Casablanca And The Movie Casablanca

885 WordsOct 24, 20174 Pages
Many believe that as a society, cultural norms and morals have changed with the times. However, it can be argued that although many new innovations have brought mankind into the 21st century, the same values have remained. Humans cling to things that throughout the generations have influenced our everyday lives. As an audience in 1942 to today’s audience, three things have remained the same; the love of a good romance, war time issues, and loyalties. This essay will compare what the audience in 1942 saw in these cultural norms to the audience today within the movie Casablanca. “Love is patient, love is kind.” - 1 Corinthians 13:4 (1 Corinthians 13:4). Love is found in everyday situations whether it be in relationships, work, or a hobby.…show more content…
This was the case is Casablanca, when refugees gathered in Casablanca waiting to receive an exit visa bound for America. Although the audience in 1942 were aware of the situation at the time because they were living it, today’s audience can also relate since the war on terrorism is in full swing. Another issue that adds on to the war issue is that of corruption. As in the film, when Captain Louis Renault is caught between that of the German Nazi’s and helping someone who were trying to help those who oppose German rule. Although it is a despicable act, corruption is found in every avenue when it comes to war. Many would say it is only to better the outcome of the side they are fighting for, however, it is still found within the two cultures. Also, the decision of right and wrong is found to be a norm that is been present since the beginning of time and has stayed constant. This is shown when Rick as to decide whether to stay neutral as he always has or to help the woman he loves as well as her husband flee the country. “Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss” (Bright Drop). Throughout life, Loyalties are tested, whether it be a friend or a loved one. When put to the test, some rise to the occasion while others fall flat and prove where their loyalties lie. At times, it is even asked of one to prove where their loyalties lie within themselves to prove one’s values. In many cases within the film, loyalties are
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