Movie Reflection Paper

1255 WordsNov 26, 20176 Pages
Today is Thanksgiving and my wife and I along with our 18 year old daughter are planning to see the movie WONDER today. I believe this is a perfect opportunity to conduct the experiential learning exercise. My hypothesis is that this movie will have characters who will display an intertwining of their strengths to bring about a successful outcome. Perhaps these strengths are similar to ours. The movie plot: “Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates,…show more content…
That’s a good way to start off Thanksgiving. Reflection after the movie. Heart touching as expected, my family liked the movie and the strength of August or Auggie (the main character) was reflected in all of our hearts. At the end of the ups and downs of this positive psychology based movie, Auggie was awarded the “Quiet Strength” medal during the school's annual awards day ceremony. As he accepted the award, he thanked his parents. “To my dad who always makes us laugh” and “to my mom who never gives up”. At the beginning of the movie, the two parents were arguing over sending Auggie to a local private school. The mom had homeschooled him for years and she felt that it was time for Auggie to face the world. She was determined that he was going to attend school and she made it happen. The Dad knew when to compromise with his wife. Her persistence and determination was woven into every scene. The Dad was the only parent shown giving hugs and he was also the only one in the family shown weeping after the dog died. Throughout the movie, Auggie reflected strength characteristics of both of his parents. He displayed continuous perseverance in the face of being teased and not accepted by both boys and girls. He also expressed love to his family and kindness toward one of the boys in the class who took him under his wing. My wife’s strengths are Spirituality, Humor, Kindness, Hope, and Love. My strengths are
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