Big Fish Is A Good Character Study

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“There are some fish that cannot be caught. It’s not that they are faster or stronger than other fish, they’re just touched by something extra.” This quote takes place in the movie Big Fish. It is about a father and son who don’t get along very well. William Bloom, who is the son to Edward bloom, gets very upset with his father for always telling tall tales, or stories anywhere they go. In the beginning of the film, the father starts off by telling the story about him catching the fish at his sons wedding reception. William gets very angry with his father for telling this story once again, and the fact that it was at his son’s reception. This occurrence leads to William and Edward to stop speaking to each other. Big Fish is a good character study because of the multiple hidden meanings and messages throughout the film.
When describing major’s characters in a film, they mostly are defined centrally to the development and resolution of the story’s conflict. In this film, the two most important characters our Edward and William. Edward bloom is the main character of the film for many reasons. Edward is mostly considered as the hero of the film. According to New York times, A.O Scott states, “The hero is Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, who, though he comes from a small town in Alabama, is played as a young man by Ewan McGregor, who is Scottish, and in his later years by Albert Finney, who is English” (Scott). He is a man that explains his life through marvelous stories that
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