This huge amount of responsibility slowly eats away at Gilbert. This movie is about the trials and tribulations of this broken family. It is clear to see that Gilbert strives for a normal life, to be able to live his life without having to take care of his own mother and brother. Gilbert is Arnie’s protection, every time Arnie gets into trouble Gilbert is always there to save him. At one point in the movie Gilbert has enough, he snaps and hits his brother and leaves.
By Angela Payne 9B “Gilbert Grape is trapped by responsibilities and routines”. Do you agree? Gilbert Grape is a young man who lives in a small, isolated town named Endora. Living with his Mum Bonnie, a morbidly obese woman, his handicapped brother Arnie, older sister Amy and 15 year old sister Ellen, Gilbert faces many obstacles limiting his freedom to do what he wants in life. “What’s eating Gilbert Grape?” is a film about responsibility and the struggles of a man with too much weight on his shoulders.
The film, “What's Eating Gilbert Grape” is a beautifully shot movie exploiting tenderness, caring, self-awareness and love that is set upon a small one street town of Endora, Iowa. The movie is centered around the Grape family. The grape family consists of Gilbert Grape who cares for his mentally ill 17 year old brother, Arnie, his obese mother, Bonnie, and his two other sisters, Amy and Ellen. Throughout the movie you will watch the Grapes striving to survive and coexist with the absence of a father figure, low wage work, and of course, 17 year old Arnie's mental condition. Gilbert Grape spends a majority of his time caring for his brother Arnie.
Atticus is a true caring father who always tries to be there for his family and always wants to take care of them well. He was always there whenever his children needed him and he defends his children always, even if it's to his sister Aunt Alexandria. Atticus always put his children first, they were his world and he always kept an eye on them, or chose another trustworthy person to do so. Mr.Ewell was totally opposite: he was obnoxious, only cared for himself and no one else, not even his family. Mr.Ewell never tried to be there for his children because it was said in court that he spent most of his time out of the house drinking.
Both boys were loved by their families so much that it did not matter what they did or how they behaved. They knew there was never any punishment and that their parents would easily forgive them. Zachary shows greed many times throughout the story but the one case that stood out the most was when Zachary would not take the time to go to the hospital to see his little sister, Lizzie, who was dying of cancer. He said he did not have time for that and decided to do his own things. When his mother told him he should go visit her, he replied in a very ignorant manner, “I can handle my own life.
He merely says a few things about Cash, mostly that he is his brother and so is Darl. Cash shows his kindness to Vardaman by never being angry with him. Cash finds Vardaman missing right after seeing Peabody's team run away. He also knows that Vardaman drilled holes into the coffin because he believes his mother is alive and still needs air. He even bores into Addie's face, but Cash still does not yell at him and simply mends the holes back.
Lasse Hallstrom’s intelligent use of film techniques convey an array of different ideas about change and the well scripted dialogue gives us a further insight into how it affects our lives. The lead character Gilbert Grape carries the perfect depiction of an unchanging lifestyle. He rises above his own needs to provide his family with what they need, day after day after day. We follow his journey throughout the film, as he starts to discover what he himself wants. This first really becomes evident when he is with Becky and returns home before the sun sets to bathe his brother Arnie.
As they grew up Pearl, grew to become rashly abusive which affects the kids later on in life towards how they see each other as kin. Ezra the middle child, inherits a restaurant from his late boss Mrs. Scarlatti, and converts it into a restaurant of his own creation in which he attempts to host many family dinner which he calls The HomeSick Restaurant. After the death of Pearl, Ezra who was closest to her, plans a service for her and then a dinner afterwards in her remembrance. The dinners themselves in nature are seen as a bad omen in the family because everyone always ends up fighting and storming out of the restaurant and
Kumalo knows that there is no purpose in extending the journey, because then he would just be extending the pain. Again, people relate to this in many ways, and everyone has experienced this hurt in one way or another. Cry, the Beloved Country does more then talk about racial issues or political issues or even social issues, it tells the tale of a man who does everything in his power not to let something happen and learns to let it go. It
Hassan’s loyalty is really brought out in the alley before Assef assaults him. By refusing to give the kite to Assef just to keep his promise to Amir, he really shows that he values their friendship more than himself. Despite the cowardice and disloyalty that Amir is about to show, Hassan never stops regarding Amir as a friend which is shown by the letter he writes to Amir later on. Guilt: Amir is constantly plagued by guilt and he can’t stop thinking about and being bothered by everything he does. Neither does he know how to get rid of the guilt, until Rahim Khan gives him a way.