Vladek needed his luck, his skills, as well as a combination of the two together to have been able to survive the holocaust as he did. This tells a lot about life and the fact that through horrific events people can’t normally get through things without others and luck, but relying completely on someone else or to catch a break isn’t enough either, it shows that there needs to be a balance in life. There were multiple points in Vladek’s story where his skills or mind didn’t help him succeed at all, where anyone in his situation could have been successful, he seemed to simply be in the right place at the right time. An example of this can be found on page 117. Vladek saw his cousin who sent another cousin, Haskel, a chief of the Jewish police who helped Vladek and his wife Anja escape.
Stampler revealed at the end of the film that his real personality is that of Roy, and that he had made up his other personality of Aaron. In an effort to make Aaron appear as innocent as possible, Stampler adopted a stutter, and spoke very slowly and quietly. This was highly exaggerated in contrast to his actual persona of Roy, who was confident, violent, and remorseless. This is consistent with research done on malingering, which shows that malingerers will often exaggerate their presentation of symptoms (Ramsland, 2002). Furthermore, research on multiple personality disorder (MPD) (now known as dissociative identity disorder) showed that people attempting to feign MPD would often report having two stereotypical good versus bad personalities, while true sufferers of MPD normally report having “a tetrad of personalities” (Kluft, 1987, p.112).
Stearns also suggests that history is what gives a population their identity, stating that “ Merely defining the group in the present pales against the possibility of forming an identity based on a rich past.”(Stearn, Pg.3). Traditions from their pasts is what provides distinction between various cultures around the globe, and being well immersed in them demonstrates an individual’s loyalty and good citizenship. Furthermore, Stearns claims that these “identities” provide mankind with a “database” of itself, providing better
However, the lack of an explanation can make the story more personal because it is left up to the audience to make their own assumptions as to why he is being hung. Without the knowledge that Farquhar’s execution is the result of his attempts to commit crimes against the Union army, the story becomes more universal because the audience is free to make their own personal assumptions. The rest of the movie is extremely accurate to the story in most other aspects because the movie does a great job at conveying the sharpened senses that Farquhar experiences in his imagination. At one point in the story it is said that “He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick”, and this passage is referenced in the movie when is shows the circular whirling that he experiences in the water. The movie also shows his heightened senses when it focuses on certain details of nature like the spider and the water snake.
The historical inaccuracies in the movie “Braveheart” have several basic areas which include adding or deleting characters and inaccuracy regarding the lives and actions of historical figures. In addition to this, there also happens to be military inaccuracies as well as periods of time which the movie does not account and instead inserts fictional events to make the movie more entertaining
Old Stephen has trouble putting these memories in chronological order to truly understand what young Stephen was thinking. He also struggles to actually understand these memories because these memories came from a young boy and now as an older man he can't really understand these memories properly. Because these memories come from young Stephen, old Stephen feels as if something is unresolved and is compelled to go back to The Close to try and settle that feeling. So these faded memories shape older Stephen’s world and to fully understand himself he needs to uncover these memories and try to make sense of them. Another example would be Inception the movie.
The resolution to the big mystery of who is sending the cards reads as if Zusak just couldn't figure out how to get out of the hole he'd dug for himself, so he just slapped this on. But if you can ignore the last 10 pages, this is a terrific, at times moving, and thought-provoking story that can lead readers to look at their own worlds in a slightly different
"Human beings often see coherence and planned design when neither exists. This is so in movies, literature, history, economics, and psychoanalysis—and constitutional law. Contrary to the repeated claims of George Lucas, its principal author, the Star Wars series was hardly planned in advance; it involved a great deal of improvisation and surprise, even to Lucas himself. Serendipity and happenstance, sometimes in the forms of eruptions of new thinking, play a pervasive and overlooked role in the creative imagination, certainly in single-authored works, and even more in multi-authored ones extending over time. Serendipity imposes serious demands on the search for coherence in art, literature, history, and law.
This is not an ordinary watch since Pozzo can look at it and measure not only time but also years and distance. He is show off and we can understand that he is pretentious but also very dependant on what he believes is important. When he loses it he goes blind; he loses control and becomes helpless. He also depends on his glasses and he believes that every time he wants to see something he has to put them on. Another interpretation of these two props could be that they are both things that a gentleman would use, but he doesn’t understand how to use them.
The film leaves an impression on the audience, an impression that not everything is what it seems. The audience is supposed to question what is real and fake. The series of events that Jacob encounters are very subjective due to the fact that nothing that happens throughout the movie is actually taking place, it is all scenarios he is putting himself in as he is dying. The only part of the movie that is real is the war. The dreams or nightmares he is having resembles his life and whether he is going to heaven or hell.