Slumdog Millionaire Essay

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Describe at least ONE idea that was worth learning about in the text. Explain why the idea was worth learning about in the text as a whole, using examples of visual and / or oral language features to support your ideas. In Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle “Love conquers all” is an idea worth learning about. Boyle uses cinematography, dialogue & gesture and flashbacks to show this. Love conquers all is an idea worth learning about because you may come across it in many texts, it’s a universal idea and it’s appealing to us as an audience. Love conquers all is the common theme in the texts, especially those which feature young love. Other texts such as the well-known play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, to the novel feed by M.T Anderson and even music such as Right by my Side by Nicki Minaj featuring Chris Brown all include this common theme of Love conquers all. Love conquers all is also a universal theme. It can be used in any generation and any country and in different kinds of texts as I have listed. We as an audience all love seeing two young lovers overcoming any obstacles fate throws in their way. This appeals to us as an audience as it makes us believe that if you strive for love, nothing can hold you back from achieving that love. Jamal and Latika are the two young lovers in Slumdog Millionaire and the plot revolves around Jamal’s quest to be with Latika and the obstacles that are thrown in his way. The first obstacle appears to be the game show, but we are quickly shown that it is the conflict with the host Prem that Jamal must win to be united with Latika. The conflict between Prem and Jamal helped me understand the main idea of “Love conquers all”. It helped me understand this by the use of flashbacks during the show. When Jamal was asked a question on the show, there was a flashback showing how Jamal knew the answer to the

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