must come to terms with his own anger and mistakes he’s made throughout his journey and time spent with the
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After feeling he has had enough of life at home he runs away to the land of the Wild Things. Max eventually reaches an island where he encounters seven large monsters. The movie is heartwarming and full of incredible moral lessons, however, Sandie Chen of Common Sense Media believes that the movie Where the Wild things Are is “not appropriate for younger kids” citing that the movie “explores mature themes of loneliness, insecurity, and fear of change, both within Max's human family and the one he finds on his adventure” but i believe that the movie also have important lessons to teach children such as accepting differences in others and the importance of found

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