Wikus was equally horrible to Christopher in the beginning of the movie, and he thought of Christopher as his enemy just because he wasn’t human. Christopher was still willing to help his enemy even after Wikus had been so mean to him. For example, when Wikus’ left arm metamorphosed into that of a prawn’s, everyone was after him, and Wikus had nowhere to go. Fortunately for him, Christopher was able to see that Wikus was in trouble, so he allowed him to hide in his house. Christopher’s acts of kindness allowed Wikus to change for
Poor John has never met his dad. His mom sometimes calls him “the fling”. I feel really bad for john because there’s nothing more that he wants then to meet his father. John would always vent to me how he wishes his mother would just tell him who his father is. He also felt as if his father was hiding from him but I’d often tell John “your dad can hide from you, but he can’t hide from God.” I felt bad for john at times, but he didn’t have to live as a dwarf his whole life.
In the original film (Hitchcock) the old dark and colorless film, the creep music provide the viewers an idea that something wicked is about to happen. Therefore again both directors did provide enough action to carry over to each scene. In the remake the casting was truly wrong; For instance the infamous character Norman Bates, the psychopathic motel owner was played by fast talking, macho man Vince Vaughn. In the remake the Norman appears to be more of a sexual predator, whom would actually please himself as he watch Marion through a peephole in the shower scene; which gives the audience a different point of view about this film and van sant character Norman. However in the original version Anthony Perkins plays Norman Bates, who truly fit the character with calmer attitude, and good boy looks as Norman.
Just as we have a fresh start after confession or repenting to God. There was a theme of hatred in certain parts of the movie, for example Hannah the Spitfire Grill’s owner, her nephew, had hatred feelings toward Percy. He thought wrong of Percy; he judged the book by its cover. We as humans are used to that point of view, judging a book by its cover, the ending part of the movie where he confesses that he was wrong really taught a good lesson to all of us. Compassion was defiantly another theme in this film, compassion was a theme in a sense that Hannah and the town were compassionate for one another, they all relied on each other.
The movie made it easier for people to feel for Chris because he was friendly and gentle. It allowed people to admire him for pursuing, his dreams. However, the book made it seem like he was foolish and selfish, and was caught up in this illogical mindset. “Roman, Andrew, and I stay up well past midnight, trying to make sense of McCandless’s life and death, yet his essence remains slippery, vague, elusive.”(p. 186) This left people to think that he deserved to die for his arrogance. While portrayed as a harsh character in the book, Chris’ father Walt is seen as an even harder character in the movie, they pushed Walt’s character even more, adding more tension between Chris and himself.
In the end there was a clever twist of finding out what “rosebud’ actually ment. The last image of the burning rosebud (what semed a chair) is an unforgetable mtion picture and left me with somewhat of a dissapointment and grief for Kane. It makes me believe that Kane just wanted a simplistic and calm life, but he couldn’t since he was always trying to prove himself something, maybe that he could love. The film ‘Citizen Kane’ is a powerful dramatic story about the uses and abuses of wealth and power. It shows how a man that has everything will never fullfil his life because as the saying goes ‘money cannot buy you happiness’ and that is exactly what the movie portrays.
It is obvious to the reader that the Holocaust has had major impacts on Vladek, as the reader would expect considering he lived through the War, although the impacts the Holocaust had on Artie are also shown throughout the novel. Even though Artie never lived through the Holocaust, his parents were survivors, and that had significant impacts on him as both a child and an adult. An example is shown through Arties jealousy of his parent’s fascination with their first son Richieu, the son that did not make it out of the Holocaust alive. The reader gets the sense that Artie has been comparing himself with Richieu his entire life, even though they have never met. Artie feels that he will never live up to his parent’s expectations of Richieu, because he was never in the War.
For Dalrymple, the overdose is the easiest way to relieve the crisis in their lives. I see the nature of the suicides and attempted suicides in the U.S. as being part of a greater philosophical debate. It is the question which was so often debated by such existentialist philosophers like Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sarte, and Franz Kafka. They argued that when life breaks down to the point where it is rendered meaningless, the only question that is left, is whether or not to commit suicide. I feel that the absurd reality that surrounds the youth of our present day underclass, while not absolving them of any responsibility for their actions, can be viewed as viable source of the crisis.
I love Daniel Day-Lewis and his superb acting but I am not a big fan of Winona Ryder and they unfortunately cancel each other out to make a passable movie. As for representing the Salem Witch Trials, it seemed to stick with the story even though it had to dramatize and add love triangles to make sure the audience does not fall asleep. I learned much about the Salem Witch Trials, such as, that a man was hanged and not just women, and that another was pressed with stones until he died. I would consider it good history because it gives you the events and in order of which they happened. I would hope after seeing this film that the audience was intrigued with the lies, deceit, and hysteria that it showed and will go out and do their own research and not take any Hollywood historical film at face value.
Michayla Goyette Professor Evers Narrative Essay- Rough Draft 24 September, 2012 If I had to choose one thing that I’ve learned throughout my nineteen years here, I would point out how precious things are taken for granted every day. It could be as simple as figuring out something to do for the day or night; we don’t ever think that the plans we have could be gone before we know it. This never occurred to me until I had to face reality and deal with the fact that my amazing older brother had passed away in November of last year. I never really faced a real, what we call ‘tragedy’ until I heard what had happened on that day. I had been having a great couple of months, feeling like nothing could ever