Breaking Away

766 WordsMar 14, 20054 Pages
The movie "Breaking Away" presents the story of a young man from working class origins who seeks to better himself by creating a persona through which he almost, but not quite, wins the girl. The rivalry between the townies and the college students sets the scene for the story of four friends who learn to accept themselves as they "break away" from childhood and from their underdog self-images. Dave Stoller, the main character, is a young man completely obsessed with cycling and Italy. His fantasies are so well fabricated that he drives his family crazy by behaving and speaking as if he were an Italian cyclist. Dave aspires to be one of the best cyclists yet the best racers are Italian. He feels that in order to be the best, he must…show more content…
Breaking away from the norm of not attending college among the four friends, was not that easy. Dave, Mike, Moocher, and Cyril were wasting away their lives together, discouraging each other from moving up in the world. I think that the friends were scared to grow up for the fear of failure and no success was ingrained in their minds. However, the victory of the Cutter team was an important victory for all four. They realized that they are no different from the university students – they can achieve success just as the university students

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