Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

631 WordsJan 30, 20183 Pages
“Everything is Illuminated” Collecting is a hobby that includes searching, finding, achieving, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining items that are interesting to a collector. In “Everything is Illuminated” the roles of collecting was an important topic throughout the film. When the film started we saw Jonathan's extensive wall collection of his family's history. Then during the middle of the film we saw Lisa’s organized collection of the history of Trachimbrod. Both collections had many similarities and differences. Throughout this essay I will compare and contrast the similarities and differences in Lisa’s and Jonathan's collections. In the beginning of the movie we saw a zoomed in image of Jonathan pinning a pair of his grandmother’s dentures to his wall collection. Then the image zooms out and we were shown all the items that Jonathan had collected of his family. Jonathan's collection was massive and took up the whole wall in his room. He stored his collected items by putting them into zip lock bags and then organized them by placing a date on the bag and pinning the item near a family member’s picture. Most people would say that Jonathan’s collection was very unorganized and meaningless because there were items that people would say were trash and did not need to be collected. For instance, Jonathan collected a Fanta bottle cap in January 1992, which was an item that dealt with his father, Sam. The Fanta bottle cap that Jonathan had on his

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