Good Will Hunting Is The Story Of A Young Man Essay

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Good Will Hunting is the story of a young man in his early twenties, who was a custodian at M.I.T., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was not just a custodian however, he was a remarkable, naturally gifted, avid reader with an exceptional I.Q., and mathematician who devoured every book he got his hands on. Will was from South Boston where he lived alone in a flat on the down trodden side of town. He was what is referred to as a “southie”, growing up in a rough neighborhood with little or no opportunity. Although an orphan, Will had a family of friends who occupied a significant place in his life. Each morning, his friend Chuckie, played by Ben Affleck, pulled up to his junkyard front lawn, and knocked on the storm door. Will soon appeared wearing a t-shirt, swinging his jacket on as he came through the door. Will, Chuckie and their other two friends formed a family of brotherhood.
Curiously, Will a custodian at the school, was drawn to a mathematical theorem written on a chalkboard in the hall. Once it was discovered that he was the one that solved the theorem, the Professor pursued him desiring to engage him in the Math department in the hopes of saving him from himself, and his socioeconomic status. The opportunity presented itself for him to do exactly that when Will was arrested for assault and battery. The Professor’s influence afforded Will the opportunity to exchange jail time for probation with the condition that he remain under the supervision of…

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