"Disoriented", the one word Rick Grimes uses to describe the moments he has been through before reuniting with his family. In a world driven into a apocalypse, filled with the undead and anarchy, everyone's will and faith are tested. One will either be changed for worst or for the better. This essay will analyze the actions of Rick Grimes, present my ideas if I were in Ricks position, and to answer for the actions of one more character. Both Rick Grimes and his actions are moral and unselfish. Rather than being self-centered, Rick puts his life on the line to protect the group and his family with the best of his ability. The well-intentioned actions and selfless motives of Rick is evident in these three examples. In the early events of …show more content…
This rescue maybe an example of Rick's selfish way of redeeming himself and leaving his family, but Rick grasp this moment, with the intention of retrieving the bag guns as well. With more ammunition and weapons brought back to their camp, the higher their chances of surviving will be. Unfortunately, a group of Latino gang members beat down Daryl and abduct Glen to their hideout. Rick and the others also take one of the gang members. This leads to a confrontation with the gang leader who proposes a trade off, Glen for their captured member, together with Rick's bag of guns. Instead of leaving Glen, Rick chooses to accept the deal. He remembers the time in the tank, where Glen radioed him a path out from the horde of walkers. Glen could have left Rick to die out there, but he choose to rescue him. Again, Rick chooses to act unselfishly. Rick, together with T-Dog and Daryl head back to rescue Glen, even if the trade off might end in a shootout. Once, a former police officer, Rick's choices and decisions does get influenced by such a role. Like the three examples earlier, Rick has taken a police officer's duty of serving the community, sacrificing himself for the protection of others, and to work as one unit in a struggle into this dangerous world. Sympathizing for Merle, risking it all for Glen, and brining together this group prove to show the shadow of a police officer still resides with Rick in this apocalyptic atmosphere. As
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Rick’s hubris, as previously mentioned, is his self-centeredness and adamancy, which is resolved through his Ultimate Boon. Rick’s boon is selflessness and the first time that Rick truly shows this selflessness that he has received in his journey occurs when he decides to help Annina and Jan Brandel receive their travel visas to America. It represents a change in character and is a pivotal point in Rick’s character arc. This also fits in well with the cosmogonic cycle, as the Ultimate Boon is received by the hero directly after the apotheosis stage, which in Casablanca is represented by the resolution of Annina’s predicament (Campbell
Ricks American Café is a hotspot for people to get exit visas to Lisbon and then to America. At the beginning of the film Rick proves to us that he will not pick sides on the issues going on in Casablanca. Captain Louis Renault plans a shakedown at Ricks bar. Renault plans to arrest the Ugarte who murdered 2 Germans to get exit visas and then sell them at Ricks bar. Ugarte notices the Germans in the Bar and asks Rick to hide him until the Germans leave. Rick knows that Ugarte is trying to do good but Rick still stays neutral and doesn’t help Ugarte. After the Germans arrest Ugarte Renault asks Rick why he didn’t help Ugarte. Rick then responds with his signature line, “ I stick my neck out for nobody.” This again proves that Rick doesn’t want to side with the patriots or the
Rick struggles with his feelings of love for Ilsa and his loyalty and admiration for Victor and his cause. Rick recognizes how important Victor’s work is to the world, and sees that Ilsa is a necessary part of this mission. Rick admires Victor’s selfless devotion to Ilsa, and knows that he (Victor) is the better man. He tells Ilsa, “...inside of us we both know you belong with Victor.
If Ilsa had her way, she would remain in Casablanca with Rick to try to rekindle the relationship they had. Rick, however, wanted Ilsa to go and be with her husband. Rick’s journey was truly one of love. His final act of love for Ilsa involved giving up the relationship he wanted the most because of the love he had for her. Rick must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband escape Casablanca. He makes the right choice.
Ray points out that this concealing of the necessity for choice also governs the thematic paradigm in Casablanca. The film invites the audience to identify with Rick rather than Laszlo even though official American wartime sentiments are consistently voiced by Laszlo. Rick regularly insists upon unmediated self-interest,"I stick my neck out for nobody", "I'm the only cause I'm interested in", a position that Ferrari explicitly identifies with a discredited American tradition: "My
After that scene occurred, we see Rick and Jean at home discussing what had just occurred in the previous scene with the holdup and theft of their car. They are filing a police report. Rick is running for an election and is trying figure out a way with his advisors to avoid gaining bad publicity. He wants the African Americans vote and does not want to lose those that are on his side. By filing this police report after the incident that just occurred, he feels he put himself in a bad position in the election. Him and his advisors are trying to figure out what he should with the interview with the news reporters. As he's trying to figure out the right wording for the situation that occurred, Jean is watching the locksmith named Daniel played by Michael Pena, he is
In the novel, there is great religious influence in the form of Mercerism in which there is a belief that humans should share empathy through a device called the “empathy box,” which congregates the users’ conscience into one place to connect with Mercer. When using the device, the user is submerged into another reality, where everyone shares their feelings and emotions to one another. After continuous usage of it however, the characters have a self-conflict of affirming their existence. In this quote, Rick had just felt being merged with Mercer, only this time, without an empathy box.
Now, if you read between the lines you realize that Rick isn’t as he appears. He is said to have done odd jobs such as a roofer, a car parker, a painter, and a tree planter. Roofers tend to be of criminal background. Saying he is a car parker could be code that he stole cars. Painters go into people’s houses and spend time in the house when the family isn’t there. He probably robbed the houses. He probably just made up the tree planting thing to further reinforce the good guy persona. The main character also divulges to us that Rick made a copy of the gas station's bathroom key. That just reinforces a criminal background and the fact that he is using Rick for the disability money. Every relationship in this short story is based in greed. The producer doesn’t want to hire real actors so he can save money. Baldev was getting money to loan out his horrible basement. Lastly, the main character was taking as much advantage as possible of his disability and living conditions to get more
The Walking Dead is a televised American drama series about a group of people trying to survive a zombie apocalypse developed by Frank Darabont. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma after the world yields to a zombie plague (Griffiths, 2011). Dazed and confused from months in the hospital he wanders out to figure out why he cannot find anyone alive. He makes his way home only to find his wife and son missing. He sets out to locate his family and finds many other survivors on his journey (Tucker, 2010). The Walking Dead coordinates with many social themes such as
It became truly serious to John Rick when one afternoon, a court official and other ten men came to his house to arrest his wife. Mrs. Rick was similar to Mrs. Nurse, a virtous and pious Christian woman. John Rick had nearly gone mad; half of his mind told him if his wife was indeed innocent, she would be released. The other half reminded him of Mrs. Nurse’s and Simpson’s deaths. That night, he went around in the town to convince people to sign in a petition for his wife. By the
The bullets nearly hitting him missing by less than an inch, Rick cut straight right leading himself to an abandoned shack. The shack reminded him of the old house where the old man who every kid on the block thought was evil. This brought back the fearful memories of his older brother dragging him to the front of the old houses porch and him crying, fearing for his life. He opened the door to the old house, the creaking of the door sounded just like the door to
Later on, Major Strasser meets with Victor Laszlo to force Laszlo to release the names of revolutionaries, but he refuses. Afterwards, Laszlo and Ilsa talk about leaving Casablanca for their safety and realize that Rick may be the one with the transit papers. Laszlo tries to calmly convince Rick to give him the papers, to no avail. Shortly after, Ilsa also attempts to convince Rick to change his mind. She tries passively at first, then holds a gun to his stomach and demands that he give her the papers, after which she begins to break down about how she still loves Rick and never wanted to leave him in Paris. They spend the night together and Rick promises to get Laszlo out of Casablanca. The next night, as Rick gives the papers to Laszlo, Captain Louis Renault shows up to try to arrest Laszlo. Rick turns a gun on Renault, forcing him to clear the airport
The answer is not very. The creators of the show intentionally portrayed Rick’s alcoholism as inconsequential because in the grand scale of the universe, the issues of one man, or any collection of people, seems relatively insignificant. The depiction of alcoholism is unethical, but the show’s purpose is to blur the harsh lines between right and wrong into more of a grey area. A contrived moral code is unimportant when looking at the universe as a whole. Rick’s perspective of the universe is best summed up in his signature catchphrase, “Wubba lubba dub dub”, which from Birdperson language translates into, “I am in great pain, please help me”. He bears the liberating weight of a cold and indifferent universe, and resorts to a simple solution that he tells Morty after burying their bodies: “Don’t think about
I think the catharsis of the film was the end where they are showing Ricks rise to being a hero and then his fall to being seen as a villain. In this part there really was no feeling of fear or pity since they made it in such a way that it was fluid and you knew what was going to happen and actually accepted it, since Rick had done a lot of bad things before his one good decision. At this point you are happy to see that Rick has decided to change his life for the better, but also are happy that he has to still pay somewhat for the crimes he has done.
I decided to do my adaptation of one of the few scenes where Rick is by himself, and turned it into a tale of a deranged voyeur who will unknowingly atone for his own mistakes. I chose to write in third person, because I find it is relatively easier for me to write a story when I don't have to talk from first person perspective. The idea of me causing a person to meet an untimely demise, then being forced to witness the atrocity, and being unable to alter the outcome, strikes fear into my very bones. I honestly can't see myself working with a group in order to survive a zombie apocalypse, because I don't have much patience for other people's shortcomings. Throughout my life, I have found myself in a lot of scenarios where the incompetence of others causes me to shut down and the plans we start to set in motion quickly dissolve. I can have a short fuse when it comes to making mistakes because I am a control freak and a perfectionist; I have a low tolerance for mediocrity, and it affects a lot of my personal relationships. The way that I started out the story actually mirrors a recurring insecurity I have towards being abandoned. The moment where I decide to kill my friend who had become a zombie actually made me choke up a bit because that friend is very dear to me.