Analysis Of The Film What 's Eating Gilbert Grape

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Analysis of the Film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Sharon K. Chapman Tarleton State University Abstract [The abstract should be one paragraph of between 150 and 250 words. It is not indented. Section titles, such as the word Abstract above, are not considered headings so they don’t use bold heading format. Instead, use the Section Title style. This style automatically starts your section on a new page, so you don’t have to add page breaks. Note that all of the styles for this template are available on the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Styles gallery.] Keywords: [Click here to add keywords.] Analysis of the Film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape The Grapes are a poor, Midwestern family living in an isolated part of their community. The father of the Grape family successfully completed suicide by hanging in the families’ basement. Bonnie the mother is morbidly obese, suffering from depression and is unable to care for herself or her family. There are three brothers and two sisters, the oldest brother Larry “escaped” and is not living in the home. The youngest brother Arnie is intellectually challenged and requires constant supervision. Gilbert is the second oldest brother, and has become the father figure of the family. The oldest sister Amy acts as the surrogate mother. The youngest sibling in the family is Ellen, she is a typical egocentric teenager. Ellen has learned what buttons to push to set off explosions in the family. The stress that is occurring in the family is causing
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