Catch Me If You Can Essay

1953 Words May 4th, 2012 8 Pages
Catch Me If You Can and Its Effect on Society

I will be discussing the film Catch Me If You Can and its effect on society. Society is everything we see around us - the atmosphere we live in and the place we call home, the average people and their beliefs and what is accepted and what isn’t. It is in other terms, the world around us. In the film, society is represented as a gullible, and stereotypical place, as people tend to generally go with what they see, and believe everything they see. In some cases, the film is a true reflection of society in the 1960’s. However there is a vast difference between its setting and society today, hence it is arguable that it is not true reflection of today’s world and society.
At the beginning of the
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He uses his charms to his great advantage, and his main technique is achieved only when talking to a pretty, younger woman. He pulls out a necklace whilst the woman is telling him when the issue he is trying to deal with cannot be completed, i.e. the suit incident, and asks her, ‘did you drop this in the car park? It must have slipped right off your neck’. The young woman is then flattered to be attracted to what appears to be a well-supported handsome man and does not take great care into what she actually is doing, thus completing what he is trying to purchase or achieve.
Frank is driven to run away simply because he can choose neither his mom nor dad. It is an impossible choice to make for any teenager, and this reflects that Frank is still only a kid as he runs away. He can’t choose between his parents because he needs both of them, and we see this by his reaction when he was told of the divorce. Frank Jr. expresses his need of a stable, strong-bonded family throughout the film. It is what he wishes to have more than anything else. But however, he is expected to choose one parent over another. This for him is an impossible task as at the end of the day he is still a teenager and he needs both parents to support him in what he does and through his teenage life. His love for his parents, which he portrays throughout the film, is immensely strong. Frank’s character is completely reflective of a teenager. His reaction…