Post modernism in jacobs ladder

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The film Jacob’s ladder presents a postmodern theme to the audience. Throughout the movie the audience is left guessing, and the entire film seems to be a random chain of events. The end of the movie leaves the audience questioning whether they have enjoyed the film or if they have not. Because of the film’s theme it has many different moods and elements of postmodernism. 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. As he is dying the nightmares all consist of demons and devils trying to tempt or kill him. Jacob does not allow himself, to find inner piece and continues to be tempted by the demons, bringing himself a step down on the ladder to heaven. There are many different people in his life that he views as demons and angels. Jacob has three boys named Gabriel, Jebediah and Elijah, all biblical names. His three sons are viewed as angels. Jacob also has a chiropractor that looks after him and takes care of him like a guardian angel. In Jacobs’ nightmares he is dating a women named Jezebel. Jezebel acts like a succubus and is like a demon that is keeping him down. These signs of angels and demons, is an element of postmodernism. The form and structure of the film support the postmodern theme because there is an emphasis on how sight takes place, there is a movement away from the apparent objectivity provided by omniscient third-person narrators and there is an emphasis on the random seeming
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