An Imaginative Journey In Gil's Midnight In Paris

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In Midnight in Paris, Gil undertakes an imaginative journey as a result of his nostalgia. The dissatisfaction of the present drives Gil to the 1920’s- an era of Modernism. Along the journey, he meets individuals that are critical in changing his perspective including the influential writers Fitzgerald and Hemingway, and Adriana, a person of the 1920s with Golden Age thinking of La Belle Époque. The linguistic features depicted by the artists through dialogue gives strong impressions of individualism and hold an epicentre of modernistic beliefs. The characters are essential in setting the backgrounds and morals to the time period so that the viewers are able to gain a better understanding to Gil’s desires and emotions. The variety of personas…show more content…
Through these individuals, the audience may also gain a better understanding to the background and time period in which the issues have developed or were first recognized. Fitzgerald’s appearance allowed the link between the American Dream of materialistic views as the surface of the underlying issues and Gil’s intentions to travel back to that specific period to be established. This assisted the audience to understand the basis and origination of the issue more than it allowed Gil to find himself. In contrast there was a distinct connection between Gil and Hemingway. This was because both characters had alike longings to be in a different time period where they did not find satisfaction and happiness within the present. Chronologically, after depicting background and catalyst, then the development and insight to the journey, the understanding and knowledge accomplished is then reached through the differences of the two characters Inez and Adriana. Although Adriana is the persona that Gil desires, the association within the imaginative journey allows him to finally reach the outcome of understanding that he must live in the present as each time era has its own concealed and approached issues. By featuring these characters, the sequential structure of a journey is presented, outlining the fundamental ideas of timeless topics of question, which then suggests the foundational theme of
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