Terry’s transformation throughout the film is stemmed from his moral awakening due to the betrayal he feels from Johnny Friendly and his “henchmen”. Initially, he is determined to disregard his conscience yet as a result of the guilt & restlessness he feels in regards to his role in Joey’s murder, his conscience becomes distinguished. His guilt over the murder is juxtaposed against the carelessness of the mobsters who joke that Joey could “sing but he couldn’t fly”, it is here that the Kazan separates Terry from the mob as he conveys him as a vulnerable & sensitive character as his conscience begins to overpower his ‘tough guy’ act. Kazan’s use of mist and fog relentlessly suppressing Terry Mallow highlights the ambiguity in Terry’s conscience, which reflects he is only just beginning to initiate recognition to his morals
The best actor is Andrew Dillemuth, who plays the younger brother. His looks describe the part he plays—Andrew’s younger brother. Though his performance is very emotional, he does an amazing job in one scene: the part that he tells his brother his dreams and the reason why their mother left them. The dream however, became a reality because Cain’s death is the same as he dreamed it: getting into an argument with his big brother and Andrew mistakenly stabbing Cain with a knife. While explaining the dream, Cain cries almost throughout the scene, he is the best of all in this play.
As the film progresses viewers gradually uncover and understand the complex nature of their relationship. Initially, Charlie is portrayed as the older sibling who protects his ‘kid brother’ from Johnny Friendly. This is clearly observed in the opening bar scene after Joey Doyle’s murder. When Terry shows signs of weakness and hesitation about the nights proceeds in front of Johnny, Charlie artfully places a hand on Terry’s wrist a subtle signal to be quite - a sign he is ‘looking out’ for Terry. Similarly, Terry displays a deep loyalty throughout the entire film, by refusing to ‘rat’ on Johnny despite his guilty conscience simply because he does not want to ‘put the finger on [his] own brother’.
When Johnny Friendly’s gang murders his brother Charlie, Terry realizes the union corruption makes the decision to go against the union and make them pay, now that he’s felt the pain personally. The initial stage of the film, Terry Malloy is a part of a corrupt and threatening environment. He is a careless character, who is easily directed. However in time, Terry learns to stop being a follower and decide to start reclaiming power of his own life. At the beginning of the film Terry is initially ruled by Johnny Friendly and his mob.
In Kazan’s film ‘On the waterfront’ Kazan portrays Terry Malloy, who played by Marlon Brando, as a flawed and troubled man who is heavily influenced by those close to him, such as his older brother Charlie, lover Edie and bold priest Father Barry. Kazan portrays Terry in this way because Kazan wants to show that with the help of god, through Father Barry and Edie, every man no matter how many sins he has committed can make up for them and be redeemed. At the beginning of the film Terry is so heavily influenced by Johnny and the mob he is blind to the fact that what he is doing is morally wrong, Kazan represents Terry’s blindness when Terry sends Joey to the roof top and Terry is oblivious to the real reason as to why Johnny wanted Joey up on the roof top. Joey’s death shakes
The novel discusses the interaction between the individual and the system. Through Caitlyn's father we are shown the attitudes of many towards criminals - he wants Brett to be entirely separated from society. In contrast, Sam wants the boys under his charge to integrate successfully with society. The second theme self-respect and sexuality is explored through the characters Caitlyn and Rebecca and the different ways in which they interact with Brett. Brett tries to seduce Caitlyn, and it is only when Rebecca does the same to him that he begins to realize that sexuality involves more than just having fun.
Rusty James’s goal is he wants everyone to respect him and he does not want to be alone. To reach those goal he has to fight everyone who do not like him and hang out with his best friends and his brother. He made a mistake when he cheated on his girlfriend that makes her leave
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Henry speaks this when he confronts the traitors about what to do with a drunkard who bashed the king. They say to punish the man and Henry says to show mercy. He then hands them letters, which say that he knows they are traitors. Henry says, “ Read them; and know, I know